Social Computing

As computer plays an important role in our daily life, it is becoming also important to understand social interaction within a computerized society. Social Computing is an area of intersection of computer science and social science to understand and support any sort of social behavior in or through computational systems.

Robot Journalism

We are working on the development of an algorithm that automatically generates news articles. In the near future, algorithms will become more involved in the delivery of information as a personal information curator. We are interested in the role of algorithms in the transmission of information in the future.

Information Visualization

We are intensively working on Information Visualization research which generates interactive visual representations of abstract data to support human cognition. This has emerged from research in human-computer interaction, computer science, visual design and psychology and is becoming important in data science including big data analysis.

Human-Computer Interaction

Our main research area is Human-Computer Interaction which explores interaction between human and computers. The study intersects disciplines such as computer science, behavioral science, design, communication, media studies and several other fields of study.

Human-AI Interaction

As the smartphone has become more widely available, we easily take photos and upload them online to share with others. Photographs are abundant, but they are not used properly, even though they provide meaningful information about the social scenes of our daily lives. To address this issue, Histogram was created as a new interface for displaying and sharing location-related photographs chronologically to trace the changes in a location. The prototype of this system is mobile-optimized to encourage users to easily upload photos with their smartphones, so that the system can be run through social cooperative work.