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About “Young Mentors”

 Young Mentors (Post-doctoral researchers) who are of the same generation as the students provide detailed care that cannot be covered by other mentors, and support mainly in “Basic Mathematical Modeling” and “Advanced Mathematical Modeling.”

 Post-doctoral researchers in the fields of Mathematics, Information Science and Electrical Engineering, and Economic Engineering, whose specialization is close to the student, will be assigned to each student, and provide consultation on study and research.



    Integrable Systems, Discrete Differential Geometry, Applied Physics, Theta Function

    I have studied integrable systems, discrete differential geometry and applied physics using the elliptic theta functions. Specifically, I have studied elastic curves and their discrete analogues, Kaleidocycle and classical nucleation theory. I studied astronomy as an undergraduate and was fascinated by the world of nonlinear differential equations, which led me to jump into the world of mathematics from my Master's degree. So I understand the excitement of applying mathematics and the difficulties of learning abstract theories. I would like to use these experiences to help you!

  • KITAZAWA Naoki

    Singularity theory of differentiable maps, Algebraic topology and differential topology of manifolds

    My main major is singularity theory of differentiable maps and algebraic topology and differential topology of manifolds. As main methods, we use nice smooth maps to study manifolds, which are nice spaces with coordinates. In addition, we have enjoyed studying algebraic geometry and combinatorics, and various mathematics. Once I worked at a private company and was engaged in projects on machine learning and systems after getting a PhD degree.
    I would like to enjoy supporting all of you and enjoy our problems together!

  • TAKANO Keisuke

    Computational architecture, neuromorphic computing

    Processing on computers these days is becoming more complex due to developments such as big data and AI. However, existing computers are reaching a plateau in terms of high performance and low power consumption, especially in processors. My research aims to devise and build new computer configurations to replace the above. As one approach, I am working on a hardware implementation of "neuromorphic computing", which mimics the neural circuits of living organisms.

  • Sukma Wahyu Fitriani

    Plasma Science and Engineering • Plasma Applications

    The 4th state of matter so-called plasma is an ionized gas that contains electrons, ions, atoms, molecules, and radicals. Plasma has been widely used in several applications including materials processing, medical, and agricultural. My research field is atmospheric pressure plasma for materials processing. Recently, I have been developing atmospheric pressure plasma for medical and agricultural applications as well as studying its electrical and physical properties. Also, I am interested in modeling and simulation of this plasma.

  • Li Wen

    College Education, Labor Supply, Wages

    Currently, my main research field is labor economics. And I am interested in the gender gap in higher education and the labor market. My focus is on how to correct endogeneity problems arising from selection bias in samples. Having been an international student myself, I am more familiar with the stress and anxiety that students experience, especially when adjusting to a new environment. I would like to share my experiences with students and support them in their lives and studies.

  • Activities of “Young Mentors”

    Mathematics for Innovation Cafe

    The “Mathematics for Innovation Cafe (MfI Cafe)” is our original activity designed to deepen exchanges by introducing research on mathematics in an easy-to-understand way and by exchanging opinions from a variety of perspectives with the participation of program members and graduate students, as well as undergraduate students interested in the program.

     In 2022, the MfI Cafe provides an opportunity to deepen exchanges between the Young Mentors and a small group of about four to five students of the JGMI.

    Mathematics for Innovation Seminar

    The “Mathematics for Innovation Seminar (MfI Seminar)” is a seminar that would be presented by mathematicians who are working on applications in other fields or non-mathematicians who are applying mathematics. The program is organized by the students of the JGMI and supported by Young Mentors. The students select candidates and request them to give lectures, and are in charge of preparing the venue and hosting the event.