To achieve our mission, we at Department of Systems Innovation are committed to research activities in the following four priority areas and one project.
We carry out education and research in engineering for creating new values for system of systems engineering that consists of a large number of human-made objects. For this purpose, we will build up a new perspective for manufacturing activities by establishing a new methodology to manage various factors such as total optimization, life cycle as well as design/production and operations of specific elements in a more advanced manner.
Dealing with a global circulation system consisting of circulation of resources, energy, humans and products, information, value, services and others, we will present education and research on a global and high added-value circulation system that ensures symbiosis among nature, human, society and human-made objects. Our education and research will serve to comprehend all these factors involved in circulation with multilateral and panoramic viewpoints.
Based on knowledge of human cognition, psychology and decision-making as well as knowledge of mathematics of social and economic phenomena, we define human behavior. With this definition, we conduct education and research in engineering that will consequently realize a vital and affluent society as well as institutional and functional design of socioeconomic system by making good use of computer simulations.
With extensive use of the latest scientific knowledge and most advanced engineering innovations, we can expect to create innovative systems with new functions by reconstructing the existing systems from the ground up. In this context, we pursue education and research on methodologies of systems innovation as the result of applying engineering knowledge generated at boundary regions between advanced engineering knowledge and other fields as well as by means of combining different kinds of engineering knowledge to generate new kinds of engineering knowledge.
In accordance with diversification and evolution of service, we are entering a new era in which we must consider the functions of diversified values such as personal values or values of the whole society as such, not only the conventional economic function. We pursue education and research for creating knowledge of service evaluation methods, service modeling and simulation for appropriate designing of multi-value generating service as well as for optimization of service system and creation of innovations.