University of Electro-Communications publishes March 2018 issue of e-Bulletin
The March 2018 issue of the UEC e-Bulletin includes short videos of UEC, Tokyo tenure track researchers describing their latest findings in areas that include robotics and artificial intelligence, geophysics, and biotechnology.
Research highlights from high impact publications are 'electron transfer and oxidative damage in DNA under biomimetic crowding environment', Makiko Tanaka; 'aurora-induced atmospheric composition change: Global sodium variation revealed by optical spectroscopic observations from the space', Takuo Tsuda; and 'developing robots that can learn like humans', Tomoaki Nakamura.
Aurora-induced atmospheric composition change: Global sodium variation revealed by optical spectroscopic observations from the space
Aurora—northern lights/southern lights—light emission appears at high altitudes in the range 100-300 km the polar atmosphere. Auroras are caused by energetic particles precipitating from space near the Earth. It is thought that such auroral particle precipitation can induce many kinds of effects to the Earth's atmosphere.
Recently, there have been remarkable advances in artificial intelligence (AI). It is said that AI is superior to human intelligence in supervised learning where vast amounts of labeled data is used to perform specific tasks. However, it is considered that it is difficult to realize human-like intelligence using only supervised learning because all supervised labels cannot be obtained for all the sensory information required by robots.
It is known that an electron-hole injected into DNA moves through double helical DNA and induces oxidative damage at guanine sites. To-date, this process has only been investigated in aqueous dilute solutions.
Researcher Video Profiles
Geophysics: Space and upper atmospheric physics
Developing robots that are as smart as humans
Charge transfer and damage in DNA by oxidizing DNA with light
News and Events
Special lecture to launch the countdown to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of UEC on 8 December 2018
On 10 February 2018, the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo (UEC, Tokyo) held the first of many lectures and events planned for 2018 to commemorate the university's centennial anniversary--UEC Tokyo was established on 8th December 1918.