We focus on issues related to management of data, including but not limited to those listed below:
"data mining and discovery science",
"a large-scale data warehouse and large-scale information processing",
"information retrieval",
"the information processing technology for CRM (Customer Relationship Management)",

Data is the essence of information systems and the issues related to data management have always been one of the most important research topics. Among them, we have been focused on data mining, technologies of information retrieval and knowledge discovery from large-scale information resources such as data warehouse, world wide web, and so forth.

Huge amount of new information is created in each year and the amount is expected to grow rapidly. Therefore, data mining becomes much more important. We aim to produce the data management specialist who learned advanced data analysis capability and information processing capability for large-scale information resources and aim to produce widely recognized research works on this fields.

Students who are interested in data mining are eligible to be a member of our research projects. We welcome students from all over the world.


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Mathematical & Information Sciences
Faculty of Integrated Arts & Sciences
Hiroshima University

Information Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering

Project Research Center
Center for Quantum Life Sciences

Academic Conferences and Meetings (Morimoto is involved with)

The 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC 2007)
Seoul, South Korea
(program committee)

IEEE 23rd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2007)
Istanbul, Turkey
(program committee)

The 12 th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Application (DASFAA 2007)
Bangkok, Thailand
(program commitee)

The 10 th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS-2007)
Sendai, Japan
(program committee)

The 5th International Workshop on Databases in Networked Information Systems (DNIS 2007),
Aizu, Japan
(invited talk)

The IEEE 22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2008)
Okinawa, Japan
(program commitee)

The 23nd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (ACM SAC 2008)
Ceara, Brazil
(program committee)

The 13 th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Application (DASFAA 2008)
New Delhi, India
(program commitee)