Department of Policy and Planning Sciences, Graduate School of University of Tsukuba

KITO Tomomi

KITO Tomomi

Position Assistant Professor
Room 3F1211 (3614)
Principal affiliation Division of Policy and Planning Sciences
Other affiliations College of Policy and Planning Sciences
Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering: Policy and Planning Sciences
Research interests Operations management, Social networks / complex network science, Big data, Multi-agent simulations, Systems theory, Manufacturing engineering, Supply chain management, Strategy planning, Bounded rationality, Value creation
Degree Ph.D. (Engineering)
The University of Tokyo
Education / Professional experience << Education >>
- Bachelor (Engineering), Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
- Master (Engineering), Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
- Doctor (Engineering), Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

<< Professional Experience >>
2015-04 -- (current) University of Tsukuba Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Assistant Professor
2013-05 -- 2015-05 University of Oxford Cabdyn Complexity Centre Senior Research Fellow
2013-05 -- 2015-05 University of Oxford Said Business School Senior Research Fellow
2012-04 -- 2015-03 The University of Tokyo Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering Assistant Professor
2008-09 -- 2011-08 Said Business School, University of Oxford BT Centre for Major Programme Management Research Fellow
2008-05 -- 2008-08 The University of Tokyo Research into Artifacts, Center for Engineering (RACE) Research Assistant Professor
2007-10 -- 2008-03 University of Bath Department of Mechanical Engineering Visiting Fellow
2007-04 -- 2008-03 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow (PD)
2005-04 -- 2007-03 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellow (DC2)
Courses taught Regional Science, etc.
Academic societies - Informs (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science)
- EurOMA (European Operations Management Association)
- CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering)
- IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Representative publications T.Kito, S.New, K.Ueda: "How automobile parts supply network structures may reflect the diversity of product characteristics and suppliers' production strategies CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol.64, Issue 1, pp.423-426, 2015.

S.New, T.Kito: "Ontology for supply network modeling: Boundaries, nodes and links Proceedings of the 22nd EurOMA Conference, Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness, 2015.

T.Kito, K.Ueda: "The implication of automobile parts supply network structures: A complex network approach CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol.63, Issue 1, pp.393-396, 2014.

T.Kito, A.Brintrup, S.New, F.Reed-Tsochas: "The structure of the Toyota supply network: An empirical analysis available on SSRN, 2014.

Research projects Complex network analysis,
Supply network resilience,
Investigation of the supply network morphology,
Inter-firm network simulation,
Modeling for value creation,
Simulation with bounded-rational agents,
Guidelines for advisees I encourage students to (and help students) learn how to model/think about/conceptualise/emirically analyse various real-world issues.
My research questions and approaches are truly interdisciplinary: any topics that are related to 'complex and dynamic nature of inter-personal, inter-organisational, and/or inter-functional relationships' are welcome - examples include inter-firm collaborations/competitions, knowledge creation/sharing, value chains, regional industrial clusters, etc.
The followings are the theory- / concept- related keywords that describe my current research interest:
- network structure and functions
- emergence
- a part and the whole
- adaptability to uncertain environments/conditions
- heterogeneity, diversity
- bounded rationality.


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