The lecture series presented by international WRHI staff

The lecture series presented by international WRHI staff


The Tokyo Tech World Research Hub Initiative (WRHI) was established as part of the IIR  and is the driving force behind our aspiration to act as a center for groundbreaking research, where we invite top-level researchers from abroad to facilitate collaboration with academics at the Institute.

We are very pleased to announce the lecture presentations delivered by overseas researchers we have invited. The venue is the new ‘open communication space’ on the first floor of R2 building.

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Both events will take place after the representative assembly, so those who attend the assembly will also have a chance to come to the lectures.

Each researcher will talk about their research  for about 30 minutes, followed by a Q & A session. We appreciate your active participation in the Q & A.

Date, Time, and Venue

Lecture 1
Date and time: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 16:00–17:30
Venue: R2 Bldg., floor 1, open communication space, Suzukakedai Campus

  • Dr. Petter Holme
    Lecture title: “Temporal networks of human interaction”

 are all around us—from power-grids to the nervous system, from polymer interactions in friendship networks, from protein interactions to chains of historical events. Network theory is a framework that seeks to explain how such networks function, evolve and can be controlled. Like (or, perhaps, as a branch of) statistical physics, it is a way to explain how system-wide properties emerges from the microscopic interactions between nodes in the networks. Moreover, network theory gives methods to extract useful information from large-scale data sets of complex systems, thus forming a connection between physics and data science. Sometimes, one has information not only about which nodes that interact, but also when the interaction happens. This information can be crucial for understanding how dynamical systems (like diseases spreading over human contact networks) behave. I will discuss the theory of temporal networks—integrating information about time and network topology. This theory, it turns out, becomes rather different from static network theory (partly because temporal networks are not transitive, in the algebraic sense). I will focus mostly of networks of human face-to-face interactions and disease spreading over such, but also discuss the state of the field of temporal networks in general, and its future challenges.

  • Dr. Norimasa Nishiyama
    Lecture title:”Very tough hardest oxide and transparent third hardest material” 
  • ・Dr. Chandra DebraJ
    Lecture title:“Smart architectures of nanomaterials as heterogeneous catalytic system for versatile applications”

Lecture 2
Date and time: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 16:00–17:30
Venue: R2 Bldg., floor 1, open communication space, Suzukakedai Campus

  • Dr. Alexander I May
  • Dr. Kenji Suzuki
    Lecture title:”Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging”
  • Dr. Yui Jin

Registration is not required. We look forward to seeing there on the day!