xLAB Program

Guest Speaker Kimiro Meguro Director/Professor, International Center for Urban Safety Engineering, Institute of Industrial Science

ゲストスピーカー 目黒公朗 東京大学教授、生産技術委研究所都市基盤安全工学研究センター長

Dr. Kimiro MEGURO is a Director and Professor of the International Center for Urban Safety Engineering (ICUS) at the Institute of Industrial Institute (IIS), the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). He joined IIS after receiving his PhD from UTokyo in 1991 and become Professor in 2004. Dr. MEGURO has wide range of research field in disaster management from structural to non-structural measures. He has held various important positions of international and national organizations, local governmental bodies, private sectors, and academic societies, such as Special Advisor of Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan, member of GFDRR of World Bank, President of Institute of Social Safety Science and Japan Association of Earthquake Engineering, Vice President of Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science and Japan Society of Risk Management for Preventive Medicine, Chairperson of Earthquake Engineering Committee of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, etc. He has authored and co-authored of 50 books including picture books, comics, and map books, etc. and over 1,450 technical papers including conference papers on general field of disaster management and urban safety with the emphasis on earthquake disaster management.