International Supervisors

Prof Ryosuke Shibasaki

Prof.Dr. Shibasaki’s research interest covers mobile big data analysis for development, satellite/aerial imagery and sensor data analysis including automated mapping with deep learning, human behavior understanding and modeling and data assimilation of discrete moving objects.

He has published around 280 academic journal papers and 900 proceeding papers. He is also promoting use of personal information under the control of individuals. "Information bank" is a concept proposed by him ( .

He is a former President of Asian GIS Association, a former President of the GIS Association of Japan. He also served as a board member of Infrastructure Implementation Board of GEO (Group of Earth Observations), a steering committee member of World Data System of ICSU (International Council for Science). Now, He works as a committee member on space policy of Cabinet Office of Japan, with the expertise of geospatial information technology and application development leveraged by space technology.

Dr. Ryosuke Shibasaki obtained a Ph.D. in remote sensing/GIS from the University of Tokyo in 1986. His working experiences include Research engineer at Public Works Research Institute, Ministry of Construction, Japan (1982-1988), Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering (1988-1991) and the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo (1991-98), Professor at the Center for Spatial Information Science (1998-present. Director 2005-2010), the University of Tokyo.