The followings are examples of weekly schedule for each year. Actual day and time of the seminar meetings will be examined and decided based on the class calendars in the beginning of each semester.
About each seminar
In this seminar, B4 students learn how to search, read and write research paper. Based on own interested research topic, they read literature on previous studies and summarize them. Through this seminar, they learn one of fundamental skills for their own thesis researches.
2nd semester－Undergraduate Thesis Research
Firstly each student searches for and choose own research topic. Then every week B4 students summarize their research progress in the latest week and discuss with professor to complete their theses.
M1 seminar ：
This seminar is for M1 class "RINKO" which All M1 student have to take. Each of M1 student reads research paper of their own interest deeply, introduces and discusses with other students as well as professor in this seminar. In the last phase of this semester (in the 2nd semester), M1 students also start discussions for their master thesis research projects.
M2 seminar ：
This seminar is for M2 students working on master thesis research projects. Each of M2 students summarizes own research progress in the last week and discusses with professor every week toward completion of their theses.
Doctorate student seminar ：
Each doctorate student has individual meetings with professors on their research projects. The meetings are weekly-basis, but depends on research progress.
Team seminar ：
In our lab, every member was required to participate in one or more teams which work on team research projects. Examples of past teams include: Affective Management team, Creation team, Design team, Robot team ect. Team seminars are meetings of these teams conducted independently led by their team leaders. Through these team research projects, we can learn various methods such as analysis or how to make a questionnaires, which may help our own thesis research projects.
Reading seminar ：
We choose one English book every semester, and read it all together. In the beginning of each semester, lab members bring interesting books, and we choose the one we will read in the semester. In a meeting with all lab members every week, one or a few members lead discussions on the chapter of the week. In recent years, we have read books such as "Honest Signals" by Alex Pentland or "From Workplace to Playspace" by Pamela Meyer.
The major purpose of all-lab meeting is to share what's going on in various activities in out lab, including thesis research projects of individual members, and provide constructive feedbacks and suggestions. All member attend this meeting every week. The topics may vary each week, including B4, M2, and Doctorate students talking on their research, International Day, and workshop conducted by some members.
The following is rough idea of yearly schedule of undergraduate (B4) and master (M1 and M2) students. Actual schedule may vary depending on research plans and the semester each student join the lab.