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- June 2014 - present
Project Associate Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
- Apr 2010 - present
Visiting Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology
Visiting Associate Professor, Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nations University
- Apr 2010 - May 2014
Project Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
- Feb/2008 - Jul/2009
Visiting Scholar of Center for Geographic Analysis and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University.
- Apr/2007 - Mar/2010
Research Fellow of Environment
and Sustainable Development Programme, United Nations University;
of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, sponsored by Japan Society of the Promotion of Science.
Investigating the impact of climate and land-use change on water resource management in the Mekong River. Co-supervised graduate dissertations in Univ. of Tokyo, and Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, as an external expert from the United Nations University.
- Apr/2003 - Mar/2007
Adjunct Associate Professor (Apr/2006-Mar/2007) and Fellow(Apr/2003-Mar/2006) in Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, Yokohama.
Participated in a large government-sponsored study of ecological management
(The 21st century center of excellence program: Environmental Risk management for Bio/Eco-systems in East Asia), which is what introduced me to the topic of mountain forest and urban environmental analysis. This project entailed a wide variety of map design and creation to support data collection and analysis in both rural mountain and urban areas, and organizing the multivariate data collected and analyzed into easy to understand formats for the general public and government agencies.
Ph. D and M. S. (major: Environmental Management), Yokohama National University.
Managed numerous large-scale GIS projects for urban disaster preparedness and response, particularly for earthquakes and landslides in urban areas in Japan. All of my graduate study regarding disaster management was conducted with prefectural and municipal governments, private businesses, and extended beyond academia to include many private and public stakeholders.
B. S. (major: Architecture and Planning), Yokohama
Played in national windsurfing competition (Co-captain, Varsity windsurfing team); Obtained second-class snowboarder certificated by Japan Snowboarding Association.
GIS PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
May/1999 - Oct/1999
GIS Application Training, Geographic
Planning Collaborative, Inc., California
Learned analytical methodologies and GIS project management staying with
Mr. Mark Sorensen’s house. Participated at the Solton sea database program
at the Redlands Institute.
May/1998 - Dec/1998
GIS Technical Training, Esri,
Learned GIS theory and technologies under the supervision by Mr. Paul Yoshitomi
and Ms. Fumi Klemski. Participated in system develop project using MapObject
technologies. Obtained 18 certification for ESRI GIS products.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS