Sasaki, Takaaki

Enrollments in 2017

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Information and Physical Sciences Major

Sasaki, Takaaki

[ Chiba University, School of Science ]

Interdisciplinary research is a treasure trove of possibilities

Q What was your motivation for joining the program, and what about the program appeals to you?

“Our world is made of mathematics.” Studying mathematics for four years as an undergraduate really brought this statement home to me. Mathematics provides the foundation for both sciences such as biology, and fields of technology such as computer engineering. I came to think that I would like to use mathematics to make sense of the world around me and describe real-life phenomena. In order do so, I decided to seek opportunities to come into contact with a variety of different research subjects. That is why I decided to apply for this program, which offers discussion and interdisciplinary research with students from different fields. The generous provision of financial support for students could also be seen as one of the program’s major attractions.

Q What is your expertise and who do you want to develop it with the program?

As I said above, I would like to use mathematics to explicate real-life phenomena. In order to do so, I am pursuing research focused on both dynamic systems theory, which is widely used in the mathematical modeling of real-life phenomena, and stochastic process, which is a tool for mathematical description of randomly-changing phenomena. There are countless things which can be studied in relation to these two theories, and I also believe that it will possible to generate new research topics through HWIP. I will continue to search for new topics, in the belief that interdisciplinary research is a treasure trove of potential.

Q What are your future dreams and goals?

After completing my graduate studies, I would like to continue working on a variety of research topics grounded in mathematics, and connecting them with advancements in the field of mathematics and contributions to wider society.