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In a word: No. That being said, information science itself is a young discipline, so some explanation is required.
The dizzying progress of computer hardware in recent years is closely related to mathematics.
Since processing speeds increase by up to a factor of 10 every few years, the mathematical problems that cannot be computed at today’s processing speeds may be ready for simulation on tomorrow’s computers.
In addition, wavelets, which are used to view images online, are one of the many products of recent mathematical research.
Similarly, the increasingly effective of kana-kanji conversion (changing words in hiragana into Chinese characters) is due to our mathematical understanding of natural language.
In this way, computers are used to theoretically process fascinating problems in real time right before our eyes.
For this reason, many graduates end up in computer-related careers.
This is why the Graduate School offers a year-long lecture entitled “Introduction to Computational Mathematics and Computer Science.”
Every year, the Graduate School partners with several private-sector companies (e.g., Hitachi in 2003) to hold a series of lectures taught by engineers working on the front lines.
The aim is to teach students what happens in the real world and provide them with practical computing skills.
This is why we use the term mathematical sciences to refer to mathematics in its truest form.
The word “tagen” used in the Japanese name of the Graduate School, refers to the diversity of sources of mathematics and the many fields in which mathematics can be applied.
It is rooted in the idea that there is no single origin of mathematics. |