The Social Computing Laboratory, NAIST, was established in September 2015 to pursue cutting-edge research activities. Positioned under the umbrella of the Graduate School of Information Science, our laboratory is engaged in interdisciplinary research and education in a new scientific arena.


The mission of the Social Computing Laboratory is to explore a new interdisciplinary branch of informatics that is both practical and theoretical. Its research interests relate to healthcare and other real-life challenges, as well as to the application of natural language processing (NLP) and other information retrieval techniques. Our approaches are:
Interdisciplinary and practical: we address practical problems in collaboration with experts from a wide range of fields, including informatics, medicine, biology, linguistics, psychology, and sociology.
Theoretical: in addition to practical informatics applications, scientific rigor is our major interest.

Come and See!

The NAIST offers a “Come and See Anytime You Like” program for individuals who would like to visit laboratories and facilities they are interested in.
Those who wish to do so are invited to visit the program’s dedicated website.