On behalf of the Sekimoto lab (http://sekilab.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/human-centered-urban-informatics/), the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, this challenge is managed by the following five people.

If you have any questions regarding this challenge, please contact this e-mail address (bdc2018@iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp).


Hiroya Maeda, Collaborative Researcher, Sekimoto Lab, The University of Tokyo
Hiroya Maeda is a Collaborative Researcher of Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. His current research topic is about road damage detection using image processing. He is a Researcher of Mitsubishi Research Institute.


Yoshihide Sekimoto, Associate Professor, Dr.Eng., Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Yoshihide Sekimoto is an Associate professor of Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. He is burning enthusiasm to resolve social problems that become complicated by advanced spatial information processing. His study covers a wide range of topics, including prediction of mass people movement, urban planning support by fusion of various urban data and construction of distribution infrastructure for social infrastructure data.


Toshikazu Seto, Project Lecturer, Ph.D., Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo
Toshikazu Seto, Ph.D. is a Project Lecturer of Center for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tokyo. His current research in GIScience focuses on participatory GIS, volunteered geographic information (VGI) and Open Source GIS technologies. His substantive research in political science focuses on open data policy and the effects of engagement of civic tech communities.


Takehiro Kashiyama, Assistant Professor, Dr.Eng., Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Takehiro Kashiyama is an Assistant Professor of Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. He is interested in research about urban dynamics reproduction. His current research focus on creation of synthetic human mobility data in urban area and prediction of human behavior during a disaster.


Hiroshi Omata, Project Researcher, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Omata is a Project Researcher of Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. He has been working on software developments for more than a decade who is specialized in digital signal processing of audio, web based technology and engagement of civic technology communities. He is leading in the civic technology communities and open data communities in japan.