Hi! 👋 I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the College of Computer Studies at De La Salle University, and co-directs the Center for Complexity and Emerging Technologies (COMET). My research focuses on the integration of human-computer interaction and complex systems research in developing civic media and technologies that promotes prosocial behavior. I develop human-centered and interactive technologies that are designed to improve one's personal productivity and well-being, and to assess and manage urban mobility, transportation services, and disaster preparedness and response. At the same time, I investigate the underlying and complex dynamics of sociotechnical systems (e.g. crowds, social networks), especially with the introduction of technological solutions. Currently, I'm focused on rethinking navigation applications as a civic technology that encourages drivers to follow unselfish routes, which could help them develop sustainable mobility patterns.
I earned my doctorate degree in systems information science from Future University Hakodate in Japan, and M.S. and B.S. in computer science from De La Salle University. I was a Japanese Government (MEXT) scholar under the supervision of Prof. Yasuyuki Sumi in the Interaction Media Lab. Lastly, I am a Heidelberg Laureate Forum Young Researcher in 2020 and a recipient of the VizRisk 2019 Challenge Grand Prize and Best Interaction Design Award from the World Bank and Mapbox. For more detailed information, please see the full-text versions of my publications and my latest curriculum vitae. If you are interested to collaborate, please contact me via email.