• Akiyuki Kawasaki

    Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
Research Fields

Kawasaki’s current research focuses on water-related disaster risk and poverty reduction in Asia through interdisciplinary applications of engineering and social science approaches. He is leading several interdisciplinary research projects in China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand in collaboration with experts in various fields such as economics, cultural anthropology, history, international relations and computer science using GIS as a collaborative platform.

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Before joining the University of Tokyo in 2010, he conducted research at Yokohama National University, United Nations University, Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, and Harvard University in the US. He is also an affiliating professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at the School of Engineering, the Digital Observatory Research Initiative, and the Global Environmental Data Commons at the University of Tokyo.

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