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Education

Ph.D. - California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
February 2007
Major in Civil Engineering, minor in Geophysics

M.S. - Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan March 2003
Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Architecture

B.S. - Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan March 2001
Faculty of Engineering, School of Architecture

Research Experience

Ph.D. Research in Engineering Seismology with Dr. Thomas H. Heaton
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA September 2003 - February 2007
Dissertation: Early Warning for Earthquakes with Large Rupture Dimension.

Master Research in Structural Engineering with Dr. Yoshiyuki Suzuki
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan April 2001 - March 2003
Dissertation: Modeling of Hysteretic Dynamic System and Evaluation of Seismic Performance for Wooden Frames. (in Japanese)

Bachelor Research in History of Architecture with Dr. Tsuneto Yamagishi
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan April 2000 - March 2001
Dissertation: "Management of Construction of Higashihonganji-temple in the Meiji Era"

Teaching Experience

Lecture Building Research Institute
Seismology and Tsunami courses, Earthquake Early Warning (2012 - present)

Lecture Tsukuba University
Management for environmental natural disaster prevention and mitigation (2012)

Lecture Kyoto University
Practical training, Practical Desktop Seismology (2010 - present)
Pocket Seminar, Seminar on Earthquake Prediction and Hazards (2007 - present)

Graduate Teaching Assistantship for CE/GE 181: Engineering Seismology
graduate course in Civil Engineering and Geophysics
California Institute of Technology Sep. 2004 - Dec. 2004

Graduate Teaching Assistantship for AM 35abc: Statics and Dynamics
undergraduate course in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Mechanics
California Institute of Technology Sep. 2003 - June 2004

Practical Training of Education for Mathematics
Meiwa High School, Nagoya, Japan June 2000

Awards

2015 Paper award of the Seismological Society Japan (Oct 5, 2016)
2015 Paper award of the Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering (May 17, 2016)
4th Kansai Square Award of Asahi Shimbun(April 19, 2012)
2011 Young researcher award of the Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering (May 27, 2011)

Professional Affiliations

Seismological Society of America, member
American Geophysical Union, member
Seismological Society of Japan, member
Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering, member
Architectural Institute of Japan, member
The Committee of Earthquake Observation and Research in the Kansai Area, member

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