Academic supervisor: Prof. Jiro Kokuryo (Keio univ)
Current affiliation: University of Agder (Norway)
Mihoko Sakurai is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Agder, Norway. 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. 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 and the proceedings of ICIS and ISCRAM (International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management).
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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