University of Aizu Gazette, No. 21


Index
Campus Improvement through Lottery-subsidized Projects
Relocation of the Secretariat for the Steering Committee of the National High School Personal Computer Competition
Faculty Personnel Affairs
Administrative Personnel Affairs
Academic Conferences and Events
Campus Improvement through Lottery-subsidized Projects

  Receipt of a subsidy worth from the Japan Lottery Association has facilitated campus improvements.
   ¦Improvements made to the University will be introduced on Thursday, June 30 on "info-Takarakuji (TV Asahi, 21:51~21:52)".
  yThe University of Aizu Nature Park Improvement Projectz
   University of Aizu park facilities have been improved with the aim of enabling both staff and students at the University and members of the local community to use and enjoy them, and to protect and nurture our natural environment for generations to come.

  ›Walking paths
  EA walking path has been built around the outside of the University. The area around Waterside Park has also been made accessible to wheelchairs.@

  path1 sign3 path2

  ›Tree planting
  EThe Aizu Clan implemented a forestry protection in order to prohibit the felling of trees with the aim of securing forestry resources and lumber for the Clan. Trees said to have been protected by this order have been planted.

  ›Improvement of the biotope
  EAdditional aquatic plants have been planted in Waterside Park to furbish an environment in which people can come into contact with and study nature.

  biotop

  ›Rest facilities
  EPergolas and benches have been built.

  ›Guide maps, etc.
  EGeneral guide maps, explanatory signs and sign plates have been put up.

  guide
  sign1

  ›Wheelchair access to parking areas
  EThree parking spaces have been reserved for disabled drivers.

  ›Azumaya
  EA rest area has been built in Waterside Park.

  restspace

  yAuditorium Facilitiesz
   The auditorium has been equipped with a portable screen projector and a DVD player.

  yVideo Exhibitions in the Administration Building's Loungez
   The lounge has been equipped with a 61 inch plasma display unit, a DVD, a video and a PC, enabling it to be used for video exhibitions and presentations.

  yAn Audiovisual System for the Libraryz
   A DVD audiovisual system accessible to university and non-university users alike has been installed.

  yRefurbishment of the University-Business Innovation Centerz
   The entrance hall has been equipped with a 150 inch large screen, a high intensity liquid crystal projector and a 9.1ch speaker facilitating impressive visual displays and realistic sound. The sound creation room has also been refurbished.

  UBIC


Relocation of the Secretariat for the Steering Committee of the National High School Personal Computer Competition

   The Secretariat for the Steering Committee of the National High School Personal Computer Competition (PC Koshien) was relocated to the University of Aizu on April 1, 2005. PC Koshien will be held for the third time this year, and faculty members are kindly requested to cooperate with the preparation of questions and management of the competition.
   The finals of PC Koshien 2005 will be held in the University of Aizu Auditorium on the weekend of November 5~6.


Faculty Personnel Affairs (As of April 1)

kThe assumption of officel
Assumption of Office as Associate Professor
Distributed Parallel Processing Laboratory
Associate Professor Alexander P. Vazhenin

Assumption of Office as Associate Professor
Center for Language Research
Associate Professor John Brine

kEmploymentl
Employment
Computer Organization Laboratory
Professor Toshiaki Miyazaki

Employment
Software Engineering Laboratory
Associate Professor Vitaly V. Klyuev

Employment
Computer Graphics Laboratory
Associate Professor Kamen Kanev

Employment
Operating Systems Laboratory
Assistant Professor Hitoshi Oi

Employment
Computer Communications Laboratory
Assistant Professor Pham Toan Anh

Employment
Computer Education Laboratory
Assistant Professor Yuichi Okuyama

kVisiting Researcherl
Commission
Shape Modeling Laboratory
Visiting Researcher Ding Shuxue

Commission
Operating Systems Laboratory
Visiting Researcher Wang Hui

Commission
Distributed Parallel Processing Laboratory
Visiting Researcher Peter S. Sapaty

Commission
Operating Systems Laboratory
Visiting Researcher Baoliu Ye

Administrative Staff Personnel Affairs (As of April 1)

Administrative Office Director General Keiichi Akagi
  General Affairs Group Deputy Associate Director Daisuke Kamata
Section Chief Tomohiko Sekiba
Staff Hiroyoshi Onoda
Staff Chie@Munakata
Planning and Budget Group Director Yasuo Kanno
Senior Staff Masahiko Imamura
Senior Staff Hiroshi Andou
Senior Staff Haruo Yamamoto
Senior Staff Ryo Nikaido
Collaboration and Assistance Group Senior Staff Shinobu Hasebe
Senior Staff Kenji Iso
Student Affairs Division   Student Welfairs Section Section Chief Yuko Sugihara
Staff Eriko Agatsuma
ISTC Business Affairs Office Director Hideaki@Kikuchi


Academic Conferences and Events

›Doctoral Theses Presentation
   The AY2004 spring doctoral theses presentation was held in the Lecture Hall on Friday, March 18, 2005 for the four students awarded doctoral degrees this spring. Two of the four students awarded doctoral degrees were international students. Each student gave a thirty-minute presentation including a description of the process involved in completing his/her thesis and words of advice and encouragement from their research advisors and Dean of the Graduate School.

›Graduation Ceremony
   The ninth graduation ceremony for the University of Aizu School of Computer Science and Engineering and the thirteenth completion ceremony for the Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering were held in the University of Aizu Auditorium on March 22, 2005. The ceremony marked a new start for 225 undergraduate students (139 from the Department of Computer Software, and 86 from the Department of Computer Hardware), 66 master's students (38 from the Graduate Department of Information Systems and 28 from Graduate Department of Computer Systems) and 4 doctoral students (3 from the Graduate Department of Information Systems and 1 from the Graduate Department of Computer Systems). The President's Prize was awarded to Atsushi Hasegawa of the Department of Computer Software and Akira Sato of the Graduate Department of Computer Systems.

Graduation Ceremony

›Entrance Ceremony
   The AY2005 entrance ceremony was held in the University of Aizu Auditorium on April 4, 2005. This year's intake comprised 248 undergraduate students (247 selected from 765 applications and 1 transferees) and 73 graduate students (65 master's students and 8 doctoral students). Of the new intake of undergraduate students, 119 are from Fukushima Prefecture and 129 from other prefectures.

Entrance Ceremony

›Public Lectures
   "Algorithms and Programming for High School Students" was held between Monday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 30 (Lecturers: Assistant Professor Kentaro Yoshioka and Mr. Yutaka Watanobe, PhD Student), and this was avidly attended by 32 students ranging from newcomers to programming to those preparing for PC Koshien and students planning to enter the University of Aizu.

›Conference Information (Scheduled)
 yInternational Conferencesz
EHumans and Computers 2005 (HC-2005)
 Professor Minetada Osano @FalliThree Daysj
EThe 2nd International Forum on Advanced Grid Computing Technology in Pacific-Rim
 Associate Professor Minyi Guo@February 27~28, 2006

 yInternational Workshopsz
EIWSM'05: Sixth International Workshop on Spatial Media@
 Associate Professor Michael Cohen@FalliThree Daysji‚R“úŠÔj
EWorkshop on E'Health 05@
 Professor Daming Wei@October

 yOthersz
EFall Meeting of the Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences
 Hirohide Demura@September 20~22

›Scheduled Multimedia Courses
Course Name Date Venue
Seminar on Creating 3DCGiShade) July 25, 26, 27 & 28 UBIC Seminar Room
Seminar on the Fundamentals of Intranets September 14, 15 & 16 UBIC Seminar Room
Introduction to Programing Seminar November 16, 17 & 18 UBIC Seminar Room

Copyright (c) 2005 by the University of Aizu

cl-plandget@u-aizu.ac.jp
MAY, 2005