PhD Candidate at Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

Data Science Consultant for GFDRR, The World Bank

(from Sep '21) Postdoc Associate at MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group

Advisors: Dr. Satish V. Ukkusuri and Dr. Seungyoon Lee
HAMP G133, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

Email:, Phone: +1-773-383-3510

Short Bio:
I am a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, advised by Dr. Satish V. Ukkusuri and Dr. Seungyoon Lee. Prior to joining Purdue, I obtained my Masters and Bachelor Degrees from the University of Tokyo, advised by Dr. Yoshihide Sekimoto.

I will be joining the MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group (Prof. Alex 'Sandy' Pentland & Prof. Esteban Moro) as a Postdoc Associate from September 2021!

I am currently a Data Science Consultant for the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and 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.   

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] 2021.04.15 "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

  • [Paper] 2020.05.15 Our paper "Unsupervised Translation via Hierarchical Anchoring: Functional Mapping of Places across Cities" was accepted at ACM KDD 2020.

  • [Others] 2020.05.15 I have started working as a Data Science Consultant for The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.

  • [Paper] 2020.02.14 "Understanding Post-Disaster Population Recovery Patterns" is now published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 

  • [Paper] 2020.02.12 "Effects of income inequality on evacuation, reentry and segregation after disasters" is now published in Transportation Research Part D

  • [Presentation] 2020.01.13 I gave 2 presentations at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C

  • [Award] [Presentation] 2019.12.10 I gave a presentation at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., and was selected as the EISG Merit Award Finalist. 

  • [Workshop] 2019.11.05 We organized the PredictGIS 2019 workshop in ACM SIGSPATIAL 2019, in Chicago, IL. Here is the program!

  • [Award] [Paper] 2019.11.06 Our paper "City2City: Translating Place Representations Across Cities" was accepted in ACM SIGSPATIAL 2019. I also received the Student Travel Award.

  • [Paper] 2019.11.01 Our paper "Mobile phone data reveals the importance of pre-disaster inter-city social ties for recovery after Hurricane Maria" is now published in Applied Network Science

  • [Presentation] 2019.08.07 I gave a poster presentation in ACM KDD 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. 

  • [Presentation] 2019.07.17 I gave a presentation in the plenary session at Natural Hazards Workshop in Boulder, CO. 

  • [Award] 2019.07.10 We received 2nd prize in the poster competition at Netmob 2019

  • [Paper] 2019.04.28 Our paper "Predicting Evacuation Decisions using Representations of Individuals' Pre-Disaster Web Search Behavior" was accepted at ACM KDD 2019 .