Around the world, fertility rates are dropping, and in some countries, including Japan, this has already led to a declining birthrate. Concerns about climate change and resource allocation make it tempting to see these drops as a universally good thing. Indeed, a smaller global population may have some benefits; perhaps we will see a decline in population until we reach an equilibrium that achieves a more balanced growth for humanity. One that is more sustainable: a shift away from the explosive changes of the past 150 years.
It is also possible, however, that this is an overly negative view on humanity. That for optimal growth we must trust our ingenuity to overcome such obstacles. I cannot tell you yet where the balance lies: how we optimize the relationship between the growth of our economies and our populations, but that is what I strive to discover. What is important is that the future of humanity is not built on self-doubt, or fear, but crafted with the aim of self-improvement, and guided by knowledge, which I hope to do my part in advancing through my studies.
No man is an island, and I owe a heavy debt to many people who have, and continue to, help and support me. My family, my friends, my professors, my fellow students, and those who came before me. To Koga Shinsuke. I am deeply grateful for having been trusted as a recipient of this scholarship, and I will do everything in my power not to let those around me down.
On Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill in Sapporo stands proud the statue of a great man commanding “Boys, be ambitious!”. Both mankind and I have perhaps grown too old to still be considered “boys”, but as long as there is more to learn, and more for us to understand, I hope we keep that spirit inside of us.
I am extremely grateful to the UTokyo foundation and the contributors, and it really offers timely support to me, especially the terrible COVID-19 is still raging around the globe.
It is a great honor for me to enroll in the UTokyo which is a world-class university. Although I have faced serious challenges and difficulties so far, the study life in the UTokyo trains my mind to think actively and positively, and I was becoming a student who could think independently. Moreover, I have learned a lot from my supervisor and other lab members, as well as experienced the culture that I have never seen before. I believe the time span that I spend in the UTokyo is a truly memorable and enjoyable experience in my life.
The research topic of my doctoral thesis is the experimental investigation on plasma physics of nuclear fusion in a tokamak device using high power laser diagnostics. Fusion, the nuclear reaction that energizes the Sun and the stars, is an ultimate goal for mankind because it is a safe, non-carbon emitting and virtually limitless energy. The electron temperature and density profile in the fusion plasma could be acquired using the laser diagnostics, and it is helpful in understanding the physics of controlled nuclear fusion. If mankind is able to understand the physics in the controlled nuclear fusion completely, it will benefit human life in the future.
I plan to continue to delve into the physics of controlled nuclear fusion after graduation, because that is a surely exciting prospect if mankind is able to master this kind of limitless energy. I will put my greatest effort into the development of controlled nuclear fusion, just like the way that the UTokyo has been contributing to the world.
It is an honor for me to receive the UTokyo Foundation Scholarship which helps me a lot in financing my life abroad.
Studying at UTokyo is challenging yet rewarding. Sometimes it really takes time for me to fully digest the ideas delivered in class by the world-class professors, but finally all the efforts pay off by leaving me a much better understanding of the basics of economics and the mathematics involved in doing economic research.
My current research interest lies primarily in the effects of asset price bubbles on the real economy and the implication of asset bubbles on monetary policy in the era of the “zero lower bound”. From my experience in studying at UTokyo I realize that to do theoretical research is not easy. It requires one to observe the sticking point of the economy, to summarize it by a mathematical model, and then to find the logics of the real world by the numbers and equations. My dream of being an economic researcher drives me every day to improve myself, and the resources and opportunities provided by UTokyo makes me confident of my future, to make real contribution to the world.
I’m a 1st year PhD student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. I’m very happy for getting the scholarship from the University of Tokyo Foundation. Thanks very much for the concerns and supports from the foundation.
My undergraduate majored in engineering and after graduation, I worked in a big hardware company to design smartphones. After 4 years, I felt bored of the repeating jobs. Thus, I took the examination and was admitted to the University of Tokyo for master courses. I conducted researches on urban computing based on big GPS data and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Although AI is powerful and intriguing, it is still limited on intelligence compared with human brain. Therefore, I turned my PhD into neuroscience and try to explore the biological intelligence in the brain, which I think is pretty interesting.
In addition to the advancement on AI from the research of neuroscience, the exploration of brain can facilitate the development of therapies on brain diseases, for example, Alzheimer’s diseases, depression, from which Lots of people around the world suffered. Therefore, I’ll conduct research on the specific brain regions and dig out the latent mechanisms to make some contributions to the future world.
To pursue the dream
ZHOU Tianyue （ジュウ テンエツ）
Many thanks for your kind support and providing the scholarship especially under the world unrest because of COVID-19 pandemic. It is my great honor to be selected as the recipient and helpful for my living.
My major is chemistry, and the research is focused on the interaction between the small molecules and metal clusters, which can be applied to explore catalysts to solve the environment problems such as the global warming. For example, now I am conducting experiment to figure out the interaction between water molecules and Calcium Manganese oxide cluster, which is known as the core for photosynthesis. The result can be useful for the development of artificial photosynthesis catalysts.
Studying in UTokyo is one of the best experiences in my life and I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for supporting me to pursue the dream and it is really exciting for me to embrace the life in Japan.
Thank you, UTokyo!
謝 秉樺 （シェ ビンファ）
I am grateful for the support I received from the University of Tokyo foundation. It allows me to continue my research in UTokyo and complete a doctoral degree.
I joined the University of Tokyo in 2016 as a master student in the department of physics. My research was about the experimental physics of gravitational waves. I worked for KAGRA, which is a gravitational wave detector located in Gifu prefecture. During the master course, I was trained with various experimental skills in KEK (Tsukuba, Ibaraki) and KAGRA (Kamioka, Gifu). In 2018, I completed the master program and enrolled in a doctoral program.
During the doctoral program, I decided to study the theoretical physics of gravitational waves in order to understand the gravitational wave physics more comprehensively. I had a great time in ICRR (Kashiwa, Chiba), working with my supervisor and colleges. My research is about using neural network to perform data analysis of gravitational wave signals. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic brought a huge impact on my life. Thanks to the support from UTokyo foundation, I am able to keep pursuing doctoral degree, and I hope I could contribute to the UTokyo community after my graduation.
Space: the final frontier
郭 康柔 （カク コウジュウ）
It is an honor to have received the UTokyo Foundation Scholarship in 2021. This support from UTokyo helps me go through the difficult times under the critical condition of COVID-19 so that I could focus on my research work in the last year of my PhD program.
As a graduate student of astronomy, I study the objects in the universe far away from our planet. In particular, my research tries to answer the question of how planets form in a theoretical approach. It is human instinct to seek the origin, to find out who we are, and where we are from. Understanding the formation mechanism of planets, the cradle of life, is one step towards this ultimate goal. Meanwhile, with the thriving techniques of observations, we are discovering more and more new worlds in the far galaxies. Our future lies in the universe. The final frontier is the infinite space beyond us.
Despite of the aloofness of the objects of my research, such theoretical studies cannot thrive without certain financial support. The UTokyo Foundation Scholarship has helped students like me to dedicate themselves to their pursuit of science. I will keep working hard in my future endeavors and hope that I will make my contribution to the community one day.
Make my own storyline
YU Jingyun （ユ ケイイン）
It is a great honor to be a recipient of the University of Tokyo Foundation Scholarship, which has helped me to continue the study in Japan during such a difficult time. With the scholarship, I can be more devoted to my research.
Being a student majoring in Chemical System Engineering, I have been interested in combining theory with practice, aiming to contribute to improve the world by scientific research. My research topic is mainly about to employ zeolites to reduce the NOx by selective catalytic reduction with NH3, which is one of the main causes of acid rain, destruction of the ozone layer and respiratory irritation. Due to the coming fierce environmental issues, more attention has been paid into zeolite catalysts, which exhibit outstanding performance with their unique porous structure. In our group, we have developed a post-treatment to enhance its hydrothermal stability, thus making the zeolite a more potential deNOx catalyst for practical application.
It is really interesting and instructive to experience the research life in the University of Tokyo. I feel incredibly grateful to my supervisor and all the staff and students in our laboratory for their kindness and support. Among all I have learnt from this valuable experience, the most precious thing is the ability to solve problems. The life is always challenging, so we need to stay calm and believe we can always find the solution with bright ideas and hard work. I hope I can become a better person and pay back to the society in the future.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart in UTokyo
廖 宣宇 （リョウ センウ）
Choosing UTokyo is really one of the most significant points in my life. In UTokyo, you can dream big, aim high and achieve a lot. Looking back to the first days in Japan, I could hardly accustom myself to the local life and daily routine, let alone focusing on the study I’m working on. It was actually the considerate help and sincere care which the teachers, staffs and students in UTokyo gave to me that helped me to fit into the new surroundings. Nothing can express my sincere thanks to the great efforts and opportunities that UTokyo Foundation has offered.
Currently, my research is about the novel drug design of platinum-based antineoplastic with increased cancer cell selectivity to overcome drug resistance by altering the chromatin accessibility. Once my research successfully enhances the anticancer effects of platinum drugs, hopefully it will bring about clinical benefits to patients and improvements in their quality of life. Thanks to the help from UTokyo Foundation, now I’m able to take a huge leap in academic performance and concentrate more on my research.
Valuable support to work for sustainable worldwide development
Rico Lugo Sinndy Dayana （リコルゴ シンディダヤナ）
Through carrying out my doctoral studies at The University of Tokyo, my perception of the world's academic and social environment widened markedly. This international research experience has enriched my personal and professional skills. I believe that, as an engineer with the opportunity to develop a doctoral degree in a high-quality nation, I have the responsibility to do my best to carry out an excellent learning process and contribute to the sustainable development of society through my doctoral project. Specifically, my research is oriented to the economic and environmental sustainability of the agricultural and food systems through mechanism design as a field of game theory. It is called the “Circular Food Economy”.
To achieve that goal, I saved as much money as I could in the past years to be able to complete my doctoral course in Japan, but my living expenses are tight. In my country, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused big disparities in socioeconomic conditions and my family is also facing economic difficulties. Then, I am very grateful to the UTokyo Foundation and all the donators for giving me the honor to be a recipient of this scholarship, which has notoriously helped me to cover my own living expenses without burdening my family.
Also, I believe that thanks to the support of this scholarship, I have focused my mind on doing my best to contribute to society without financial concerns, while exchanging knowledge and wonderful experiences with Japanese and foreign people at the university which I most admire. I am also thankful to my supervisor, lab mates, and staff members who have supported me in several ways, making my university life very nice although the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Fighting for my future
Moratelli Piske Yuri （モラテリ ピスケ ユリ）
I am honored to be one of the students to receive the “University of Tokyo international student scholarship”. I have being in Japan fort some years and one of the biggest challenges is the financial one. Finding a scholarship as a South American here is Japan was not easy but one of the good points of studying in Japans is that finding a part-time to cover the expenses is not that hard. The only down side is research time lost, but people so what they have to so they can achieve their dreams. Coming to Japan required an initial investment but after arriving here it is possible to sustain yourself without help from abroad. I hope that not having a scholarship does not avert people from coming here. I came here after saving some in my country and I believe that all my investment will pay off.
My studies at are on the proteins that help the formation of mollusk shells. The mollusk shells is one of interesting natural structures, their nano-structure are well organized and lead to a complex and resistant macro-structure. I believe that studying how natural structures are made we could improve artificial ones. Most biological reactions are less damaging to the environment than chemical ones. I believe that learning how nature can form such structures in a mild environment would benefit us in the future.
From Synthetic biology to an unprecedented future
王 立堯 （オウ リキギョウ）
I am very honored to be a recipient of the University of Tokyo Foundation Scholarship, which relieves my financial pressure, especially at such a COVID-19 pandemic time. As a student working in the natural product area, spending plenty of time on the experiment leaves me less chance for a part-time job, fortunately, I can concentrate on my research project thanks to the support from this scholarship.
The secondary enzymes that existed in bacteria, fungi, and plants can catalyze various chemical reactions in nature. It strongly interests me that the metabolic pathway can be artificially reconstructed and heterologously expressed, to produce our desired fuels, pharmaceuticals (e.g., artemisinin), and materials of cosmetics, dyes, etc. Taking the advantage of the enzymatic reaction, products will be produced in an environment-friendly manner. Furthermore, the potential of a single enzyme in the pathway can be exploited either by random evolution or rational engineering, to alter the substrate selectivity, achieve an innovative reaction, or have a higher catalysis efficiency. Following these two routes above, the biosynthetic pathway can be rationally designed and optimized to produce our desired compounds. In the field of synthetic biology, humans will find a balance between social development and environmental protection.
I would like to express my sincere thankfulness to the University of Tokyo, which provides me with an excellent environment with opportunities, challenges, and support through the beginning stage of my academic research. I believe in the near future, the development of synthetic biology will imperceptibly change the social appearance and lead us to an unprecedented future.
A Lot of Goodwill Felt in Harsh Times
ZHAO Xinshu （チョウ シンショ）
As a recipient of the 2021-2022 University of Tokyo Foundation Scholarship, I want to thank you for supporting my education. Your generosity and goodwill have greatly assisted my fieldwork research and encouraged me to carry on when I find juggling graduate school and childcare a daunting task.
I am currently in the second year of my doctoral degree at the University of Tokyo, investigating the history of China’s aquaculture sector and its contemporary developments. With more written on this topic, I hope to build a bridge between people working in the aquaculture sector in China and their colleagues overseas to tackle problems that might impact the future of human food security (SDG2).
As Mencius replied to a question about how to achieve perfect satisfaction in life, “If poor, (scholars) attended to their own virtue in solitude; if advanced to dignity, they made the whole kingdom virtuous as well 穷则独善其身，达则兼善天下.” Thank you for offering me so much when I have so little to give back and I intend to carry on with the goodwill and make our world a better place to inhabit.
It is really a great honor to be a recipient of this scholarship, which helps me with my academic journey by providing generous financial support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Studying at UTokyo is one of the best experiences in my life, although Covid-19 pandemic made campus life more complicated and inconvenient. But online course also saved me more time and energy to dive into the world of DeFi, namely Decentralized Finance, as an extension of my research in financial innovation field. DeFi applications in blockchain and cryptocurrency field from year 2020 overturned many of my previous cognition.
I am grateful that the academic experience at UTokyo enlightened me to explore in emerging fields like FinTech. Although DeFi is too cutting-edge to most of the scholars or professionals who focus their eyes in traditional finance sectors, I am looking forward to embracing a more decentralized financial world in the future. DeFi will redefine Finance.
To be the next generation
WANG Minzhao （ワン ミンザオ）
I am very honored to be a recipient of the University of Tokyo Foundation Scholarship. It has been a great support for my life and study in Japan especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
My research is on Japan’s social and cultural construction in Manchuria during the modern period. Related to my research, it is rather interesting to find that the University of Tokyo has been attracting foreign students who are interested in Japan as early as during the pre-war period. And among the generous donators of the UTokyo Foundation today, there are also great scholars in my field.
In this sense, the UTokyo Community has been passed on from generation to generation. I am grateful for the recourses this community has brought with me, and hope that I can be the next generation to contribute to the UTokyo Community through my own efforts.
曽 澤龍 （ソウ タクリュウ）
2020 was a remarkably difficult year, pandemic, wildfires, crash … We witnessed many bad things, but we have to go on. And it's my great honor to receive the scholarship in 2020. It helps me to decrease my life stress under this difficult period.
I came to U-Tokyo in 2018 and received my master’s degrees last year. Now, I am a PhD student and keep chasing my academic dreams. My research topic is about computer vision, or we can call it AI. I wish we can make computer/robot complete some difficult/dangerous tasks like human beings. For example, under the current severe epidemic period, there are many kinds of dangerous tasks need relative staffs to complete. If computer/robot can help us finish these tasks, I think it’s a great thing.
To realize these targets, I will try my best to do research in the feature even under a difficult period. And I know, U-Tokyo will keep supporting us in our struggle.
What Utokyo teaches me makes me stronger
陳 峻冬 （チェン ジュンドン）
It is my honor to be chosen for the University of Tokyo international student scholarship for the Fall 2021 semester.
My research focuses on Blue Carbon, which is the carbon dioxide sequestrated from the atmosphere by mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses. Plant biomass growth and organic matter accumulation and stabilization in the sediments are the main carbon sequestration routines. I use photogrammetry to develop a more accurate estimate method for seagrass blue carbon in the intertidal zone and the seagrass blue carbon accumulated on the coast. This methodology will be made available to local fishing associations and NPOs to quickly assess the carbon sinks of blue carbon in their coastal regions. Besides, as a case study in Tokyo Bay, the work based on the developing method will complement the blue carbon budget details in coastal seagrass ecosystems and support the estimation of potential carbon sinks on the coastal areas.
During the past two years at the University of Tokyo, I have received much help from my classmates and friends here, and I am incredibly grateful to my supervisor for his patience and careful guidance, who taught me step by step how to do research. I hope in turn one day, I can also help someone in the same way and become part of the connection between China and Japan.
Make the world a better place
黎 学思 （レイ ガクシ）
In 2020, COVID-19 brought suffering to people all of the world. The scholarship supported by UTokyo Foundation really helps me a lot in such a tough time. This is the fourth year that I have been studying in the UTokyo where I have broadened my horizon and fostered a global mind. How time flies. I can still remind of the day that I received the admission latter from the Utokyo as a master student. It is my great honor to study in the world-class university to search for the interrelationships among various academic fields and to find promising solutions to the improvement of global healthcare, facing challenges of the upcoming super-aging society.
After graduation, I plan to continue my research in the field of Internet of medical things (IoMT), especially on biodevices with the employment of deep learning, as a postdoctoral researcher. I decide to focus on the development of IoMT which is promising to bring a chance to transfer traditional hospital-centric healthcare to a home-centric one, offering a possible solution to the lack of basic medical resources in the remote places. My dream is to enlighten more students to raise interests in biosensors and study for making our world a better place as a university professor. What I can contribute to this field individually is limited, therefore, I would like to pass down what I have learned to the next generation and evoke their social sense to pay more attention to the global issues, like the super-aging society.
A way to pay back the world
LIU YANCHEN （リュウ ヤンチェン）
I feel extremely grateful for receiving this scholarship during this period when the whole world is affected by corona virus. It has great impact on my financial wellbeing and made me more determined to stay in Japan and contribute the Japanese society after graduation.
Now I’m studying in the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science in Tokyo University. My main research is about Parkinsonism. Parkinson’s Disease affects more than ten million people worldwide, incidence of PD increases with age. While in Japan, the prevalence of PD is close to 1/1000. The cause of this disease is thought to be the pathological change in a protein called synuclein, which easily aggregates and form insoluble fibril. Lots of research consider these fibrils as the cause of neurons death, which lead to brain malfunction and eventually death. There are three subtypes of PD and researchers proposed that different synuclein protein structures could cause different kind of PD diseases. Thus, my main project is to observe the propagation of different synuclein fibrils in the brain and find out in what way they can cause different diseases.
I’m really interested in dementia related diseases and plan to participate in such field even after my graduation from Tokyo University. Hopefully I can contribute to the society through working in this field.
The COVID-19 pandemic has robustly affected my life. I lost most of my part-time jobs and was having an extremely hard life. Therefore, the 2020 Fall scholarship provided by the UTokyo Foundation has not only been an immense financial support for me, but it has also offered me the ease of mind to pursue my studies to the best of my abilities. A BIG THANK YOU for your generous support and help!
During my undergraduate years, I was mainly doing research in biology, especially focusing on the evolutionary history of a novel bacterium. However, I also hope to get involved in implementing and enforcing environmental policies to help both local and global communities and this is why I chose Todai’s IPADS program. My future research topic might be utilizing agricultural wastes to reduce marine plastics. The thing is that both agricultural wastes and marine plastics pose serious threats to the environment. If novel methods or technologies could be developed to recycle agricultural wastes for the production of environmentally friendly products, definitely a more sustainable marine environment would be possible.
I think marine plastic pollution is such a global issue exerting adverse impacts on human health and our planet, so I would like to the person who can contribute to building a more environmentally sustainable global society.
I’m greatly honored to receive this scholarship. As in the post-coronavirus era, this scholarship significantly eases my financial burden and make me to enjoy the study and life in UTokyo.
I’m a doctoral student and majored in condensed matter physics. My study meanly focuses on low-dimensional interaction systems, or more specifically, on the interaction systems with two-dimensional network structures. Such network systems are novel models and tightly related with unconventional superconductors. I hope I can understand the principle of high-Tc superconductors and related novel phenomena by studying the interaction network systems, and eventually helps people to produce practical room temperature superconductors.
The University of Tokyo is an ideal research platform with various of high-level researchers, including my current supervisor. They provide me a lot of helps about living in Japan and researching on my physics problems. Finally, I sincerely appreciate and enjoy the study and life in UTokyo.
It was a great pleasure for me to have received this scholarship from the University of Tokyo. Through the financial support, I could devote more time for my studies and research.
I am towards the completion of my Doctoral thesis from the Human Security Program of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. I look forward to the next chapter of my life. My dream is to be an educator. Having had a chance to receive my higher education in Japan, I believe that I have been bestowed with a lot of new skills and knowledge that I would otherwise have been deprived of back in my home country. I hope to establish my own educational institution and provide a learning opportunity for many underprivileged students in the future. I have realized that while creating an enabling academic environment is a must, designing economic support mechanisms for the needy is equally important to help them realize their true potentials. To this end, cherishing the learnings I have had at this university, I would like to pay forward what I was rewarded for to the people of the next generation.
Times fly since I entered the University of Tokyo. The two-year master course is unforgettable for me. Under the supervision of my professor, I was very enjoying my research activities. With the help of UTokyo Foundation scholarship, I can concentrate more on the research without any worries.
Now I am very happy to enter RIKEN for my PhD course. After graduation from doctoral program, I will work as an international physics researcher. High-speed, small, portable electronic equipment is the tendency for our smart society. To realize that, the development of memories is one the most important steps. My research on the ultrafast memory could promote the development of data storage technique. I hope what I learnt in the University of Tokyo could contribute for the promotion of the human world.
Great life in UTokyo
張 凱鹏 （チョウ ガイホウ）
It's my great honor to receive the scholarship. It helps me to concentrate on my researches about Artificial Intelligence (AI).
My research topic is about making a machine learning continually in the real world like a human, for example, using our daily life video log (Vlog) continually to upgrade a model to recognize what is happening in this world. I want to extend my researches to more and more applications to make our life more intelligent.
At the University of Tokyo, I meet many talented and friendly students and enjoy studying with them. Also, thanks to my supervisor always give me a lot of help and guidance in my researches. In the future, I will devote myself to more challenging researches.
I enjoy life in Japan. There are many places to relax and many beautiful natural and cultural landscapes. Japanese culture and customs are also very interesting. I hope to learn more about Japan in the future.
Utokyo empowered me to reach my dreams
ZHOU Yaxing （ゾウ ヤーシン）
I am honored to be one of the recipients of the scholarship and deeply appreciative of the support from Utokyo. The financial assistance provided is a great help to me to concentrate more of my time for studying.
The course at GraSPP has provided me with theories and practical tools to deepen and broaden my professional knowledge. With excellent research resources and valuable advice from professors, my research knowledge and skills have developed noticeably too. Utokyo also organized various activities for students to enjoy and gain new experiences. Life in school is wonderful.
Thanks to you, I am one step closer to reaching my education and career goals. Support from donors, professors, the staff of Utokyo make life brighter for me I hope that one day I will also be able to help students achieve their goal in the same way.
I am really grateful for the opportunity of receiving the “University of Tokyo international student scholarship”, that it helps me get through the difficult times during my research.
My research focuses on understanding the smallholder farmers’ decision-making of the sustainable soil management (SSM) practice in China. The SSM is promoted as an important integral component of the Sustainable Development Goals of food security (SDG-2) and climate resilience and mitigation (SDG-13). In the highest soil erosion regions of arid and semiarid northwest China, water resource deficits and farmland misuse have further exacerbated soil degradation. Therefore, understanding how farmers in diverse agro climatic zones perceive and respond to different SSM practices is important to the sustainable agricultural development in developing countries.
The University of Tokyo is such a great school that provides us with many opportunities including diverse courses, academic seminars and discussion forums. Also, I am really appreciate help from my supervisor and friends in here. My experiences in school not only broaden our vision, but also change my way of thinking. Changing our thinking pattern and minds is hard, but it’s important within growing divisions of the academic disciplines and society.
It’s a great honor for me to receive this scholarship which significantly lighten my financial burden. Thanks for this scholarship sincerely.
I’m a master student majors in physics and my research area is data analysis. Generally speaking, what I do is to use deep learning and machine learning to improve the sensitivity in neutrino mass hierarchy analysis.
As is known to all, the mass of neutrino is one thing that goes beyond standard model of particle physics which will reveal a more fantastic law than standard model. While we can not tell whether it is normal hierarchy or invert hierarchy because of the limitation of data volumes and sensitivity of analysis. I desire to make some progress in this area and extend human’s knowledge horizon in awesome subject which contain both macro and micro secretes.
Last but not least, Tokyo is a brilliant place with excellent people and dazzling landscape. Also, I’ve got a lot of help from my supervisor, lecture, classmates and friends in Tokyo. I can’t adopt to the life in Tokyo smoothly without their help. I’ve kept thousands of unforgettable experiences here. Wherever I will be in the future, I will deeply appreciate the splendid life in the University of Tokyo.
I felt extremely honored and excited to be able to receive the scholarship from the Support Fund for International Students, which reduced my financial burden greatly. With a better financial situation, I am able to focus more on my study and research.
Study at the University of Tokyo was definitely one of the best choices I've made in my life. With the interest of the culture of Japan, I came to study here after my graduation from university in China, becoming a first-year's master student in the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. Currently, my research topic is to use knowledge graph to improve the performance of Question Answering task. i really appreciate that we have choices to choose whatever interests us to research. I would like to cherish this opportunity to challenge myself and to make more progress.
Once again, thank you for the scholarship from the Support Fund for International Students. I am committed to my education, and one step closer to my dream.