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

WADA Kentaro

WADA Kentaro

Position Associate Professor
Room 3F1211 (3614)
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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)
Research interests Transportation Engineering, Transportation and Infrastructure Planning
Degree Ph.D. (Information Sciences), Tohoku University, 2013
Education / Professional experience Education
Apr 2004 - Mar 2008 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tohoku University
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010 Master course, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University
Apr 2010 - Mar 2013 Ph D. course, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University

Professional experience
Apr 2011 - Mar 2013 Research Fellow, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Apr 2013 - Mar 2014 Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University
Apr 2014 - Mar 2019 Assistant Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2019 - Today Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba

Others
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015 Visiting Fellow, School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018 Visiting Assistant Research Scholar, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Irvine
Courses taught
Academic societies Japan Society of Traffic Engineers, Applied Regional Science Conference, Japan Society of Civil Engineers
Representative publications - K. Wada, I. Martinez and W-L. Jin, 2019. Continuum car-following model of capacity drop at sag and tunnel bottlenecks, Transp. Res. C, In Press.
- K. Satsukawa, K. Wada and T. Iryo, 2019. Stochastic stability of dynamic user equilibrium in unidirectional networks: Weakly acyclic game approach, Transp. Res. B 125, 229-247.
- K. Wada, K. Satsukawa, M. Smith and T. Akamatsu, 2018. Network throughput under dynamic user equilibrium: Queue-spillback, paradox and traffic control, Transp. Res. B, In Press.
- K. Wada, K. Usui, T. Takigawa and M. Kuwahara, 2018 (Available online September 22, 2017). An optimization modeling of coordinated traffic signal control based on the variational theory and its stochastic extension, Transp. Res. B 117(B), 907-925.
- T. Akamatsu and K. Wada, 2017. Tradable network permits: A new scheme for the most efficient use of network capacity, Transp. Res. C 79, 178-195.
Prize Young Researcher Best Paper Award, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, 2019
Overseas Scholarship, The Kajima Foundation, FY2015.
Kometani Sasaki Prize (Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award), Institute of Systems Science Research, 2013
Other activities
Research projects We aim to understand and manage the dynamics of transportation systems, which consists of complex interactions among human decision makings, vehicle behaviors, and infrastructure performance etc.
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