The 2nd Honolulu Symposium on International Joint Researches of Kobe University

  • May 10, 2019
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  • Keywords: Info, Natural sciences, Engineering


On March 8, 2019, Kobe University, the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) held the second Honolulu symposium at our University’s Honolulu Office (HOKU). The purpose of the symposium is to promote international collaboration on the research fields particularly focused on the computational sciences and structural engineering. This symposium also represents the 3rd Joint Symposium between Kobe Univ. - USC and the 2nd Joint Symposium between Kobe Univ. - UCSD.

From USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, we welcomed Professor Erik Johnson, Professor Joseph Wang, Professor Aiichiro Nakano, Professor Julian Domaradzki, and Assistant Professor Ivan Bermejo-Moreno. From structural engineering department of UCSD, we invited Professor Pui-Shum Shing and Professor Gilberto Mosqueda. From Kobe University, the event was attended by Professor Hideyuki Usui, Professor Makoto Tsubokura, Lecture Li Chung-gang, and Assistant Professor Kohei Shimamura (Graduate School of System Informatics), Professor Hideo Fujitani, Associate Professor Yoichi Mukai, Associate Professor Tomohiro Miki, Assistant Professor Takashi Takeuchi (Graduate School of Engineering), and Assistant Professor Mai Ito (Organization for Advanced and Integrated Research). Participants introduced their ongoing research initiatives and results during the first day, in two morning sessions on computational space physics and computational fluid dynamics followed by four afternoon sessions on molecular dynamics analysis and structural engineering. The next day, the participants split into groups based on their research fields to hold focused discussions. They shared opinions on strengthening not only future collaboration with USC and UCSD but also Kobe University’s network in the North America, promoting international joint research projects, and co-authoring papers.

                                        (Graduate School of System Informatics, Graduate School of Engineering

                                   and Education Center on Computational Science and Engineering)