Curriculum Vitae

RESEARCH INTERESTS

• Statistical seismology, geodesy, and seismotectonics

• Forecasting, data assimilation, pattern analysis, and multi-dimensional and multi-scale geoscience problem solving

• Natural hazard assessment and mitigation

• Machine learning, software development (since 1995 Software)

• Geomatics, Geographical Information Systems (e.g., http://www.hockingriver.org/watershed.htm)



EDUCATION


Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 2001-2004

Ph.D. in Geophysics, 2004; Specialization: Earthquake Seismology


University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, 1998-2000

Ph.D. program in Geophysics (Moved to Hokkaido Univ., 2001); Specialization: Earthquake Seismology


Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, 1995-1998

M.S. in Geological Sciences, Geology Program (Concentration in Geophysics Courses)


Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, USA, 1991-1995

B.S. in Geology

Honors

• Golden Key National Honor Society at SIUC

• President, Sigma-Gamma-Epsilon (SGE, Earth Science Honor Society) at SIUC, 1994-1995

• Tarr Award (SGE), 1995

• Stan Harris Geology Award, 1994

• George H. Fraunfelter Geology Award,1994

• Liberal Arts and Science Honor Society at SIUC, in Physics, 1993



WORK / RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


Advanced Geophysical Analyst (2011-2018)

Mining and Geotechnical Consulting Services, Engineering Seismology Group Canada Inc., Kingston, ON, Canada

• Post-acquisition induced microseismicity and vibration data analysis for clients

• Consulting for the geotechnical and mining industries

• Provision of technical support and training for employees and clients

• In-house analysis software design, development, and testing

• Development of advanced geophysical analysis services and products


Postdoctoral Research (2007-2009)

Department of Earth Sciences, the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

• Statistical seismology: development of earthquake forecasting algorithms

• Development of data analysis software

• Installation of permanent GPS stations in Eastern Canada


Research [Research Associate] (2006)

School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, the University of Western Australia, WA, Australia

• Deployment of seismic instruments in northwestern Australia

• Research planning: fault reactivation study; generation of fault characteristics database template

• Supervision of a doctoral student


Research [Assistant to the Head of the Institute] (2005)

Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

• Data analysis of seismicity and crustal deformation

• Mentoring of international students and assistance to visiting scientists to the Institute


Doctoral Research (2001-2004)

Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

• Statistical seismology and geodesy: investigation of the relationships among seismicity rate changes, geodetic strain rate changes, and tectonic events


Doctoral Research (1998-2000)

Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, USA

• Statistical seismology: investigation of natural seismicity and quality of earthquake database


MSc Research (1995-1998)

Department of Geosciences, Ohio University

• Statistical seismology: quantitative characterization of anisotropy in precursory seismicity patterns


Internship Program [Undergraduate Research] (1995)

Environmental Hazard Analysis, Illinois State Geological Survey Southern Field Office, IL, USA

College of Science at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, USA

• Identification of potential environmental hazards

• Review and preparation of technical reports for the Illinois Department of Transportation


University Research Program [Undergraduate Research] (1993)

Thermodynamics, Department of Physics, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, USA

• Heat capacity study: modification of a low-temperature vacuum system for performing adsorption and desorption isotherm measurements for simple gases on powdered substrates

• Optimization of the computer regulated data acquisition system, etc.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Teaching Associate [TA] (1995-1998)

Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA

• Laboratory sessions for undergraduate classes: "Introduction to Geology" (approx. 25 students per quarter)

• Head TA for undergraduate classes: "Geology for Engineers" (2~3 TAs; approx. 65 students per quarter); Involved in the course/laboratory design, the development of course materials, and the assessment of students’ progresses in labs throughout the sessions.



INVITED TALK


Toya, Y. (2009) In search of 'natural' seismicity anomalies. Earthquake Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Natural Resources Canada



SERVICE


Volunteer (2011)

• Built and maintained for a year a website for the disaster victims from the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast Tohoku Earthquake, until the government agencies had started to respond to the situation online (I have developed a multilingual support site within a few days of the Tohoku-Oki Earthquake in Japan for the disaster survivors and volunteers

( http://disaster-relief.heavenly-earth.net/ )


Volunteer Scientist (2010)

London Public Library (Sherwood Forest,) London, ON, Canada

• Designed and built some physical science experiments for children for the “Reading Rock” program


Science Judge (1996 & 1997)

• Local science fairs in Athens, Ohio, organized by Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA


Volunteer Scientist (1994-1995)

Carbondale Science Center, IL, USA, as a member of the Earth Science Honor Society

• Designed and built physical science experiments for children; arranged the “Geology Room”


President (1994-1995)

Earth Science Honor Society (Sigma-Gamma-Epsilon [SGE]), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Chapter


Laboratory Assistant / Fieldwork Technician (1991-1993)

Center for Environmental Health and Safety at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, USA

• Performed titration and other chemical analysis, water sample collection, etc.


President (1990-1991)

• Recycling Club at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Niigata, Japan



REFERENCES


Available upon request