System-Level Design Methodology Laboratory
(Tomiyama-Kong Laboratory)


Our vision is to conduct theoretical and practical researches on design methodologies for embedded and cyber-physical systems. Our current research focuses are on, but not limited to:

    • Design automation and optimization

      • Task scheduling

      • High-level synthesis

      • Approximate computing

      • Hardware security

      • Biochip synthesis

      • Delivery drone routing

    • Image processing

      • Security camera systems

      • Autonomous UAV flight

      • Behavior analysis for sports

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.


Hiroyuki Tomiyama

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University

1-1-1 Noji-Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan