Teaching

Teaching

Needless to say, the fundamental of teaching in universities is class. However, the arrangement of its environments is no more important than it. Particularly, Naoyuki OKADA made efforts to arrange curricula of undergraduate and graduate courses, supply full facilities of computing systems, and promote sister universities agreement. Those activities are given along the universities to which he belonged:

Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1989−2003
     Oita University, 1976−1989
     University of Kyushu, 1966−1976
     Others
 At the end of this page are shown related publications.

Kyushu Institute of Technology

・ Visit of University of Lille-3 in France towards agreement of sister universities,2002

・ Holding a research convention of teaching for higher information processing with Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports (MESCS), 1998
     * He offered a place of presentations, discussions and information-exchanges about teaching of higher information processing to several hundreds of teachers and researchers of technical colleges, junior colleges, universities, and graduate schools all over Japan, doing great services in charge of chair of the steering committee of the convention.

・ Leadership of supporting the education of information processing at Information Science Center (ISC), 1997−2003
     * ISC offers core facilities in higher education of information processing at Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT). He contributed greatly to improve its financial infrastructure, expand the network highways both inside KIT and down/up from/to its outside, and manage the serious problems of illegal accesses or information security, attending meetings many times in KIT and negotiating with the headquarters of academic network highways, or the Research Information Center of Japan and MESCS

・ Visit of University of Regina in Canada towards agreement of sister universities, 1995

・ Visit of Chun-jyu University in Korea towards agreement of sister universities, 1995

・ Visit of Simon Fraser University in Canada towards agreement of sister universities, 1994

・ The professor in charge of Advanced Language and Data Engineering at the Graduate School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, 1993−2003

・ The professor in charge of Advanced Pattern Recognition at the Graduate School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, 1991−2000

・ Arrangement of a curriculum of the Graduate School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, 1990−1992
     * It was unprecedented in Japan in those days to arrange a special curriculum of information processing coherent from faculty to graduate school. He directed a committee to study it, and had heated discussions with the members many times. The committee completed at last a special model of curricula for higher education in the area of computer science and systems engineering which leads a faculty with five departments to the graduate school with two courses.

・ The professor in charge of the lecture of Language and Data Engineering at the Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, 1989−2003

・ The professor in charge of the lecture of Pattern Recognition at the Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, 1989−2000

・ Director: Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence, 1989-2003
     * In addition to several undergraduates, he supervised several postgraduates every year, and sent many specialists of information processing off to the industrial world.

・ Setting up the Department of Artificial Intelligence and adjusting its curriculum, 1989−1991
     * The first faculty of computer science with five departments in Japan was established at KIT with great expectations. But neither the staff nor the curriculum was yet fulfilled when he joined the Department of Artificial Intelligence. He devoted himself to improve the curriculum.

Oita University

・ Investigation and planning of the organization and curriculum towards a new department of computer science,1986−1988
     * He took the initiative in discussing a new department with advanced organization and curriculum oriented for “intelligent information processing”, and improved the current Department of Information Science and Systems Engineering step by step based on the fruits of those discussions.

・ Foundation of the Computer Center of Oita University and putting its system to practical use, 1978−1983
     * For elevating a “Data Station” or remote terminal of the Large-Scale Computer Center of the University of Kyushu to the own Computer Center of Oita University, he negotiated not only with the related committees or people in Oita University but also with MESCS. The Center was eventually established, servicing not only ordinary processing for research but also administrative one for the entrance examination, which was a heavy load of the university in those days.

・ The professor in charge of the lecture of the Advanced Information Processing at the Graduate School of Engineering, 1979−1988

・ The professor (associate professor partly) in charge of several lectures, e.g. Information Processing and Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Engineering, 1976−1988

・ Improvement of the curriculum oriented for information science, 1976−1979

・ Setting up the computer system for education of information processing, 1976−1977
     * He joined the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering which had just started, managing a series of hard processes: to assemble the hardware system, the parts of which are on the floor remaining unpacked, to construct the software system for exercises of programming, and to offer it to practical use.

・ Director: Laboratory of Information Science and Technology, 1976−1989
     * He guided graduation theses of several undergraduates every year. Further he supervised several postgraduates every year since 1988, and trained many specialists of information processing for the industrial world.

University of Kyushu

・ Support of graduation theses on information processing or artificial intelligence at the Faculty or the Graduate School of Engineering, 1966−976
     * He worked hard for students as well as for himself at the Information Processing Laboratory directed by Professor Tuneo TAMATI who is one of the pioneers in the field of machine translation in Japan.

Others

・ Systematization of science of knowledge and establishment of its curriculum, 1993−1995
     * The Research and Liaison Committee of Information Science and Engineering, the Council of Science had a consultation with its working group (WG) about the systematization of science of knowledge and arrangement of its curriculum. The WG was composed of twenty seven experts in this field, and had detailed investigations and heated discussions for two years, partially referring to the educational model of KIT mentioned above. It achieved an excellent report on the system of science of knowledge with four models and the higher curriculum coherent from faculty to graduate school. He performed great services for leading the whole WG in charge of chair.

・ Spread of the curriculum of science of knowledge, 1993−1994
     * He tried greatly to spread the curriculum reported by the above-mentioned WG, introducing it at the meetings, e.g. annual convention of the council of the departments of information science and engineering, or symposium for citizens or people of enterprise.

Publications

The followings are some publications concerning the above-mentioned activities:

・ Final lecture: Towards Construction of Integrated Intelligent Agents (ppt 1.4MB) (in Japanese)
     KIT, March 2003

・ Editor of proceedings: Research Convention of Education of Information Processing
     KIT and MESCS, Oct. 1998

・ Editor of report: The System and Curriculum of Science of Knowledge
     The report of the Working Group of the Research and Liaison Committee of Information Science and Engineering, the Council of Science, Jan. 1995
     (N. Okada, K.Hori, K.Maginu, et al.)

・ Authors of notes: Outline of Natural Language Processing
        I. Let us survey the current states and history
        II. Let us think of the grammar for machine
        III. Let us analyze sentences
        IV. Let us generate sentences
        V. Let us make grammar and dictionary
     Journal of IPS(Information Processing Society),Vol.34, No.1−Vol.35, No.3, Nov.1994−Mar. 1995
     (Naoyuki Okada and Jun-ichi Nakamura)

・ Keynote Speech: Systematization of science of knowledge and its curriculum
     The Annual Convention of the Council of the Departments of Information Processing Oriented for Science and Engineering, Ohtsu, July 1994

・ Author of textbook: Introduction to Natural Language Processing
     Kyoritu Shuppan,May 1991

・ Translators of textbook: Computations from the English by R.Simmons
     Baifukan, April 1991
     (Yoneharu Fujita and Naoyuki Okada)

・ Consultant of textbook: Information Processing by Mamoru Kaneda
     Morikita Shuppan, Oct. 1990