1. Participate in the first class
Once you have decided on enrollment, please complete course registration using the Academic Affairs Web System. You may sign up for any of the research projects that belong to our group’s professors (Nakamura / Kusumoto / Takashio / Van Meter / Uehara / Mitsugi / Nakazawa / Takeda / Tezuka), so register for one that suits your schedule. In case you cannot officially register for some reason, you are still welcome to join a research project, so feel free to consult with us.
2. Complete course registration
If you decide to join our lab, please register for the joint research project by submitting course registration to the Office of Academic Affairs. You may register for any combination of professors from the research lab: Nakamura, Kusumoto, Takashio, Van Meter, Uehara, Mitsugi, Nakazawa, Tezuka, or Takeda (except "Minamata studies" held on Tue. 5th period by Keisuke Uehara). Additionally, even if you are unable to participate in the joint research lab meeting sessions, you still may be able to participate in the joint project, so please contact us separately.
Activities in the Joint Project
1. Participate in classes
The first class of the 2021 spring semester will be conducted on Thursday, April 8, 2021, during the 4th and 5th periods using Zoom. There will be explanations about the joint research project and introduction of individual research groups (KGs), so please be sure to participate. Jumping in at any time is okay.
Students who wish to enroll this semester or students that have not received the URL for the first class are asked to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask you to do this through your keio.jp address or sfc.keio.ac.jp address. We will then send you an e-mail including the WebEx URL for the first class.
2. Participate in KG meetings
The Joint Project consists of several KGs that have their own activities. Each KG has its own research subject, and holds weekly meetings to talk over research progress, future plans and so forth. Newcomers will choose their desired KG during this semester.
You may participate in any KG meeting until you officially decide which one to join. It is up to you whether to attend the same KG meeting every week, or to check out several KGs; however, we do encourage you to try several KGs in order to find one that truly matches your interests.
3. Join a KG (research group)
Newcomers will decide their KG during the first half of this semester. Further details will be explained during the first class. You may apply for the desired KG as soon as you make the decision, however you must consult the KG leader beforehand. Detailed procedures on joining a KG will be explained later as well. Once you join a KG, you will attend that particular KG’s meeting every week, so you do not need to inform us about meeting participation, which is written under step 2.
4. Main events after enrollment
At the end of every semester, students will give a presentation about their research, which consists of two types: what you have worked on during the semester, and how you will continue that research in the future (WIP), and presentation of work product from your research (TERM project). Newcomers may give a WIP presentation if they wish but this is optional. There are many professors and researchers in the Joint Project, so you will be able to receive a wide range of opinions on your research.
Newcomers do not have to give a presentation during their first semester, but it is obligatory to do so from the second semester and onwards.
Once your TERM project has been approved, you will be permitted to write your graduation thesis.
Enrollment of freshmen
Basically, our Joint Project will allow freshmen to enroll as long as they have strong motivation and interest.
Prerequisites of enrollment We do not set any prerequisites such as courses previously taken, knowledge, skill or experience. We will teach students to acquire these basics skills after enrollment, so even students who have never used a computer may enroll. Regardless of current skill, we welcome all students who have motivation and activeness.