Image processing and medical imaging concepts are the title chosen by most of the research scholars. ECE students choose DSP and various communication based concept.
The Data Sciences Program (DSP) started on October 2015 as one of the “International Priority Graduate Programs (PGP) - Advanced Graduate Courses for International Students - ” supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Technology (MEXT).
Our main purpose of this program is to develop highly-specialized global human resource of data sciences contributing to construction of social, life, and environmental foundations. The program is designed to acquire not only basic knowledge and skills of data sciences based on computer sciences, fundamental mathematics, and engineering, but also practical skills for discovery and solving the real world problems in life sciences, social sciences, economics, and others. Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS) conducts this program in collaboration with graduate schools of Life Sciences, Economics and Management, and Engineering in Tohoku University. The courses will mainly be given in English except for some optional subjects to learn Japanese language and culture.
DSP consists of a 5-year graduate program combining 2-year master's and 3-year doctor's courses. Students should be affiliated with one of the four graduate schools: Graduate Schools of Information Sciences (GSIS), Life Sciences, Economics and Management, and Engineering. Primary and sub mentors are assigned to every student participating DSP for supervising their learning and research, where the primary mentor is the professor/associate professor accepting the student in her/his affiliated department of the graduate school, and the sub mentor belongs to GSIS. The course curriculum is constructed as follows:
♦ Applicants must be an excellent student newly coming from abroad to study as a graduate-level foreign student.
♦ Applicants must have earned over 2.3 evaluation point average of their latest two-year’s academic grade based on the calculation (see note 1) and keep their high academic level after the entrance.
♦ Applicant must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan by the beginning of October, 2017.
♦ Applicants for DSP need to satisfy ONE of the following conditions:
i) Those who have graduated, or will graduate, from a university (see note 2) by September 30, 2017.
ii) Those who have completed, or are expected to complete, total of 15 years of school education (see note 3) by September 30, 2017 and have been recognized by the prospective graduate school of DSP to have performed well in classes related to the field of data sciences studies.
iii) Those who have reached 22 years of age by September 30, 2017 and have been recognized by the prospective graduate school of DSP, through individual qualification examinations, to have a scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have graduated from a university.
The designed device is compact and easy to use Virtual Impedance Meter allowing to measure impedance in a wide frequency range (from 10 Hz up to 100 kHz). The most important features of the analyzer are small size (4-layer PCB) and low production cost. Thanks to the use of an impedance measurement method based on DSP and AD5933 microsystem (high precision impedance converter system solution that combines an on-board frequency generator with a 12-bit, 1 MSPS, analog-to-digital converter) with complex analog conditioning circuit, the developed instrumentation can be compared to portable analyzers offered by top worldwide manufacturers.
i) Those who have earned, or will earn, master's degree by September 30, 2017.
ii) Those who have engaged in research activities for at least 2 years at an educational or research institution after graduation from a university and have been recognized by the prospective graduate school of DSP on the basis of their research performance to have a scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned master's degree.
iii) Those who have reached 24 years of age by September 30, 2017 and have been recognized by each prospective graduate school of DSP through individual qualification examinations to have scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned master's degree.
Japanese government (MEXT) scholarship will be available for excellent students who intend to actively engage in the DSP program and contribute to its objectives. A monthly stipend is available; details of this and other information are listed below. Awardees of the scholarship will be selected from the candidates who are successful in the DSP examination process. The MEXT scholarship scheme applies only to those who live outside of Japan at the time of application and were born on or after April 2, 1982.