SHIGA UNIVERSITY Department of Data Science

Graduate School of Data Science starts in April 2019.

For more information, see our brochure in PDF format.

Launch a new field! The department of Data Science is the first for faculty in Japan to meet a real society demand for rich imaginative leaders who use data efficiently.

Data scientists discover hidden information in the big data and then create the new value using their knowledge and utilization skill of data science.The faculty of Data Science commits to contribute for social development to nurture excellent personnel who leads the optimal decision-making based on the data utilization for the society in the future.

What is data science?

Data science is a study of extracting “value” from ubiquitous data in our society. In the recent year, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) has been developing and there is significant and increasing demand for advanced ability of data processing and analyzing in every sort of business, industries such as medical care, educational and government organizations, etc. In addition to expertise, diverse experiences of analysis is required to derive social and economic “value” from the data.

Characteristics of curriculum

This curriculum provides the latest science in 21st century called “data science” (data centric science) which transcends conventional informatics and statistics along with the development of ICT (Information and Communication Technology).

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Akimichi Takemura Professor, Director of Data Science Education and Research Center / Mathematical Statistics
Shizue Izumi Professor / Statistical Science / Statistics Education
Koji Iwayama Associate Professor / Informatics / Nonlinear Time-series Analysis Bioinformatics
Osamu Ichikawa Professor / Informatics
Takaaki Umedu Associate Professor / Informatics
Akira Kawai Associate Professor / Informatics
Kaoru Kawamoto Professor / Data Analysis for Decision-Making
Yoshiki Kumazawa Professor / Mathematical Statistics
Kunihiko Saito Professor / Humanistic Social Informatics
Tomokazu Sato Professor / Informatics
Shohei Shimizu Professor / Machine Learning
Xiaokang Zhou Lecturer / Informatics
Tomoyuki Sugimoto Professor / Statistical Science
Heiwa Date Lecturer / Family Sociology
Takuma Tanaka Associate Professor / Neuroscience
Tetsuto Himeno Associate Professor / Mathematical Statistics
Kaoru Fueda Professor / Mathematical Statistics
Takayuki Fujii Associate Professor / Mathematical Statistics
Naoki Makita Professor / Official Statistics
Hidetoshi Matsui Associate Professor / Statistical Science
Chisako Muramatsu Associate Professor / Medical Image Processing

Distinguished Visiting Professors

Kazunori Ogohara Specially Appointed Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Shiga Prefecture / Planetary Science / Meteorology
Hirokazu Kato Distinguished Visiting Professor, Professor of Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University / Transportation Planning / Environmental Evaluation
Kazuo Kitahiro Distinguished Visiting Professor, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. Technical Advisor / Quality Control
Hideki Komatsu Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, View Communications /
Yo Sheena Professor (Cross Appointment), Professor, Shinshu University / Faculty of Economics and Law
Tsuyoshi Shirai Distinguished Visiting Professor, Professor of Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology / Information Structural Biology
Sachiko Tanaka Associate Professor (Cross Appointment), Associate Professor, Shiga University of Medical science / Medical Statistics
Michinori Hatayama Distinguished Visiting Professor, Professor of Disaster Prevention Research Institute Kyoto University / Geoinformatics