About Us

Welcome from the Division Manager

There is no doubt that mathematics is the basis of all science and technology. The contemporary society always needs the potential ability of mathematics and its wider applications in order to overcome the difficulties in the real world. The Division of Mathematics, consisting of seven laboratories and thirteen teaching staffs, will support the research and education in both the fundamentals of mathematics and its interdisciplinary applications, encouraging close collaboration among the different fields of science and technology. We welcome all who intend to study mathematics and its various applications with us.

The Division of Mathematics was established in April, 1993 as part of the Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS) with the goal of promoting interdisciplinary research and education in both the fundamentals and frontiers of the information sciences. We organize international joint research projects and conferences, where the graduate students have many occasions to meet frontline scientists. The trend of interdisciplinary study is now accelerated in cooperation with the Collaborative Mathematics Research Unit (CMRU) founded in January 2011, followed by the establishment of the Research Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics in December 2012, comprised of the thirteen faculty members and the research fellows of the Division of Mathematics.

GSIS offers a 2-year Master's program and a 3-year Doctoral program. The international standard of our graduate program is maintained by constant review. 57 PhD degrees and 199 Master's degrees have been conferred up until March 2021. We welcome students who graduated from not only mathematical departments but also any other faculties where mathematics are applied, for example, physics, biology, engineering, economics, and so forth. Entrance examinations take place twice a year, in Fall & Spring. Admission to the Master's and Doctoral programs conventionally takes place at the beginning of each school year (in April). Admission at the beginning of the winter semester (in October) is possible. It is our pleasure to study with many students with different cultural backgrounds.

2021 Division Manager
Professor Hitoshi Murakami
E-mail : hitoshi "at" tohoku.ac.jp

Recent Titles of Master Theses

  • A matrix approach to extreme value distributions and financial mathematics
  • Classification of optimal linear complementary dual codes over small finite fields
  • The breadth of the Jones polynomial and generalized twists of a link
  • A mathematical model for the influence of the social insensitivity on the SIS epidemic dynamics
  • Creating cooperation in corruption free system with a combination of pool and peer punishment
  • Quantum walk on finite graphs with infinite tails
  • On stability of non-constant stationary solutions of some reaction diffusion equations on metric graphs
  • Extremal problems of ring domains and elliptic modular functions

Recent Titles of Doctor Theses

  • Population dynamics modeling for the effect of collective behavior on information spread
  • Bases of matrix units for fiber-commutative coherent configurations
  • Study on the second derivative of bounded analytic functions
  • Domain perturbations of two-phase eigenvalue problems and a related inverse problem
  • Explicit constructions of spherical designs from ball designs and simplex designs
  • Analysis of two-phase shape optimization problems by means of shape derivatives
  • Distance-regular graphs and Godsil-McKay switching
  • Graph structure characterized by periodic discrete-time quantum walks

By The Numbers

  • 13 regular faculty
  • 2 postdoctoral & visiting fellows
  • 28 graduate & research students (14 international students)
  • 57 PhD degrees & 199 Master's degrees conferred since 1993

Page top
Copyright (c) Division of Mathematics. Graduate School of Information Sciences. Tohoku University. All Rights Reserved,