e-Society Laboratory

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Ritsumeikan University
e-Society Laboratory
ICT for Human Enhancement
First established in 2014 as “Global Innovation Laboratory” at the graduate school, the laboratory acquired its present name in 2017 when the undergraduate International Program of Information Systems Science and Engineering (ISSE) was launched at the College of Information Science and Engineering.
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Laboratory Profile

Currently, e-Society Laboratory is a multi-disciplinary research and learning space centering its work around individuals, social groups, organizational networks as well as public administrations in the age of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.


Research fields of laboratory members include (but are not limited to) social network analysis and its applications, statistical simulation and modeling, computational linguistics, man-machine interaction and human interface, operations research, machine learning and topic modeling, IoT intelligent agents, and authentication systems. Classical engineering projects are typically envisaged in a broader environmental and social perspective encompassing the exchange with experts from architecture, education, linguistics, sociology, and cognitive science, but also from manufacturing and physics.


One of the distinctive features of the laboratory is its international character. The working language is English. Student members, both undergraduate and graduate are expected to report the results of their work at professional meetings, including international conferences, while graduate research projects are aimed at producing results that would be reported in international journals. Undergraduate research projects are often conducted in collaboration with domestic and overseas partner organizations, such as local governments (e.g. of the European Union and Indonesia) and universities (e.g. Nuremberg University of Applied Sciences). Graduate students’ work is, as a rule, also coupled with external international affiliates of the laboratory that include research groups from the University of Zurich, Cyprus University of Technology, Danube University Krems, Universitas Dinamika and Brawijaya University.

Important note to potential applicants: Please be informed that at the laboratory, we do not deal with research grounded in military, medicine, pure mathematics, finance, computer games, and stock markets in principle. Please, also be informed that those applying to a Graduate Program are expected to have a substantial undergraduate background in probability theory, basic statistics, artificial intelligence, and programming.


Prof. Kryssanov Victor

Professor (Head of Laboratory)

Kryssanov Victor

2004 - present

Hananto Valentinus Roby

Assistant Professor

Hananto Valentinus Roby

2024 - present

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2nd Floor, Creation Core Building,

College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University,
1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, 525-8577, Japan

Email kvvictor [at] is.ritsumei.ac.jp