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Computer systems and networks have become increasingly important to our modern life. These information and communications technologies, or ICT, are the foundation that enables apps on our smartphones, that provide information security, that allow our mobile devices to connect wirelessly to the cloud. In the future, this trend is clearly increasing as "smart technologies" combine to form the Internet of Things. In addition, ICT investment has a close relationship to corporate performance, and has become a key driver of national growth strategy. The Security and Networks Research Area at JAIST performs research and graduate education on the fundamentals of ICT systems, to make wide-ranging contributions to industry, standardization activities and governmental policy making.

Keywords:

smart city, cyber security, Internet of Things, the Internet, information systems, embedded systems, software engineering, next generation wireless communications, integrated circuits and systems, information theory

Education policy:

The fundamentals of engineering from the areas of computer science, networking and information security, as well as mathematics, are integral to education within the Security and Networks Research Area at JAIST.
Courses are designed to develop students’ ability to understand essential theories, technologies and methods.
This provides skills that will serve students throughout their career, as they develop the next generation of ICT systems. In addition, our practical seminars including project-based learning are effective in fostering practical skills needed in the workplace.

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