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113 - the atomic number of a "new" element which was discovered at RIKEN Nishina Center
From the Office
The office of iTHES assistant, Ms.Chikako Oota is situated at the second floor of the main research building, room # 246. The extension number is 3261. She will be at the office from 10 a.m. to 16 p.m.
Happy New Year !
We are now just in the middle of the 5-year term of iTHES. A big news at the end of last year was that the expanded version of iTHES proposed from RIKEN was approved by the government, although the size of the budget is still uncertain.
The "tentative" name of the project is? 数理科学連携拠点 (Cooperative Research Initiatives in Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Sciences).
I hope we will have a smooth transition from iTHES to the new project with the help of the present iTHES members + new members to be involved especially from the field of mathematical science. I do hope that 2016 (year of the Monkey) would be the year of quantum leap for you and for iTHES!
The picture is taken from National Geographic:
14th iTHES Colloquium
January 7th (Thu.) 15:00-
"Sparse modeling and data-driven science"
Prof. Masato Okada (University of Tokyo)
Place: Okochi Hall (C32)
I introduce a project, called “the Initiative for High-dimensional Data-Driven Science through Deepening of Sparse Modeling ”. The aim of this project is to establish a novel framework to make the tight connection of information science to the original purpose of data analysis derived from various scientific disciplines, namely, data-driven science. We consider sparse modeling as a key technology of the data-driven science. In this talk, I mention basic concept of the sparse modeling, and concretely explain that sparse modeling promotes extraction of latent structure in electrophysiological data. Through the project, we have become convinced that the three levels pointed out by David Marr give a novel insight into data-driven science, and propose three levels of data-driven science .
 Igarashi, Nagata, Kuwatani, Omori, Nakanishi-Ohno and Okada, “Three Levels of Data-Driven Science”, submitted to Proc. of HD3-2015 , 2015.
Person of the Week