東北大学工学研究科 技術社会システム専攻

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Department of Management Science and Technology is engaged in researches regarding “forthcoming technologies for future society” as well as “forthcoming society with advanced technologies.” Our department consists of two parts: Management of Technology and Science, Technology and Society.

Management of Technology

Technology Policy

Innovation in industry is a process that involves an enormous amount of uncertainty, human creativity, and opportunity. This unit delves into the emergence of new technologies and services, and studies how to develop products and services in keeping with overall strategy and policy. In addition, we have expanded our research domain to encompass new issues in the next generation devices, product disign, and AI. Research topics:

  • R&D strategy
  • R&D organization
  • Technology road mapping
  • Science and Technology policy
  • High-Tech Startups
Prof. Ishida, ShuichiProf. Ishida, Shuichi

Management of Integrated System Technology

For realization of sustainable, safe, secure and healty society, researches on advanced image sensor technologies including semiconductor processes, devices and integrated circuits as core of intelligent interface system are being conducted in this field of study. Through research, development, and practical realization of advanced technologies including, but not limited to, following topics, students are trained to earn management skills as well as high technological specialities.

  • Statistical measurement of miniaturized device characteristics
  • Advanced process and device technologies for integrated circuits
  • High sensitivity wide dynamic range image sensors
  • Ultra-high speed image sensors
  • Highly accurate realtime spectral imaging
  • R&D and technological strategy management
Assoc. Prof. Kuroda, RihitoAssoc. Prof. Kuroda, Rihito

Comprehensive Biomedical and System Engineering

We are studying advanced medical and welfare systems based on communication and information technologies. The study focuses not only on development of a human interface system that is friendly to the elderly and the physically challenged but also on evaluation of the effect of using the system.

  • Virtual reality system for medical care and welfare
  • Evaluation of effects of video images based on biological data
  • Non-contact measurement system for biological monitoring
Assoc. Prof. Sugita, NorihiroAssoc. Prof. Sugita, Norihiro

Science, Technology and Society

Energy Systems Analysis and Design

The laboratory focuses on energy systems analysis, integrated design, and methodologies with social and economic dimensions on the basis of both engineering economics and systems engineering. The study includes various aspects of energy systems include technological learning, innovation, security, and Sustainability Development Goals.

  • Regional energy systems analysis and design using spatial information
  • Long term energy system transition toward low carbon society
  • Utilization of biomass resources for smart city planning and its environmental impact assessments.
Prof. Nakata, ToshihikoProf. Nakata, Toshihiko

Advanced Social Energy System

The 21st century is called as “the century of environment”. In the field of electrical engineering, it is essential for further efficient energy generation, transportation, conversion, and usage in consideration of the environment. To realize it, static and rotating machines, and power electronics are key technologies.

Our laboratory focuses on the development of high-efficient electric machines, and the advanced system which is composed with several static and rotating machines and power converters.

  • Performance improvement of electric machines
  • Development of magnetic gears and geared-machines
  • HVDC system for the offshore wind farm
  • Variable inductors for voltage control in electric power systems
  • Electric mobility
Prof. Nakamura, KenjiProf. Nakamura, Kenji

Risk Assessment and Management

The aim of our research is to enhance the safety of large-scale complex systems by utilizing the methods of risk assessment and management. Focusing on the aspects of interaction between human and machines, we study human factors problems from variety of viewpoints. In addition, dialogue between experts and citizens about science and technology is also studied for promoting mutual better understanding of the risk and benefit of advanced technologies. The examples of our research topics are as follows:

  1. Human factors study for air traffic control (ATC) system
  2. Evaluation of human-machine interface using human brain mapping method Cyber security
  3. Science and technology communication
Prof. Takahashi, MakotoProf. Takahashi, Makoto
Assoc. Prof. Karikawa, DaisukeAssoc. Prof. Karikawa, Daisukeo

Management of Transportation and Society

We conduct pioneering research of the transportation management for sustainable society, taking into account the recent advances in self-driving technology, electric vehicles, big data in transportation, etc.

The relevant topics are:

  1. strategies for enhancing reliability and resiliency of urban road networks;
  2. design of accessible and manageable smart public transportations;
  3. development pricing/cost-sharing schemes for efficient mobility sharing;
  4. analyses of a socio-economic system as a mass of intelligent but selfish agents;
  5. analyses of a spacio-temporal dynamics of traffic jam by exploiting big data in transportation;
  6. pricing and decision making on infrastructure projects under dynamic uncertainty.
Assoc. Prof. Nagae, TakeshiAssoc. Prof. Nagae, Takeshi

Intellectual Property Right

I have been working on econometric analysis of the creation and diffision of knowledge, which is innovation. Research topics I addressed so far include: knowledge spillover from university research to industrial innovations; technology transfer from manufacturing extension centers to small local firms; determinants of new firm creation at business incubators; and impact of the quality of patents biotechnology startups own on IPO. Students who consider studying under my supervison must see my website below and make contact with me before application by sending a research proposal.
http://sites.google.com/site/nfukugawa/

Assoc. Prof. Fukugawa, NobuyaAssoc. Prof. Fukugawa, Nobuya