Mobile Computing

Research Staff

  • Prof. Minoru Ito

    Prof.
    Minoru Ito

  • Assoc.Prof. Naoki Shibata

    Assoc.Prof.
    Naoki Shibata

  • Assist.Prof. Juntao Gao

    Assist.Prof.
    Juntao Gao

  • Assist.Prof. Tomoya Kawakami

    Assist.Prof.
    Tomoya Kawakami

E-mail { ito, n-sibata, jtgao, kawakami }[at] is.naist.jp

Research Area

1.Distributed computing

Video multicast streaming and grid computing via P2P overlay networks

Fault-tolerant and autonomous adaptive algorithm design

2.Mobile computing

Portable terminal low-power-consuming video streaming (Patent granted)

Cooperative downloading and streaming by multiple portable terminals in ad hoc networks

Low-power-consumption information gathering in wireless sensor networks, optimal sensor deployment in 3-dimensional environments, and underwater sensor networks

Delay tolerant network applications

Pedestrian and vehicle urban sensing

Mobile data offloading

3.Ubiquitous computing

UbiREAL, a simulator for virtual ubiquitous environments composed of sensors and consumer electronics (http://ubireal.org/)

Consumer electronics intuitive remote controller with 3D graphic interface

Power-saving support systems in smart homes

Disaster emergency rescue support systems using ad hoc networks (http://etriage.jp/)

4.Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)

Efficient information delivery via vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-road communication

Navigation systems for tourists

Traffic jam reduction via whole city traffic signal control and mass vehicle scheduling

Pedestrian detection and alert system using directional antennas and vehicle-to-vehicle communication

Key Features

We work with a variety of research topics to realize distributed pervasive systems. Each master's course student starts his/her two year study by choosing an interesting research issue. Staff with different areas of expertise actively work with students to discover new perspectives towards each problem. We move forward through cooperation in pursuit of novel research results. Most master's course students attend domestic and international conferences to present their achievements. We encourage students to take such opportunities to let people know how important, difficult and interesting their work is.

Fig.1:Optimal sensor deployment in 3-dimensional underwater sensor networks

Fig.1:Optimal sensor deployment in 3-dimensional underwater sensor networks

Fig.2:Adjusting parameters for stereoscopic 3D video playback

Fig.2:Adjusting parameters for stereoscopic 3D video playback

Fig.3:Cooperatively capturing and sharing video between vehicles

Fig.3:Cooperatively capturing and sharing video between vehicles