M&D Data Science Center
Medical and dental research and medical care are entering a new phase in terms of the as part of digitalization and globalization. This particularly applies to biomedical research, in which vast amounts of data can now be obtained in genome information analysis and one-cell analysis, and the possibility of creating new solutions through integrated analysis of this information is increasing. In the medical field, the advanced concept of a smart hospital is becoming a reality, with integrated analysis of vast amounts of medical information and its application in medical treatment, as well as the construction of networks within hospitals and with outside institutions. In addition to spatial expansions such as telemedicine using ICT technology and global public health, temporal expansions are also taking place in areas such as preventive medicine and preemptive medicine.
In response to this situation, the M&D Data Science Center was established in April 2020 as a model case for spearheading new medical and dental research, medical care, and education at the University in the Society 5.0 era from the perspective of data science.
We have previously carried out research and collaboration based on and driven by data science through the promotion of collaborative research within the University and the provision of services using SHIROKANE, a supercomputer installed at the Institute of Medical Science of the University of Tokyo, and SHIRAUME, a storage server running at the University.
In addition, the Center is playing an important role in building a platform for the accumulation and provision of comprehensive, high-quality medical data owned by the University. We are also promoting education in data science and AI for all undergraduate students and upgrading data science education in graduate schools.
The M&D Data Science Center is a university-wide organization under the direct control of the President and consists of 8 divisions containing 5 core departments and 10 cooperative departments: Division of AI and Big Data Research, Division of Bio-Multidimensional Information Research, Division of Health Intelligence, Division of Data Science Algorithm Design and Analysis, Division of Medical Statistics and Mathematical Sciences Research, Division of Data Science and ELSI Research, Division of Smart Hospital, and Division of Data Science Strategy Development.
5th Fl., Building 22, Surugadai Campus, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 2-3-10 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062 Japan