Master's and doctoral students in the Department of Systems Innovation talked about the attractiveness of our department.
The Department of Systems Innovation offers a wide range of high-quality classes and research topics that ranges from AI to Supply Chain Management, which usually embraces various points of view on all the tackled subjects. On top of classes, research is a fulfilling activity. I am part of the Kawasaki Laboratory, where I conduct research on temporal graphs and Global Supply Chains. This laboratory gives me access to high-quality datasets and cutting-edge tools; besides, students can have chances to join well-known international conferences. Global Supply Chain is at the interdisciplinary interface between Economy, Applied Mathematics, and Politics, and is necessary to build a more sustainable and resilient future: it combines challenge and a sense of purpose, which is truly gratifying. We periodically conduct joint seminars with other laboratories and universities and exchange ideas with other students. We also get to interact with actual logistics players and specialists through site surveys. I am very happy and honored to have the opportunity to work with such distinguished individuals. As an international student, this laboratory offered me the first community within Japan, and that helped me to adapt smoothly to its culture. It is a friendly atmosphere that I enjoy finding every day while researching!