Laboratory members (as of October 1, 2020)

Associate Professor Name: Makoto Chikaraishi
Nationality: Japan
Research Topic: Activity and travel behavior analysis, survey design, behavioral adaptation to urban climate risks, disparity issues in developing countries, etc.
Web of Science ResearcherID; Google Scholar Citations
For details, see Publications; Lectures; Projects
Assistant Professor Name: Varun Varghese
Nationality: India
Research topic: ICT use and travel behavior, application of advanced machine learning techniques for transport planning and management
Secretary Name: Misato Oku
Nationality:
Japan
Name: Megumi Kato
Nationality:
Japan
Doctoral student Name: Maya Safira
Enrollment: April 2018 (Oct. 2017 to Mar. 2018: Research student)
Nationality: Republic of Indonesia
Research Topic: Interactions between travel behavior and urban form in a smart city environment
Name: Nur Diana Safitri
Enrollment: October 2020
Nationality: Republic of Indonesia
Research Topic: The Impacts of Transport Network Disruptions on Travel Demand: A Case of July 2018 Heavy Rain Disaster in Hiroshima, Japan
Awards:
1. The Excellent Master Thesis Awards (the Second Place of Excellence)
2. EASTS 2021: Yasoshima Yoshinosuke Prize (Nur Diana Safitri, Makoto Chikaraishi: Impact of Transport Network Disruption on Travel Demand: A Case Study of July 2018 Heavy Rain Disaster, Japan)
Name: Sansano Rodelia Labitan
Enrollment: October 2020
Nationality: Republic of the Philippines
Research Topic: Transportation network performance for safe passenger access and egress to airports during disasters
Master student Name: Ali Faisal
Enrollment: October 2019
Nationality: Pakistan
Research Topic
: Exploring the option of shared houses as an alternative evacuation destination under pandemic situation: A case from Pakistan
Name: Takahiro Ota (大田 高滉)
Enrollment:
April 2020 –
Nationality:
Japan
Research Topic:
Travel behavior under pandemic situation
Name: Hulio Abdul Fattah
Enrollment: October 2020
Nationality: Pakistan
Research Topic: Flood prevention and management in rural areas of Sindh Province of Pakistan
Name: Ei Ei Tun
Enrollment: October 2020
Nationality
: Myanmar
Research Topic: Optimizing the location of green and open spaces for a better evacuation manamgement
Name: Alexander T. Maramara
Enrollment: October 2020
Nationality: Republic of the Philippines
Research topic: Integrating disaster risk reduction in infrastructural equipment management
Undergraduate student Name: Taisei Yoshioka (吉岡 大誠)
Enrollment: April 2020
Nationality: Japan
Research Topic: Voluntary Provision of Public Goods
Awards:
1. 第73回(令和3年度)土木学会中国支部研究発表会若手優秀発表者賞 
2. EASTS 2021: Best Paper Award for “Discovering interesting facts” (Taisei Yoshioka, Makoto Chikaraishi, Akimasa Fujiwara: Empirical Models of Consumer and Merchant Behavior in the Two-Sided Market of Local Currency)
Research student Name: Reem Al Olabi
Enrollment: April 2021
Nationality: Syrian Arab Republic
Research Topic: TBA
Name: Keishi Fujiwara
Enrollment: April 2021
Nationality: Japan
Research Topic: TBA

Former students/interns (as of October 1, 2020)

Master student Name: Yvonne R. Evasco
Enrollment:
October 2018 – September 2020
Nationality:
Republic of the Philippines
Research Topic:
Factors Influencing Compliance with Traffic Regulations
Master student Name: Santos Johan Rose Ayopila
Enrollment:
October 2018 – September 2020
Nationality:
Republic of the Philippines
Research Topic:
Risk and Impact of Sediment Hazard Disruption on a Road Network
Awards:
The Excellent Master Thesis Awards (the First Place of Excellence)
Publications:
1. Santos, J.R., Safitri, N.D., Safira, M., Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M. (2021) Road Network Vulnerability and City-level Characteristics: A Nationwide Comparative Analysis of Japanese Cities, Environment and Planning B:Urban Analytics and City Science (Accepted).
2. Santos, J.R., Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M., Uchida, T. (2021) An Integrated Framework for Risk and Impact Assessment of Sediment Hazard on a Road Network, Transportation Research Record.
Master student Name: Md. Moniruzzaman
Enrollment:
October 2018 – September 2020
Nationality:
Bangladesh
Research Topic:
In-vehicle Crowding and Price Setting for Public Transit: A Case of Dhaka MRT
Awards:
The Excellent Master Thesis Awards (the Third Place of Excellence)
Master student Name: Silvia Puspitasari
Enrollment:
October 2019 – September 2020
Nationality:
Indonesia
Research Topic: Exploring Heterogeneous Travel Behavior Responses to Congestion Pricing with PP-SP Survey Data: A Case from Japan
Master student Name: Nur Diana Safitri
Enrollment:
October 2018 September 2020
Nationality:
Republic of Indonesia
Research Topic:
The Impacts of Transport Network Disruptions on Travel Demand: A Case of July 2018 Heavy Rain Disaster in Hiroshima, Japan
Awards:
The Excellent Master Thesis Awards (the Second Place of Excellence)
Name: Takahiro Ota (大田 高滉)
Enrollment:
April 2019 – March 2020
Nationality:
Japan
Research Topic
: Model analysis on tour patterns of foreign tourists using Twitter data
Internship Name: Arpit Jain
Period: Novenber 2019 – December 2019
Nationality
: India
Research Topic
: Application of deep learning techniques for short term prediction of non-recurrent traffic congestion
Master student Name: April Ann Tigulo
Enrollment: October 2017 – September 2019
Nationality: Republic of the Philippines
Research Topic: Slum Relocation or In-Situ Slum Redevelopment: What are the Impacts of Displacement?
Awards: The Excellent Master Thesis Awards (the First Place of Excellence)
Publication: Tigulo, A.A., Varghese, V., Chikaraishi, M. (2019) Analysis of Life Satisfaction in Slum Rehabilitation Housing Projects: A Decision Tree Approach, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies.
Master student Name: Zusnita Meyrawati
Enrollment: October 2018 – September 2019
Nationality:
Republic of Indonesia
Research Topic: GIS-Based Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Approach for Site Selection of Cross-Docking Facility in a Retail Supply Chain
Awards: The Excellent Master Thesis Awards (the Second Place of Excellence)
Undergraduate student Name: Ryuki Watanabe (渡部 竜輝)
Period: April 2018 – March 2019
Nationality: Japan
Research Topic: Machine learning for short-term travel demand prediction
Publication: Chikaraishi, M., Garg, P., Varghese, V., Yoshizoe, K., Urata, J., Shiomi, Y., Watanabe, R. (2020) On the possibility of short-term traffic prediction during disaster with machine learning approaches: An exploratory analysis, Transport Policy (Accepted).