Hisashi Kobayashi's Blog
Sherman Fairchild University Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University


December 20th, 2013

プリンストン大学   小林久志Kobayashi

本記事は電気学会誌125周年記念特集 号(2014年4月発行)に掲載されたものである。

  1. はじめに
  2. 大学の国際化
  3. 「大学院教授」を廃止し学部教育を充実せよ
  4. 柔軟な教育に対する日米の差
  5. 飛び進学が英才教育か?
  6. 教育界の革命児ムークス


Presentation at San Francisco Akamon-Kai (桑港赤門会で講演)

February 9th, 2013

ShoshichiKobayashiMemorialOn Saturday February 9th, 2013, I was invited to give a 40 minute presentation entitled “The Life and Achievements of Shoshichi Kobayashi” 「小林昭七の生涯と業績」, at the Annual Meeting of San Francisco Akamonkai (桑港赤門会の年次総会), attended by about 40 members. Shoshichi, who was a Berkeley resident of 50 years, was one of the oldest members of the Akamonkai (the Alumni Group of the University of Tokyo). The slides and my talk were given in Japanese (Click here for viewing slides, and for the YouTube videos please visit the following, which I am afraid is too long: 1) http://youtu.be/N03PvMM6FQc; 2) http://youtu.be/SZKkRxDpa3Y; 3) http://youtu.be/FZt2mDJ97ic; 4) http://youtu.be/6njQgHL5IoI; 5) http://youtu.be/pfn2LiUtvVo; 6) http://youtu.be/0XSYjhFv9tg )  The outline of my talk was as follows.

SpeechatAkamonkaiプレゼンテーション内容 (Outline of Presentation)

  • 小林昭七の生い立ち (Upbringing of Shoshichi Kobayashi)
  • 数学者への道:林宗男先生との出会い (Guidepost to a mathematician: an encounter with Mr. Muneo Hayashi, Mathematics teacher)
  • 東大で矢野健太郎先生に学ぶ (Studying from Professor Kentaro Yano at the University of Tokyo)
  • フランス留学から米国へ (Study in France and move to America)
  • プリンストン高等研究所、MIT、UBC (カナダ)(Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, MIT and the University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • UC バークレーで50年 (Fifty years at Berkeley)
  • 数学者、教育者としての業績 (Achievements as a mathematician and educator)
  • 啓蒙書や随筆集 (Expository books and essays)
  • Friends of Todai について (On “Friends of Todai, Inc.”)



January 16th, 2013

bigdata_speechInvited Speech: “Big Data and Future Networks: A Perspective from the United States

At the 7th New Generation Network Promotion Forum (第7回新世代ネットワーク推進フォーラム), I gave an invited talk entitled “Big Data and Future Networks: A Perspective from the United States” (「ビッグ・データと将来のネットワーク:米国からの展望」). The forum was held on January 16 (Wed), 2013 at Hotel Floracion Aoyama, Tokyo (ホテル・フラシオン青山), and was attended by 120 people including representatives of the  Government, IT and networks industry, and academia.

The outline of my presentation was

  • How Much Information? How Big is Data?
  • President Obama’s Open Government Initiative
  • President Obama’s Big Data Initiative
  • Big Data in Science and Technology Research
    NITRD Program, NSF, DARPA, DOE
  • Big Data in Enterprises
  • Call for Data Science and Data Scientists
  • Big Data and Networks
  • References

bigdata_speech2To view the slides of my talk, please click here http://forum.nwgn.jp/library/pdf/sokai_07/13_BigDataandNetworks-Jan19-withAppendices.pdf

The website of the Forum can be found by clicking here in English: http://forum.nwgn.jp/english/

日本語はこちら: http://forum.nwgn.jp/meeting/sokai07_repo.html