The Department of Computer Science focuses on
technologies relating to the design and application of
computers, which play a central role in our advanced
information society. The department aims to accomplish the following:
The means by which the department accomplishes
these goals are as follows:
- To train first-rate computer engineers possessing
broad practical knowledge and understanding;
- To contribute to the systematization of computer
- To contribute to the enhancement of the technological
capabilities of the community, centering on the Koriyama technopolis.
Areas of investigation include a variety of topics:
research related to hardware such as parallel computers;
software research such as that relating to specification
descriptions; information-systems research such
as that relating to voice- and image-processing and
computer-supported cooperative work; application-technology
research such as that relating to computer-simulation and
automated-design methodologies; and
research into computer-related mathematics such as
numerical analysis. The facilities supporting this education
and research include supercomputers, high-performance
image-processing workstations, Unix workstations,
and X-window terminals -- all running on local area networks.
- Education in the fundamentals of computer science
through basic coursework in information science,
as well as through experimentation and actual practice.
- Specialized education through elective coursework
in information science, and experimentation and practice
with the newest computer systems.
- Education of the whole person, incorporating the
dynamic melding of general and specialized coursework,
taking advantage of our status as an all-around university
having a spacious campus and a variety of club activities.
[From "Nihon University Bulletin"]