Since its inception in 2002, the Department of Management Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, has been actively promoting the interdisciplinary field of engineering and social systems. In addition to the primary education from the perspective of management engineering on intellectual property and technology management, the department provides education and research on systematically analyzing the complex problems of modern society related to engineering and technology and how to create solutions to them from a comprehensive perspective.
Specifically, we target technological systems that interact closely with modern society, based on our understanding of engineering and technology, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering, management engineering, and transportation engineering. We will explore how to analyze and design such systems based on an engineering approach based on mathematical models. Specific systems that are the subject of education and research include energy social systems, material social systems, network social systems, and risk social systems. In this way, the Department of Management Science and Technology aims to expand the frontiers of engineering, develop new academic fields, and construct academic theories.