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The Center for Computational Science

The Center for Computational Science

Researcher Yosuke Murase of the Discrete Event Simulation Research Team received the Excellence Award in the 18th DOCOMO Mobile Science Awards Social Science Category.

The DOCOMO Mobile Science Award aims to develop mobile communications in Japan and nurture young researchers.

Various social phenomena emerge from people’s activities, and if we can describe these phenomena based on the activities of individuals, we will be much closer to understanding phenomena and solving problems. Researcher Murase discovered a new equilibrium solution through his research on game theory, which deals with the relationship of trust that underlies social relationships, as well as the construction of a theoretical model of social networks based on communication records of mobile phones and SNSs on a national scale. This was highly acclaimed and received the award.

Photo: Researcher Murase giving a speech at the award ceremony
Researcher Murase giving a speech at the award ceremony Photo courtesy of NPO Mobile Communication Fund
[Reason for award]
In today’s society, where opinions are becoming sharper and society is becoming more fragmented, fusion research based on theory and empirical evidence from a different perspective will provide useful knowledge on the creation, maintenance, and management of group diversity. It can be evaluated as a tool that not only provides information, but also enhances the potential of supercomputer applications in sociological research.

[Researcher Murase’s comment]
I have been conducting theoretical analysis using mathematical models for social scientific issues such as the division of human relationship networks and social dilemmas. We are very pleased that our model construction and computational science research methods based on huge amounts of data have been highly evaluated. In the future, I would like to further explore the possibilities of applying supercomputers to sociological problems.
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