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CONTACT
Department of Human and Social Systems, Advanced Mobility Research Center (ITS Center),
Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Cw504, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8505 JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-5452-6098, ext.58171, Fax: +81-3-5452-6420
Email: wadaken [at] iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Irvine
4000 Anteater Instruction and Research Bldg, Irvine, CA 92697-3600
Email: kentarow [at] uci.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Traffic management and control, Transportation network equilibrium, Traffic flow, Intelligent transportation systems

POSITIONS

  • 1 Apr., 2014 - Present: Assistant Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo.
       Traffic Engineering Laboratory (Oguchi Lab.)
  • 20 Jan., 2017 - : Visiting Assistant Research Scholar, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Irvine.
       (Host Researcher: Prof. Wenlong Jin)
  • 24 Sep., 2015 - 26 Oct., 2015: Visiting Fellow, School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology.
       Smart Transport Research Centre (Host Researcher: Prof. Edward Chung)
  • 1 Apr., 2013 - 31 Mar., 2014: Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University.
       International and Intermodal Transportation Laboratory (Kuwahara Lab.)
  • 1 Apr., 2011 - 31 Mar., 2013: Research Fellow (DC2), The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • GRANTS(PI ONLY) & AWARDS

  • Overseas Scholarship, The Kajima Foundation, FY2015.
  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Grant Number: 16K18163, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, FY2016–FY2018.
  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Grant Number: 26820207, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, FY2014–FY2015.
  • Kometani Sasaki Prize (Outstanding PhD Thesis Award), Institute of Systems Science Research, 2013.
  • Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, Grant Number: 11J07829, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, FY2011–FY2012.
  • EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Information Science. March 2013, Tohoku Univeristy.
       Thesis: Distributed and dynamic traffic congestion controls without requiring demand forecasting: Tradable network permits and its implementation mechanisms
       Supervisor: Prof. Takashi Akamatsu
  • Master of Information Science. March 2010, Tohoku Univeristy.
       Thesis: Auction mechanisms for implementing tradable network permit markets (in Japanese)
  • Bachelor of Engineering. March 2008, Tohoku Univeristy.
       Thesis: Informationally efficient mechanisms for mitigating both queuing congestion and flow congestion (in Japanese)