Tohoku University. Research Profiles


Optimizing everything / Optimal Society



Aiming at developing practical quantum optimization technology known as quantum annealing, we are working on exploring basic technologies that can overcome the limitations and applications in collaboration with multiple companies. The advantage of the method is that it can be used simply by formulating a cost function that draws the goal to be optimized once, but we are not limited to the original method. We extend it by considering a much easier problem, sequential optimization by learning, black box optimization, etc.. In particular, it is being applied to automated driving, logistics in factories, and evacuation guidance during disasters.

Targeted Application(s)/Industry

Applications to route search problems such as automatic driving of various vehicles, evacuation route guidance at the time of disaster, process scheduling and a large number of combination problems. We can provide a solution to combinatorial optimization in each industry. (Transportation / distribution, manufacturing, materials, drug discovery, etc.)


Graduate School of Information Sciences, Applied Information Sciences, Information and Applied Technology, Physical Fluctuomatics

OHZEKI Masayuki , Professor
Doctor of Science


Related Information

Control of automated guided vehicles without collision by quantum annealer and digital devices
Masayuki Ohzeki, Akira Miki, Masamichi J. Miyama, Masayoshi Terabe
Front. Comput. Sci., 19 (2019)

Item Listing Optimization for E-Commerce Websites Based on Diversity
Naoki Nishimura, Kotaro Tanahashi, Koji Suganuma, Masamichi J. Miyama and Masayuki Ohzeki
Front. Comput. Sci., 16 (2019)