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
- 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
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.
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