We have been researching the negotiation mechanism among agents and social computing. These themes are the basis of large-scale projects, such as large-scale traffic simulation (supported by NICT) and large-scale consensus support system (supported by JST CREST). We have cooperatively researched with Professor Klein, a researcher in MIT, and the students in his laboratory.
University of Alcara(Spain)
We have studied the constructions of ontology in large-scale traffic simulations and methods of ontology matchings. Especially, it is the first attempt to use ontology in the simulation of Smart City with the assumption of the infrastructures such as automatic operation vehicles and IoT (Internet of Things). We are planning to invite Professor Susel in Alcala University, one of the sister schools of Nagoya Institute of Technology, and her fellows to our university as a unit-invitation.
University of Calfornia, Irvine(United States)
Our research on IoT involves the optimal environment setting systems and the methods of daily and continuous consensus support in Smart City and Smart Building. Also, our knowledge about the constructions of hardwares and middlewares (collaboration with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport). We hold an international conference of IEEE and exchange students of UCI with Professor Lin.
University of Wollongong(Australia)
Our collaborative research on Multi-Agent System includes rescue simulations in a disaster and simulations of traffic congestion mitigation which were done in the 2015 fiscal year. We have obtained research funds from the very competitive research council, ARC(Australian Research Council), with these researches. We have collaboratively worked with Professor Minjie Zhang’s group for over 10 years, including exchanging students and holding international conferences together. Moreover, we have worked on establishing a Joint Degree program between Nagoya Institute of Technology and University of Wollongong.
University of Wollongong(Australia)
Dr. Fenghui Ren is a Postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Minjie Zhang's group. He stayed at NIT as a unit-invite in 2015. Although his stay was short, we promote the study of traffic simulation which aims to ease traffic congestion. The content is gathered in a graduation thesis(Mr.Koku) of Ito laboratory in 2015. As with Prof. Minjie Zhang, we have gotten strong cooperation on research activities with the University of Wollongong.
University of Southern California(United States)
We promote the study of Multi-Agent System. Prof. Tambe applies an equilibrium solution of game theory by using multi-agent system to a real-world application. Here, he implements the optimal patrol and placement algorithm based on a prediction of the behavior of an intruder for the security of the facility. He had a short stay in 2015, during which we discussed a new idea which is trying to apply Multi-Armed Bandit problem to large-scale consensus with him and we are going to promote it for realization.
Nanyang Technological University(Singapore)
We promote the study of Multi-Agent System. Prof. Bo An was a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Tambe's group. He promotes the research about security. In 2015, Prof. Tambe and Prof. Bo An promote the study of Multi-Agent System with our group. We are also trying to make a cooperation agreement between Nanyang Technological University and NIT.
Canada Reserch Counsil(Canada)
We promote the study of applying intelligent information processing technology to real-world application. Prof. Yang has achievements of real-world application of reinforcement learning and case-based reasoning. During his stay in 2016, we collaborate with him in studying concrete application systems of our laboratory. For example, we are doing the research of refined anomaly detections of large-scale sensor network and facilitation support system using reinforcement learning and case-based reasoning.
Centrum Wishunde $ Informatica(UK)
We have cooperatively researched automated negotiating agents and ANAC, the competition of automated negotiating agents, with Ph.D. Tim Baarslag since 2010. He has stayed in Nagoya Institute of Technology three times. At those times, he held seminars and gave lessons. These days, we promote collaborative researches about sequential decision techniques using Pandora’s rule.