Our vision is to conduct theoretical and practical researches on design methodologies for system-on-chip (SoC), embedded systems and cyber-physical systems. Our current research focuses are on, but not limited to:
  • Manycore embedded systems and systems-on-chip
    • Task scheduling and mapping
    • Design space exploration
    • OpenCL
  • Hardware accelerators
    • High-level synthesis
    • Approximate computing circuits
  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet-of-Things (IoT)
    • Energy modeling and optimization for quadcopters
    • IoT for elder-care services

Location and Access

Our laboratory is located in Rohm Plaza Building, Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC), Ritsumeikan University.

Application Information for Foreign Students

We welcome foreign students who want to pursue a master or Ph.D. degree. Ritsumeikan University offers two degree programs:
  • Degree program offered in Japanese (admission in April)
  • Degree program offered in English (admission in September)
First, please visit here for detailed information on the degree programs. Then, send me (Hiroyuki Tomiyama) an email with your CV attached. In addition, a recommendation letter from your current or former supervisor is preferred.


Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
1-1-1 Noji-Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan