2022 Human-Centric Information Systems II

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Nagai Takehiro  Yamaguchi Masahiro  Koike Yasuharu  Nakamoto Takamichi  Kumazawa Itsuo  Kaneko Hirohiko  Okumura Manabu  Suzuki Kenji  Motomura Masato  Slavakis Konstantinos  Shinozaki Takahiro  Kurosawa Minoru  Watanabe Yoshihiro  Yoshimura Natsue  Nakatani Momoko 
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Lecture    (Face-to-face)
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Mon1-2(G321)  Thr1-2(G321)  
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Course description and aims

In the field of human-centric information systems, the instructor gives lectures on the topics include information processing, network, human interface, wave analysis, acoustic systems, signal processing, information theory, information processing system, and pattern recognition. The background science and hardware/software technologies related to information systems, and also the latest trends in this field, are introduced.
This course is aiming at overviewing the research, development, and use of human-centric information systems, as well as complehensively understanding the technologies that support those systems.

Student learning outcomes

By completing this course, students will be able to
(1) Have a comprehensive understanding of modern information system technology such as fundamentals on psychophysics, statistics, measurement engineering, display engineering, and human interface.
(2) Learn the background science and hardware/software technologies related to information systems, such as information processing, network, and human interface, together with the up-to-date trends in this field.
(3) Apply those knowledge to their own researches.


Information processing, Network, Human interface, Wave analysis, Acoustic systems, Signal processing, Information theory, Information processing system, Pattern recognition

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

In each class of this course, a lecturer engaged in the information and communication engineering introduces the technology and trends of human-centric information systems. An exercise is assigned to enhance students' understanding in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance What are the technology items required for the human-centric information systems?
Class 2 Introduction to speech recognition Understand how to formulate speech recognition and how to realize it on computers.
Class 3 Natural Language Processing and its Applications Understand the current applications of language processing technologies and investigate their future applications.
Class 4 Social network analysis and social media Understand how to use network science to analyze data from social media and wearable devices.
Class 5 Artificial-intelligence-assisted decision making To understand the recent advancement in and the future perspectives of the development of artificial-intelligence-based decision-making systems.
Class 6 Fundamentals and Future of Image Sensing Technologies: From photography to multi-spectrum sensing Traditional image sensing technologies and challenges for innovations are introduced.
Class 7 1-bit digital signal and its application Delta-sigma modulated over sampling digital signal and application to echo location system.
Class 8 Technology of odor reproduction Methods to explore odor components and to present blended odor.
Class 9 Illusion Some examples about illusion are explained and described about information processing system in the brain.
Class 10 Human space perception and 3D display Understand the characteristics of human space perception and the structures of 3D display system.
Class 11 Augmented reality and its possibilities Understand the possibilities in future society and its fundamental technologies.
Class 12 Hardware-Oriented Information Processing Understand the computation approaches that exploit modern large-scale integrated circuits
Class 13 General discussion I Summarize the technology trend of human-centric information systems.
Class 14 General discussion II What are the future issues in this field?

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Not specified. Supplementary materials will be provided.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment is based on the exercise in each class that evaluates the level of understandings of the lecture (60%). In addition, the presentation or equivalent work in the general discussion is evaluated (40%).

Related courses

  • ICT.A406 : Human-Centric Information Systems I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None required.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Takehiro Nagai

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance.


The contents of some classes are subject to change due to the change in the instructor.

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