University of Tsukuba, Digital Nature Group / Research and Development Center for Digital Nature
筑波大学 デジタルネイチャー研究室 / デジタルネイチャー開発研究センター


University of Tsukuba, Digital Nature Group led by Associate Professor Yoichi Ochiai envisions Digital Nature, which is the natural environment of post ubiquitous computing era consists of seamless combination of computational resources and non-computational resources. The ecosystem of Digital Nature will provide more various alternatives of future between Human and Machines, Material World and Virtual World than industrial era. We envision the various application of computational researches between Humanity and Machines,  Materiality and Virtuality. We realize these alternatives in order to solve problems around industry, academic, and art towards forming new mixed culture of human, computation, and nature.

落合陽一准教授が主宰するデジタルネイチャー研究室は,ユビキタスコンピューティングの先に「計算機自然(Digital Nature)」の到来を見据えています.計算機自然では,人と機械,物質世界(Material World)と実質世界(Virtual World)の間に,今までの工業化社会よりも多様な未来の形が起こりうると考えられます.本研究室は,そういった物質性と実質性の間で,計算機応用のもたらす様々な選択肢を想定し,それらを計算機科学的に実装することで,産業・学問・芸術に至る様々な問題解決に挑戦し,人・計算機・自然における新たな文化的価値の創成を目指します.


University Office
1-2 Kasuga, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Pref., Japan 3058550
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If you would like to join DNG as undergraduate, graduate student or Collaborate Researcher, please contact by E-mail.
If you would like to contact as media or press, please contact by E-mail.

〒305-8550 茨城県つくば市春日1-2

見学希望・進学・就職・取材・共同研究のお問い合わせは contact<-at->digitalnature.slis.tsukuba.ac.jp までお願いいたします.


Q: What should I do to be assigned to DNG?
A: It depends on a judgment of Dr. Yoichi. The condition that we assign you to the laboratory is that you have submitted the full paper of the original paper in English to the conference. You can also submit a [Poster] if you wish to enter a master’s degree program. If you wish to enter the doctoral process, you will need to submit a [full paper].
Please contact us by e-mail for more information about the acceptance of advisors in the master’s and doctoral programs.
Refer to this page’s [Admissions] for inquiries about University of Tsukuba entrance exams.

Q: 落合研究室に入りたいのですが,どうすれば入れますか?
A: 落合の判断です.研究室受入れの条件としては,英語で原著論文のフルペーパーを何かしらの学会に通した事があること.修士入学希望であればポスターでも可,博士入学希望はフルペーパー1本です.
筑波大学の受験についてのお問い合わせは,本ページ Admissions をご参照ください.

Q: Can I visit the lab individually?
A: We do not open our lab for individual visitors, but will announce the dates of  “ARE : Advancing Researcher Experience Program” and briefing on laboratory assignments for graduation research as soon as they are decided.

Q: 個別に研究室の見学はできますか?
A: 希望者が多いため個別の対応はしておりません.ARE(先導的研究者体験プログラム)・卒業研究配属などの説明会は,開催日が決まり次第Newsにてご案内いたします.

Q: Can I have an interview with Dr. Yoichi individually?
A: Dr. Yoichi will decide whether to have an interview based on your resume and research plan submitted in advance, and he will do it in a remote meeting.

Q: 個別に面談できますか?
A: 面談実施は,予めお送りいただいた履歴書と研究計画書をもとに落合が判断いたします.面談を行う場合はZoomを使用した遠隔ミーティングになります.

Q: About acceptance of research students, master’s students, and doctoral students from abroad
A: Send your resume and research plan in English by E-mail.
*We are not accepting applications for research students for admission in October 2023.

Q: 海外からの研究生・修士課程・博士課程の受け入れについて
A: ご希望の方は,履歴書と研究計画書を英語で作成し,メールにてお送りください.


For applicants to undergraduate / 学科試験募集要項(情報メディア創成学類/知識情報・図書館学類)
For applicants to graduate students / 大学院募集要項(筑波大学大学院人間総合科学学術院人間総合科学研究群情報学学位プログラム)