Joined Hitachi’s Center for Technology Innovation – Social Systems Engineering in 2019, and engaged in research and development on smart cities.
He has been working with Hitachi since April 1997. He has been engaged in research and development in the areas such as critical infrastructure protection, service design for infrastructures and utilities including transportations, energy, and financial sectors, and smart cities. Doctor of Engineering in 2003 (Cryptography).
In 2016, she completed her doctor course study at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Doctor of Environmental Studies. After a Research Fellowship for Young Scientists of JSPS, she was an Assistant Professor at Tokushima University (2017-20). She was appointed to her present position in April 2020. Her specialities are participatory design and participatory sensing.
Dr. Atsushi DEGUCHI specializes in the academic field of urban design and planning. He received a Doctor of Engineering Degree from UTokyo in 1990. He was awarded as Grand Prix in the IFHP International Student Competition in 1987. He has promoted lots of frontier research and education projects on urban design and planning issues such as the building control of high-density urban environment and sustainable urban design at Kyushu University (1993-2011) and UTokyo (2011-present). He is a director of Hitachi and UTokyo Joint Research for realization of “Society 5.0”.
He is an active practitioner as well, and has lots of pragmatic experiences as an urban designer and a master planner, and is well-known as a master planner in the new campus plan of Kyushu University and Island City Project in Fukuoka City. He has been awarded as Ishikawa Prize by City Planning Institute of Japan in 2015 and 2016. Since 2011, he has had initiative to conduct the Kashiwanoha Campus Town and Smart City Project as President of Urban Design Center, Kashiwanoha (UDCK), which achievements has been highly evaluated and awarded as Good Design Award 2013 and Green City Award in 2015.