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

SANO Yukie

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Position Assistant Professor
Room 3F1009 (5552)
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Principal affiliation Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems: Division of Policy and Planning Sciences
Other affiliations School of Science and Engineering: College of Policy and Planning Sciences
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering: Department of Policy and Planning Sciences (Policy and Planning Sciences)
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering: Department of Policy and Planning Sciences (Service Engineering)
Research interests Sociophysics, Econophysics, Computational social science, Web sciecne
Degree Doctor of Science,Tokyo Institute of Technology, (2013)
Education / Professional experience [Education]
- D. Sc. (Dep. Computational Intelligence and Systems Science) September 2013
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Thesis title : “Empirical Analysis and Modeling of Word Frequency Time Series in Social Media”
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Misako Takayasu
- M. Sc. (Dep. Physics) March 2003
Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Nara Women’s University
Thesis title : “The Effect of Network differences for Dynamics”
Thesis supervisor: Dr. Sou Kitsunezaki
- B. Sc. (Dep. Physics) March 2001
Nara Women’s University

[Professional experience]
- Assistant Professor April 2014 - present
Division of Policy and Planning Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems,
University of Tsukuba
- Research Assistant (Dep. Physics) April 2010 – March 2013
College of Science and Technology, Nihon University
- System Engineer April 2003 – July 2007
Division of Information Communication Networks, Fujitsu General Limited
Courses taught [Under graduate]
Linear Algebra, Java Programming

[Master's course]
Social Simulation
Academic societies The Physical Society of Japan (JPS)
The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)
Representative publications [1] Y. Sano, K. Yamada, H. Watanabe, H. Takayasu, M. Takayasu, “Empirical analysis of collective human behavior for extraordinary events in the blogosphere”, Physical Review E 87(1), 012805 (2013).
[2] M. Takayasu, K, Sato, Y. Sano, K. Yamada, W. Miura, and H. Takayasu,
“Rumor Diffusion and Convergence during the 3.11 Earthquake: A Twitter Case Study”, PLOS ONE 10(4), e012144 (2015).
[3] Y. Sano, H. Takayasu, and M. Takayasu, “Emotional Changes in Japanese Blog Space Resulting from the 3.11 Earthquake,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Modeling and Simulation, plus Econophysics Colloquium 2014, pp.289-299 (August 2015).
[4] Y. Sano, H. Takayasu, M. Takayasu, “Zipf’s law and Heaps’ law can predict the size of potential words”, Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement 194, pp. 202-209 (2012).
[5] Y. Sano and M. Takayasu, “Macroscopic and microscopic statistical properties observed in blog entries”, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination 5(2), pp. 221-230 (2010).
Prize JSAI Annual Conference Award 2015
Other activities
Research projects Empirical analysis and modeling of human behaviors using social media data.
Guidelines for advisees Socio/econo-physics and computational social science are growing research area all over the world. All students are welcome, who are ambitious and willing to handle social empirical data.

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