Postdoc Associate 
MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group

Data Science Consultant
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery, The World Bank

Phone: +1-773-383-3510

Short Bio:
I am a Postdoc Associate at the MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group, working on the intersection of urban resilience, computational social science, and big data analytics. I'm also a Data Science Consultant for the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery (GFDRR) and Transport Global Practice at The World Bank, working on big mobility data analytics for urban development, disaster risk management, and transportation modeling.   
I obtained my Ph.D. from Purdue University, advised by
Dr. Satish V. Ukkusuri and Dr. Seungyoon Lee. Prior to that, I obtained my Masters and Bachelor Degrees from the University of Tokyo, advised by Dr. Yoshihide Sekimoto.

My research interests including urban disaster resilience modeling, geospatial big data analytics and geospatial-AI, and using these techniques for urban policy applications.  
Apart from research, I love playing soccer (you can watch my screamer freekick here), enjoy cooking seafood dishes (my spécialité is acqua pazza), and eating ramen whenever I have the chance. 


  • [Paper] 2021.08.20 "Mobile Phone Location Data for Disasters: A Review from Natural Hazards and Epidemics" is now on arXiv!

  • [Paper] 2021.08.15 I will present "Location Data Reveals Disproportionate Disaster Impact Amongst the Poor during Puebla Earthquake" at the KDD Workshop on Data-Driven Humanitarian Mapping! You can find the paper here, and video here

  • [Paper] 2021.08.15 We will present "Mobilkit: A Python Toolkit for Urban Resilience and Disaster Risk Management Analytics using High Frequency Human Mobility Data" at the KDD Workshop on Data-Driven Humanitarian Mapping! You can find the paper here​, and the Github Repo here

  • [Award] 2021.07.29 Our paper "Cross-comparative analysis of evacuation behavior after earthquakes using mobile phone data" was one of the Top 10% Cited Papers in PLoS ONE

  • [Paper] 2021.04.15 "Resilience of Interdependent Urban Socio-Physical Systems using Large-Scale Mobility Data: Modeling Recovery Dynamics" (preprint) is on arXiv!

  • [Presentation] 2021.02.18 I gave an invited talk on our EPJ Data Science paper at the PlaceKey Research Seminar. YouTube recording here.  

  • [Paper] 2020.11.25 "Quantifying the Economic Impact of Disasters on Businesses using Human Mobility Data: a Bayesian Causal Inference Approach" is accepted in EPJ Data Science!

  • [Paper] 2020.11.07 "Regional Differences in Resilience of Social and Physical Systems" is accepted in Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science (Special Issue on Resilient Cities)! 

  • [Award] 2020.10.30 I received the STV Civil Engineering Graduate Research Endowment Award from the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. 

  • [Paper] 2020.10.22 Our paper on the analysis of human mobility patterns and social contacts in Japan during the COVID-19 epidemics using mobile phone data is published in Scientific Reports.

  • [Award] [Presentation] 2020.07.12 I gave a presentation at the Japan XR Science Forum 2020, and received the UJA Best Presenter Award