Join Us

Our lab accepts undergrad and graduate students, and sometimes hires post-docs.

For prospective undergraduate students:

Undergrad students undertaking Kyoto University Engineering school’s computer science course will have a choice to be part of our lab when they are 4th grade students. Prospective undergrad students should check the admission information site  for the computer science course.

For prospective graduate students:

Graduate students who wish to join our lab should pass the entrance exam and then apply to the Dept. of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. Please choose the Application Codes “SI-2” (Note that  in some documents, SI-2 is associated with “digital library”; this is simply because it is not updated yet, so it is correct to choose SI-2 to apply to our lab). An entrance exam is held every August (and also in February, for international applicants only).

Please refer to the following page regarding admission information.

In the event that you already possess a Masters degree, the Doctoral course (expected duration of 3 years) can be undertaken. If this applies to you, please first contact us before applying for admission, so we can discuss your research background and interests in advance.

There are a scholarship program from a government (with a limited availability): please check “The Japanese Government(MEXT) Scholarship Program” in the web page below:


Post-doctoral positions:

We sometimes hire post-doc researchers, although this is highly dependent upon the availability of funding. If you are interested, please contact us! Even though there will not always be positions available, we may get back to you when there is a vacancy.

Added on May 29, 2018: We are recruiting a new post-doc now. See more details here.