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Laboratory Introduction

Teruaki Yokoyama Laboratory

Let’s try to experience network technologies!

Laboratory Overview

In my research lab, we specialize in networking technologies and their applications. In fact, we involve ourselves in anything that concerns networks — from building and operating networks, physical and virtual, to designing and implementing high-level network services. Consequently, students enjoy a great deal of flexibility when it comes to selecting research topics.

As of late, we are actively involved in research concerning delay-tolerant networks and their applications in developing nations, as well as their potential usage in the aftermath of natural disasters. We are also exploring network visualization technologies for network operations, as well as traffic control with Software Defined Networks (SDN) and network connected sensors and devices, as known as Internet-of-Things (IoT). Our various research projects are enhanced by ongoing collaborations with other universities, corporations, and external research groups. Students from my lab are very much involved in these efforts, and regularly visit these other institutions as part of their academic experience. In this manner, we have no shortage of external resources to further our research and development.

As a lab, students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach to acquiring knowledge and skills. A wonderful feature of ICT is that it equips one with the tools to convert their ideas into something tangible. This, in turn, gives rise to a new opportunity to test and improve upon these ideas. In this manner, students must engage in ICT research. It begins from a technical and theoretical investigation of a research challenge of their interest. Upon comprehending the nature of the challenge in its entirety, students must define the problem and design a solution, whilst continuously questioning the validity and relevance of the solution to the problem in question. Such a process is what we call research.

Students in my lab are challenged to immerse themselves in this intellectually demanding task, in the hopes that academia will not merely be a place for accumulating knowledge and skills, but also an experience that will evolve their inherent capacity to think and feel critically as conscious beings.

Any student with a passion is most welcome, whether it be for technology, creativity, curiosity, or a challenge. Come on in, and turn your ideas and into a reality. ICT is fun, and it is yours.