Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii Group

Students who join our group must share common interests with us. Accordingly, those who wish to enroll should carefully read our HP and some publications of interest, which are linked from the HP.

Message for prospect master's course students

I accept master's course students via the Dept. of Mathematical Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (IST). Those who wish to enroll should consider taking the departmental entrance exam, which is administered in August and requires registration in early June. Examples of previous IST entrance exams can be found on the Admissions page.

Before the exam, we hold an Entrance Examination Briefing event on a Saturday at the end of May. This event provides an opportunity to talk to us (face to face or via Zoom); for the details, see the Admissions page.

Because the entrance exam is highly competitive, I do not accept pre-master's research students. Accordingly, I do not respond to e-mails from master's course candidates.

Message for prospect ph.D. course students

I accept Ph.D. students through the following two departments in different schools:
  • Dept. of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS), School of Engineering
  • Dept. Mathematical Informatics, School of Information Science and Technology (IST) .
  • Students with a strong theoretical background in mathematics are encouraged to consider the IST path, whereas others should follow the AIS path.

    As noted above, those who wish to enroll should first carefully read our HP and some publications of interest, which are linked from the HP. To enroll, send an e-mail, along with transcripts and a doctoral research plan (2 pages).

    I also accept pre-doctoral research students. Those who wish to join our group by starting the Ph.D. program directly should consider the potential benefits of first experiencing a research student period, to confirm their interest in enrollment and to adapt to student life.

    Multiple scholarship opportunities are available for enrolled students, depending on performance. It is the student's responsibility to research the available scholarships and apply for them.