IST Creative Evolution Project


Vision of IST Creative Evolution Project

IST Creative Evolution Project is a project that was kicked off in the fiscal year 2022, with Professors Makoto Naruse and Hidehiko Kuzuoka (at that time) at the core of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (IST) of The University of Tokyo.
The academic and technological advancements in IST, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in the year 2021, have significantly strengthened its research and education. 
In recent years, there has been a parallel expansion and deepening of cutting-edge research, along with the development of programs focused on creating new value through social collaboration and industry-academia partnerships, as well as initiatives aimed at solving societal challenges.
Furthermore, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) have become crucial factors in all aspects of society, and thus they are also one of the most critical perspectives to consider for us as a graduate school. Within this social context, there are high expectations to further promote activities and social and industry-academia collaboration programs that support D&I, while also actively sharing various activities being conducted by IST with both internal and external stakeholders.
IST Creative Evolution Project aims to revitalize IST by recruiting graduate students with an interest in activating and stimulating the department. These students will work as Excellent Research Assistants, addressing issues related to social collaboration, industry-academia cooperation, and D&I, and endeavoring to shape the future of the department. By fostering collaboration between graduate students and faculty in IST, the project strives to explore and strengthen new facets of the graduate school.
Starting with the recruitment of six participants in 2022, as of August 2023, there are now eight active RAs contributing to the project.


学生交流イベント~IST Grand Gathering~

IST Grand Gathering by IST Creative Evolution Project
2022.11.18 HASEKO-KUMA HALL,Hongo campus
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2023.2.28  Sanjo Conference Hall,Hongo campus
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Building Your Future in Information Science and Technology —Explore Career Development and Technology with Microsoft—

Building Your Future in Information Science and Technology —Explore Career Development and Technology with Microsoft—
(2023.6.17 Hybrid - Onsite:Sanjo Kaikan, Hongo campus / Online)
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IST Grand Gathering 2

IST Grand Gathering 2 by IST Creative Evolution Project
2022.11.18 HASEKO-KUMA HALL,Hongo campus
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IST's Creative Evolution Project's Video Series

In this project, the Excellent Research Assistants were working on introductory videos for the six departments. All have now been completed.

Department of Computer Science

Department of Mathematical Infomatics

Department of Information Physics
& Computing
XU, Yuting

Department of Electronic
Information Science
Lee, Yingxuan

Department of Mechano-Informatics
ASANO, Masaki

Department of Creative Informatics

Project's Member

  • IWATA, Satoru(Vice Dean/Mathematical Informatics Professor)
  • KUZUOKA, Hideaki(Mechano-Informatics Professor)
  • TSURUOKA, Takuji(Planning Office/Special Adviser to the Dean)
  • SANO, Eriko(Planning Office/Public Relations Office)
  • SAWAYAMA, Masataka(Planning Office/Information Physics & Computing Lecturer)
  • KADOMOTO, Junichiro(Planning Office/Information & Communication Engineering Research Associate)
  • VO, MINH DUC(Planning Office/Creative Informatics Project Research Associate)
  • HIJIKATA, Tomomi(Public Relations Office Deputy Director)

Excellent Research Assisntant for IST Creative Evolution Project

  • HARANG, Romain Pierre Lucien(Computer Science Doctoral Program)
  • YAMADA, Taiki (Mathematical Informatics Doctoral Program)
  • Xu, Yuting(Information Physics & Computing  Doctoral Program)
  • ASANO, Masaki (Mechano-Informatics Doctoral Program)
  • WAKCHAURE, Manas(Mechano-Informatics Doctoral Program)
  • VISHAL, Chauhan(Creative Informatics Doctoral Program)
  • ARATA, Shunki(Creative Informatics Doctoral Program)
  • SHARMA, Megha(Information & Communication Engineering Master’s Program)