NS Forum

2023 Academic Year

NS Forum 2023 Moodle Link

Date Lecturer Title


(On-campus only)

4/3 (Mon) 12:50-13:40 Dr. Hiroki TANAKA (NAIST) Towards social skills training with conversational agents Abstract
4/10 (Mon) 12:50-13:40 Dr. May Kristine Jonson Carlon (Tokyo Tech) Challenges and Opportunities for Educational Data Science in Online Environments Abstract
4/25 (Tue) 12:50-13:40
Dr. Koichi Kawakami
(National Institute of Genetics)
Genetic studies on brain functions in zebrafish Abstract
6/12 (Mon) 12:50-13:50
Dr. John K. Pattison-Williams
(Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta
president of Pattison Resource Consulting Ltd..)
Wetlands as Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Abstract
12/15 (Fri) 12:50-13:40
(Tokunin Professor of Biology,Department of Natural Sciences, International Christian University, Tokyo)
What is LGBTQ? Elimination of social discrimination towards sexual minorities with scientific information Abstract
1/11 (Thu) 12:50-13:40
Dr. Barrett Eichler
(Professor at Augustana University, SD, USA)
Using Recent Nobel Prize-winning Chemistry for Biochemical Materials Abstract

2022 Academic Year

NS Forum 2022 Moodle Link

Functional Science Seminar

Date Lecturer Title


(On-campus only)

1/20 (Fri) 12:45 - 13:45
Dr. Carlos Castro Perelman
(Research Scholar, Ronin Institute,
Mont Claire, New Jersey, USA)
The Riemann hypothesis and tachyonic off-shell string scattering amplitudes Abstract

Date Lecturer Title


(On-campus only)

2/17 (Fri) 12:50-13:40 Dr. Wataru Takagi
(Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Physiology, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI), The University of Tokyo)
Comparative studies on cyclostomes and cartilaginous fishes shed light on the early evolution of vertebrates Abstract
2/14 (Tue) 12:50-13:40 Professor Philippe G. LeFloch
(Director of Research, Sorbonne University and CNRS
, www.philippelefloch.org) 
Nonlinear waves are all around us: a mathematician's perspective Abstract
1/13 (Fri) 15:10 - 16:20
Yasuhiro Ota
(IT Center, International Christian University, Tokyo)
ICU Network Operation and Approach to WiFi Network Congestion Abstract
10/31 (Mon) 12:50-13:40
Dr. Yoshitaka HAMADA
(Technical Advisor Yamanaka Hutech Corporation)
What is the difference between a paper and a patent? Abstract
10/25 (Tue) 12:50-13:40
Professor Rekishu Yamazaki
(ICU Physics)
2022: A Quantum Odyssey - for students & others who do not know what "Quantum" is, but will live in the Quantum era - Abstract
10/18 (Tue) 12:50-13:40
Kento Ohinata
(ANA X Inc.)
Digital Marketing in ANA Abstract
6/3 (Fri) 12:50-13:40
Dr. Takamitsu Ito
(School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,
Georgia Institute of Technology)
Understanding changing ocean biogeochemistry using observations and models Abstract
5/27 (Fri) 12:50-13:40
Dr. Naomi Tamura
(CEHS, Hokkaido Univ.)
Introduction to Epidemiology from Environment and Children's Health Study Abstract
4/22 (Fri) 12:50-13:40
Dr. Koichi Kawakami
(National Institute of Genetics)
Genetic studies on brain functions in zebrafish Abstract

Special Forum

Date Event Lecturer Title Abstract
2021/10/30 (Sat) 14:00-15:30

ICU-NS✖️ICUHS Special Program

``Natural Science in Liberal Arts''

Dr. Hitoshi Murayama

(UC Berkeley & Kavli Institute)

Universe as our home
-curiosity as raison d’être of humankind-

2021 Academic Year

NS Forum 2021 Moodle Link

Date Lecturer Title


(On-campus only)

8/6 (Fri) 13:30-14:40 Dr. Jia Luo (Waseda University) Introduction to Genetic Algorithms: Theory and Applications Abstract
8/5 (Thu) 9:30-10:40 Dr. Julian Villegas (University of Aizu) Information processing differences between humans and machines Abstract
8/3 Tue) 13:30-14:40 Dr. Sarah Cosentino (Waseda University) Introduction to Information Science Abstract
7/30 (Fri) 9:30-10:40

Dr. Takashi Kaburagi

(International Christian University)

Machine Learning as a Social Infrastructure:

An Application to Human Biological Information Processing

7/26 (Mon) 9:30-10:40

Dr. Marie-Luce Bourguet

(Queen Mary University of London)

An Introduction to Data Compression Abstract
7/19 (Mon) 13:30-14:00 Dr. Gabriele Trovato (Waseda University) Introduction to Information and Disinformation Abstract
6/10 (Thu) 17:00-18:00 Dr. Hiroaki Kitano (Othmer Distinguished
Professor of Sciences / SONY)
COVID-19 AI・Simulation Project Abstract
4/19 (Mon) 12:50-13:40
Dr. Koichi Kawakami
(National Institute of Genetics)
Genetic studies on brain functions in zebrafish Abstract

2020 Academic Year

Date Lecturer Title


(On-campus only)

2/19 (Fri) 12:40-13:40
Dr. Toshiyuki Takano-Shimizu
(Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Fly vendors confront the undiagnosed rare disease problems Abstract
1/18 (Mon) 12:50-13:50
Dr. Hiroshi Okamura
(Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency)
Sustainable Use of Fisheries Resources through Data Science Abstract
8/7 (Fri) 10:00-11:00
Dr. Ryosuke Hayama
(International Christian University)
Adaptation of organisms to daily and yearly environmental fluctuations Abstract
8/5 (Wed) 10:00-11:00
Dr. Sabine Sandra Stephanie Gouraud
(Ochanomizu University)
Using the Physiological Genomics Approach to Decipher Molecular Brain Mechanisms
~Focusing on Neurogenic Hypertension~
7/31 (Fri) 13:00-14:00
Dr. Hye-Won Shin
(Kyoto University)
Introduction to biological membranes and transporters Abstract
7/29 (Wed) 10:00-11:00
Dr. Takeshi A. Onuma
(Osaka University)

Developmental biology of the larvacean,

Oikopleura dioica: Lessons from a tiny tadpole

7/27 (Mon) 13:00-14:10
Dr. Atsuo Nishino
(Hirosaki University)
Listening to a faint voice of cells Abstract
7/22 (Wed) 10:00-11:00
Dr. Atsushi Tanaka
(Yamagata University)

Mitochondrial dynamics and cellular iron homeostasis

-Mitochondria as a hub for iron trafficking-

4/17 (Fri) 12:50-13:40
Dr. Koichi Kawakami
(National Institute of Genetics)
Genetic studies on brain functions in zebrafish Abstract