Scientific Reading to begin on April 11, 2019 

 Class List of Spring Semester 2019

Scientific Reading will begin on April 11.
This is a class from Common Subjects for Graduate Courses. Any students in Graduate Courses can take it. Undergraduate students can also attend.
In the Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders, this class is included in English Courses that you are required to earn 4 or more credits.
The class will be conducted in English.

Theme & Objective

Make more space in your student life for science reading!
The focus this year will be “AI: methods, applications, and reliability”.

Science reading is about reading and understanding articles that target the general public. As students and researchers in science, we read to keep up to date with research findings and scientific breakthrough. In this class, you will read accessible science articles in English to understand a powerful field: Artificial Intelligence.

Message to Students

  1. Important: The classroom is seminar room 601 located at Science Building 1

  2. Graduate students from different faculties of Ocha-dai are welcome to join. You are encouraged to develop a collaborative and enjoyable course environment with other students. For smooth lectures, please bring your notebook PC with a connection to ocha network.

Lecture Outline

Scientific Reading [19S0116]
Number of Credit
GHOURABI, Fadoua (Project Lecturer of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience
Graduate Students
Undergraduate students can also attend.
Science Building 1, 6F, Common Library(R601), Study Commons Seminar Room
Date & Time
[1st Semester]
Thursday, Period 7-8 (15:00-16:30)
April 11, 18, 25
May 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6
Lecture Plan
This class is conducted from 2019.04.11 to 2019.06.06 as follows:
April 11, 18, 25
Understanding AI techniques
Machine learning: Trends, perspective, and prospects. Science (349). 2015
Common sense, the Turing test, and the quest for real AI. The MIT Press. 2018
May 9, 16
Cutting-edge applications
A primer on deep learning in genomics. Nature Genetics (51). 2019
Self-driving cars take the wheel. MIT Technology Review. 2019
May 23, 30
Reliability, limitations
Privacy in the age of medical big data. Nature Medicine (25). 2019
The Parable of Google Flu: Traps in Big Data Analysis. Science (343). 2015
June 06
Presentation: Imagine your future with AI
Out-of-class Learning
Students are expected to read a science article related to AI.
Science articles from various sources (Nature, Science, Scientific American, MIT review, ACM Communications, etc.)


Registration Period: Tue., April 9 through Mon., April 22
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.
*For undergraduate students, please contact Leading Graduate School Promotion Center.


Ochanomizu University Leading Graduate School Promotion Center
Tel: 03-5978-5775