Academic supervisor: Prof. Jiro Kokuryo (Keio University)
Current affiliation: The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), of the International University of Japan
Mihoko Sakurai is Associate Professor at the Global Communication Center in the International University of Japan. Her academic background is Information Systems and Policy Design. She received her Ph.D. from the Keio University’s Graduate School of Media and Governance in Japan. She has studied effective ways of using Information Communication Technology in Japan’s municipal governments. After the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, she conducted field research and designed information systems to enhance the handling of future and unexpected disasters, especially for municipalities which have to deliver disaster relief operations to their residents. Currently she is working on the notion of resilience, case studies of smart city in Japan and how information systems can support it. Before joining the International University of Japan, she had worked for the University of Agder in Norway. Her works related to the earthquake won the Best paper award at ITU Kaleidoscope conference (2013) and HICSS (2016). Her works has also been published in IEEE communications magazine, IJISCRAM (International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) and CAIS (Communication of the Association for Information Systems).
Brief summary of support program activities:
SRA2013-2 FR: Keio Univ. (Japan) TO: The Univ. of Georgia (USA)
Title of dissertation: Design and evaluation of a resilient information system for disaster response
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