Why Choose MMDS ?
Center for Mathematical Modeling and Data Science

The Center for Mathematical and Data Science Education and Research (MMDS) at Osaka University
Leader in the fields of
mathematical modeling and
data science.


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MMDS: Pioneer in
Mathematical Modeling and Data Science

MMDS was founded in 2015.
It was originally established as the Center for the Study of Finance and Insurance in 2006.
Since its beginning, MMDS has been a leader in the fields of mathematical modeling and data science. MMDS has established pioneering educational systems, fostered talented individuals, and conducted cutting-edge research.

In today's increasingly complex and diverse world, there is a need for talented individuals who help solve various problems in society with advanced and precise knowledge of mathematics, data science, and AI.

MMDS leverages its achievements and systems to build new educational systems and create a virtuous cycle with industry.

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Well-established and sophisticated educational programs
Only MMDS can provide such a rich learning experience!

MMDS continuously refines its unique system to train first-class data scientists.
By continuously updating its educational system, students gain knowledge and skills that they can use now and incorporate in the future.
MMDS provides venues of learning where students systematically learn about finance and insurance, mathematical modeling, and data science within the university as well as outside the university and in industry.

Q.1 What do students learn?
Q.2 For example, what are students able to do?
In undergraduate education: More than 70 courses offered, with 4,500 students enrolled annually.
MMDS offers diverse learning opportunities!
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An interdisciplinary education system that transcends the boundaries of disciplines
Interdisciplinary courses and courses integrating arts and sciences are offered at MMSD. Many students majoring in arts take our courses.

MMDS has a rich pool of researchers from diverse fields relevant to mathematical modeling and data science. This not only provides an outstanding education in the financial and insurance fields, which were the target fields of MMDS's predecessor organization, but also offers an interdisciplinary educational framework that transcends the boundaries of disciplines across arts and sciences, including natural science, engineering, social science, human science, economics, life science, and medicine.

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MMDS's research capabilities:
Rich pool of researchers in the fields of mathematical modeling and data science!
Beside basic and applied interdisciplinary research, we work to develop new research areas.

In addition to teaching, MMDS members engage in cutting-edge research in their respective fields of expertise. Through a wide range of research fields and approaches in mathematical modeling and data science, MMDS has an unparalleled pool of researchers. Using the perspective of mathematical modeling and data science, multiple research fields can be connected, delivering various interdisciplinary research projects that contribute to the real world.

MMDS is known for its fundamental research at the international level.
We advance research in various fields and topics
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Co-creation with industry and society
We promote industry-academia co-creation with various industries: Medical, pharmaceutical, insurance, infrastructure, and logistics industries, local government, research institutes.

MMDS provides educational opportunities and takes the initiative to establish consortia and corporations, as well as organize study sessions, seminars, and multiple educational programs. As a core organization in the fields of mathematical modeling and data science in Japan, we not only connect with industry and society, but also realize truly effective collaborations.

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Virtuous circulation of talented individuals between universities, industry, and society
We have numerous contacts in industry and the business world

In addition to our ties with industry for education and research, we are also working to create a virtuous cycle in human capacity building. Through study groups and internship programs, MMDS nurtures and sends talent from the university to industry. Conversely, we accept students and invite their mentors from industry to the university, realizing a mutually beneficial circulation of talent by fostering excellent mathematical experts and contributing to industrial development in Japan.

Various initiatives to create a productive cycle between academia and industry
  • Interactive matching between students and industry
  • Workshops to promote interactions between researchers involved in academic finance and insurance and researchers in the business world
  • Study groups
  • Public lectures and study sessions
Interview Let's explore what makes MMDS excellent!
Interviews with MMDS members
Interview 01
Interview 01
Takashi NAKAZAWA
Associate Professor
Center for Mathematical Modeling and Data Science,
Osaka University
Interview 02
Interview 02
Wataru TAKANO
Specially Appointed Professor
Center for Mathematical Modeling and Data Science,
Osaka University
Interview 03
Interview 03
Shigeo MATSUBARA
Specially Appointed Professor
Center for Mathematical Modeling and Data Science,
Osaka University