Princeton Days at UTokyo

February 18, 2016


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies
Date(s) March 17, 2016 — March 18, 2016
Location Hongo Area Campus
Venue The Fukutake Learning Theater on the UTokyo Hongo Campus
Capacity 100 people
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Contact The International Planning Group, The University of Tokyo at or 03-5841-2427

Princeton Days at UTokyo


The University of Tokyo will welcome Princeton University officials and faculties for "Princeton Days at UTokyo: Progress Report on the Strategic Partnership" taking place on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18 in the Fukutake Learning Theater on the UTokyo Hongo Campus. Princeton University is one of UTokyo's strategic partnership institutions. Presentations will be given on the nine grant-awarded joint research and education projects, and the attendees will hear from students and administrative staff involved in the exchange programs. The schedule for the event is as follows:

Day 1  Thursday, March 17, 2016
9:30-9:50 Opening Remarks
9:50- 10:00 Introduction to the Strategic Partnership
10:00-10:30 Meet the Authors: A Cross Cultural Analysis of Architectural Writings, Presented by Dr. Yusuke Obuchi
Principal Investigators: Jesse Reiser, Princeton University School of Architecture, and Yusuke Obuchi, UTokyo, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering.
10:30-11:00 Unlocking the Secrets of Episodic Slow Slip and Tremor. Presented by Dr. Satoshi Ide
Principal Investigators: Allan Rubin, Princeton University Department of Geosciences, and Satoshi Ide, UTokyo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science.
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-11:45 Joint Research Training in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Presented by Dr. Kengo Hirachi
Principal Investigators: Charles Fefferman, Princeton University Department of Mathematics, and Kengo Hirachi, UTokyo, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences.
11:45-12:15 Debugging Cyber-Physical Computing Systems, Presented by Dr. Amir Masoud Gharehbaghi
Principal Investigators: Sharad Malik, Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering, and Masahiro Fujita, UTokyo, VLSI Design and Education Center.
12:15-13:30 Lunch (By Invitation Only)
13:30-14:00 Student Exchange Report, Q&A
14:00-15:00 Staff Exchange Report, Q&A
15:00-15:30 Introduction to the newly grant-awarded projects
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-16:15 Toward Immersive Asian Studies: A Collaborative Undergraduate Exchange Program for the UTokyo-Princeton Partnership Presented by Dr. David Leheny and Dr. Jin Sato
Principal Investigators: David Leheny, Princeton University Department of East Asian Studies, and Jin Sato, UTokyo, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia.
16:15-16:45 A Tokyo/Princeton Educational Partnership in Plasma Physics, Presented by Dr. Masaaki Yamada and Dr. Yasushi Ono
Principal Investigators: Stewart Prager, Princeton University Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Dr. Masaaki Yamada, Principal Research Physicist, P.I. and Distinguished Laboratory Fellow, Magnetic Reconnection Experiment, and Yasushi Ono, UTokyo, Department of Advanced Energy, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences.
17:00 Closing Remarks
17:30 Reception

Day 2  Friday, March 18, 2016
9:30-9:40 Opening Remarks
10:00-10:15 Introduction to the "Top Global University" projects
10:15-10:30 Introduction to planned student exchanges by Tom Gally, UTokyo, Center for Global Communication Strategies, Graduate School of Arts &Sciences/ College of Arts & Sciences
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Sensing Skins, from Molecules to Smart Cities, Presented by Dr. Masaki Sekino
Principal Investigators: James Sturm, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM), and Takao Someya, UTokyo, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Graduate School of engineering.
11:15-11:45 The UTokyo-Princeton Astrophysics Collaboration, Presented by Dr. Naoki Yoshida
Principal Investigators: Jennifer Greene, Princeton University Department of Astrophysical Sciences, and Naoki Yoshida, UTokyo, Department of Physics/Kavli IPMU.
11:45 Closing Remarks
12:00 Closed Working Lunch (By Invitation Only)
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