Major Project Involvement

Applications Accepted (FY2022)

No. of applications accepted Amount (in thousands of yen)
18件 692,738

*Large-scale projects: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research S or higher grade, ERATO, CREST,PRESTO, MIRAI, and other projects with an annual research budget of ¥20 million or more.

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research are competitive research funds that are intended to significantly develop all scientific research (research based on the free ideas of the researcher), from basic to applied research in all fields, ranging from the humanities and the social sciences to the natural sciences. The grants provide financial support for creative and pioneering research projects that will become the foundation of social development. The research projects are selected using a peer-review screening process (screening by multiple researchers whose field of specialization is close to that of the applicant).
Research results obtained under these Grants-in-Aid are widely published in academic journals.
From FY1999, some functions of the Grants-in-Aid program were transferred to JSPS from Monbusho (now Monbu Kagakusho [Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)]).

Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A)

This research investigates photonic approximate computing that utilizes multi-value representation capability to the extreme. With classical computers, each signal is processed one bit at a time. In contrast, this approximate computing performs multi-value processing on each wavelength, making it possible to achieve computational speeds up to 10 times the current speeds.
The trade-off of using multi-value processing is that reliability and technological maturity become a challenge. This R&D work is focused on algorithms, processing systems, and architecture for approximate processing in photonic computing. A key feature of this approximate computing is that it uses wide-band I/O, taking full advantage of co-packaged optics (CPO), a photonics- electronics convergence technology, and on-board silicon photonics-based transceivers. Ultimately, this team will be the first in the world to successfully integrate approximate computing and photonic computing, and to demonstrate a system architecture that takes advantage of the extreme performance potential of light.

Grant-in-Aid for Scientic Research (S)

In recent years, as what is called the "fourth paradigm" of (data-intensive) scientific discovery has emerged, information processing technology has become indispensable to almost every field of science. Given that algorithms are the driving force of high-performance processing, their study is more vital than ever. For example, current algorithmic innovations in information retrieval, privacy protection, and other areas are fueling the creation of national-scale businesses. This study utilizes mathematical tools to enrich and strengthen the theoretical foundations of algorithms (especially graph algorithms), to try to increase the speed and scalability of algorithms.

    There are three main research topics:
  1. Structure analysis in discrete mathematics and graph algorithms
  2. Online algorithm development and its application to machine learning
  3. Application of algorithmic techniques to machine learning


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