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Key research interests

  • Social networks, social interactions and travel behavior: social interaction patterns, joint activity scheduling mechanisms, use of new technologies to measure interaction patterns
  • Effect of new technologies on cities : sharing economy, autonomous vehicles and their mid- to long-term impact on travel behavior and cities
  • Built environment effects on travel behavior: walkable cities, reduction of car-dependency, residential self-selection effects, causal relation between built environment and travel
  • Evacuation behavior during natural disasters : key factors promoting prompt evacuation, effect of seawalls on evacuation departure from tsunami
  • Travel behavior changes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Work experience

  • Lecturer (April 2020- present) The University of Tokyo, Department of Urban Engineering, Urban Transportation Research Unit.
  • Assistant Professor (April 2015-March 2020) The University of Tokyo, Department of Urban Engineering, Urban Transportation Research Unit.
  • Visiting Lecturer (February 2019 – May 2019) ETH Zurich, Institute for Transport Planning and Systems.
  • Research Associate (Oct. 2014-March 2015) The University of Tokyo, Department of Civil Engineering, Behavior in Networks Studies Unit.

Education

  • Ph.D. The University of Tokyo (Urban Engineering) 2014
  • M.Sc. The University of Tokyo (Urban Engineering) 2011
  • B.A. Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña (Architecture) 2006
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