MathWorks today announced that Japan's Tokyo Institute of Technology is now providing MATLAB and Simulink to students and faculty campus-wide. As a result, the school community has access to the tools on university-managed and student-owned computers for research and classes. Greater access by students and professors to MATLAB and Simulink – as well as 50 additional products from MathWorks – is expected to further advance the University’s engineering program, and ultimately, contribute to its goal of being recognized as one of the world’s top ten research universities by 2030.
Tokyo Tech is Japan’s leading national university for science and technology with a history spanning more than 130 years. The Institute has three schools with 23 departments, six graduate schools with 45 departments, and numerous research institutes spread over its Ookayama, Suzukakedai and Tamachi campuses. Of the approximately 10,000 students, half of them are undergraduates and the other half are graduate students. International students number 1,200. Tokyo Tech continues to cultivate global leaders in the fields of science and technology and contributes to the betterment of society through its research focusing on developing solutions to global issues.
Prior to the campus-wide access, the Institute had been using MATLAB and Simulink with the TSUBAME supercomputer within the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center as well as in other seminar rooms and laboratories. Based on that experience, school administrators recognized the potential benefits of expanded access, especially for the science department. Now, students and faculty have access to products for applications in data analysis, signal and image processing, communication, control systems, physical modeling, code generation and computational biology.
“MATLAB, Simulink and a range of other products from MathWorks are now being used throughout the University for applications such as data analytics and visualization,” said Tetsuya Mizumoto, Vice President for Education. “Making these software products available across our University environment is expected to help us realize the goal of being a top ten research university.”
“MathWorks is pleased to support the continued curriculum innovation at the Tokyo Institute of Technology,” said Toshi Nashizawa, MathWorks Japan MD. “The use of MathWorks products, which is widely supported in advanced research area and industries, will help contribute to the University’s long term goals while at the same time helping students with career development once they enter industry as researchers and engineers.”
MATLAB and Simulink product families are used as fundamental computational tools by the world’s educational institutions. The products have been adopted by more than 5000 universities and are used as an effective tool for learning, teaching, and research in engineering and science. More details can be found at jp.mathworks.com/academia/.