Graduate School of Simulation StudiesUniversity of Hyogo

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Messages from  Students

『Making my unique monozukuri manufacturing a reality』Aoi Matsumoto

I became interested in simulation when I fully realized that monozukuri (manufacturing) is not just about making tangible objects, and so I decided to enroll in this School. I didn’t have much knowledge on areas outside of my major, so I was a bit unsure if I’d be able to keep up with lectures in various fields. However, the lectures on economics, biology and other topics outside my major were interesting, and the instructors were very approachable and open to answering questions. Attending these other lectures has stimulated my interest in different fields, and deepened my overall knowledge. I hope to work in education in the future. I’d like to use simulation to show young kids who dislike maths and physics how interesting science subjects can be. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with students from other fields who are studying here, and so you have access to support at many levels regardless of your desired path of study. The Graduate School has a relatively small number of students, which means it’s easier for students and instructors to interact and get to know each other. I think you can really enjoy a fulfilling student life here. Although it’s tough traveling to the School from Nara Prefecture, I’m really glad I enrolled here.

PROFILE

  • From: Nara Prefecture
  • Travel time to school: almost 2 hours
  • Hobbies: Playing the trombone, reading historical novels (on the Edo period)
  • Personal motto: Slow and steady wins the race
  • Graduated from: Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Nara College
  • High school club: Tea Ceremony Club, Easy-Listening Music Club
  • Future goal: Become a mentally strong person

『Creating sturdy homes for a variety of lifestyles』Maina Shirai

My undergraduate degree was in architecture, and for my graduation thesis I researched the construction of government buildings designed by the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. I also became interested in the structural area of architecture while I was studying about design and layout. This included the bearings of building during predicted massive earthquakes. I wanted to use simulation to study the safety of an entire city rather than a single building, and so I decided to continue my studies at the Graduate School of Simulation Studies after graduating from the School of Human Science and Environment. My current research is on creating a new disaster prevention map that superimposes the age-specific estimated damage to wooden buildings and structures caused by the Nankai Trough earthquake in Kobe with the city’s population distribution. Since enrolling in the Graduate School of Simulation Studies, I’ve been interacting with other students and instructors from various fields; thanks to my student life here, I’m now able to consider things from new angles. The classes and research activities are conducted in small groups, so students can receive ample support from the instructors. I’m also able to work on my research at the School at my own pace. My undergraduate degree was in architecture, and for my graduation thesis I researched the construction of government buildings designed by the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. I also became interested in the structural area of architecture while I was studying about design and layout. This included the bearings of building during predicted massive earthquakes. I wanted to use simulation to study the safety of an entire city rather than a single building, and so I decided to continue my studies at the Graduate School of Simulation Studies after graduating from the School of Human Science and Environment. My current research is on creating a new disaster prevention map that superimposes the age-specific estimated damage to wooden buildings and structures caused by the Nankai Trough earthquake in Kobe with the city’s population distribution. Since enrolling in the Graduate School of Simulation Studies, I’ve been interacting with other students and instructors from various fields; thanks to my student life here, I’m now able to consider things from new angles. The classes and research activities are conducted in small groups, so students can receive ample support from the instructors. I’m also able to work on my research at the School at my own pace.

PROFILE

  • From: Kagawa Prefecture
  • Graduated from: University of Hyogo, School of Human Science and Environment, Environmental Design
  • High school club: Track and Field Club
  • Travel time to school: 40 minutes
  • Hobbies: Attending theater performances, watching morning television dramas
  • Personal motto: It will all work out somehow
  • Future goal: Become a registered architect with a first-class license

『Making a difference in society using my skills in simulation!』Koki Nakamura

I majored in mechanical engineering for my undergraduate degree, and researched fluid analysis. I became interested in the properties of fluids during my research, and I decided to continue my studies at the Graduate School of Simulation Studies where research on complex liquids is carried out. Compared to my undergraduate research, at the School I need to consider fluids from a micro perspective, which makes my research here quite stimulating.

The School has ample computers to work on, so I’m able to freely conduct my research here. The curriculum is also structured around simulation studies in a wide range of fields, which I think enables students to build a solid foundation for carrying out various simulations in society from hereon. The students at the School come from diverse backgrounds, and this provides plenty of opportunities to see things from a fresh perspective and acquire various approaches to studying and understanding simulation.

PROFILE

  • Hyogo Prefecture
  • Graduated from: University of Hyogo, School of Engineering
  • Travel time to school: almost 1 hour
  • High school club: Volleyball Club
  • Hobbies: Volleyball
  • Favorite book: Kirawareru Yuki (The Courage to Be Disliked)

Message from Graduate

I’m currently providing manufacturing support to customers by using mainly CAE computer simulation technology. My work involves a wide range of tasks from developing software to consulting. I’m able to apply not only the specialized knowledge in programming, numerical analysis and other areas that I acquired during my studies at the Graduate School of Simulation Studies, but also the valuable experience I gained during my graduate research work in identifying problems and coming up with solutions for them. The School is well equipped with a staff of instructors from diverse specialized fields, high-performance computers, and other facilities for studying simulation. Students are encouraged to make the most of this learning environment, which provides numerous chances to challenge yourself in the areas you are interested in. I hope you will find an exciting research theme that you can immerse yourself in, and enjoy a fulfilling student life at the Graduate School of Simulation Studies.

Tatsuya Maeda