Yuko Shirai

Yuko Shirai

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies Associate Professor
DegreesDoctor of Engineering, Waseda University
Other Positions Currently HeldExpert Member, Regulatory Reform Promotion Council, Cabinet Office, Consultant, Toyota Industries Corporation
Short BiographyGraduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University; received the Award of Alumni Association of Waseda Architecture (Toumon Kenchiku Kai).
Studied abroad at Bauhaus Universität, Germany.
Completed the master’s course at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University; received Sanae Award.
Worked for the Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Chosen as Young Qualified Professional for Overseas Posting, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France.
Acquired Certificat de langue française, Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne, France.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University.

First class registered architect, ZDaF (German), DELF (French)

【Past concurrent post】
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Areas of ExpertiseUrban engineering / Environmental engineering / Forest and water environmental system / From forest to timber to wooden architecture / Social system for public property / Urbanism in Germany and France / Technological developments in forestry
Courses TaughtWRITING SKILLS WORKSHOP ON SCIENCE,DESIGN STUDIES,BUILDING CONSTRUCTION METHODS,FOREST SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (FROM SUPPLY SIDE) (GIGA/GI),FOREST SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (FROM DEMAND SIDE),BUILDING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY,MASTER SEMINAR,SEMINAR(Forest Science and Engineering),ACADEMIC PROJECT (Wooden Structure Design)
AffiliationsArchitectural Institute of Japan / The Japan Forest Engineering Society / The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers / The City Planning Institute of Japan / The Robotics Society of Japan / The Japanese Forest Society
Selected PublicationsShinrin No Hokai (Collapse of Forest in Japan) Shincho Shinsho 2009
Patent application 2016-95747 Network route design device, the program for this device, and a network route generation display system
Patent application 2013-63308 Tree-felling device
Patent application 2013-63309 Tree-felling system, and a tree information detector, the program for this system

Off campus outreach
・Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc., AERA 2018
・NHK Shizuoka Information Program, Plenty of Shizuoka 2018
・Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, 100th Anniversary Special Journal 2017 (Contributed Article)
・Ringyo Kikaika Kyokai, Kikaika Ringyo 2017 (Contributed Article)
・NHK Shizuoka News 2016
・Japan Association for Techno-innovation in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, JATAFF Journal 2016 (Contributed Article)
・Minister of state, Shigeru ISHIBA’s Blog http://ishiba-shigeru.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2015/08/post-2ed3.html
・Kagaribi 2015
・Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., R25, 2015
・Nihon Keizai Shinbun 2013
・Mynavi News 2013
・Yahoo News 2013
・Tokyo IT Newspaper 2013
・EE Times Japan New 2013 http://eetimes.jp/ee/articles/1309/04/news037.html
・OPTRONICS 2013 http://optronics-media.com/news/20130903/12273/
・NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN 2013/05/17
・NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN 2013/06/28
・NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN 2013/08/26
・Miyazaki Nichinichi Shimbun 2009-2010 (Editorial Column)
・Gifu Shinbun 2010
・SUMITOMO FORESTRY CO., LTD., Jukai 2010
・Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Nikkei Business 2009
・SHINCHOSHA, Shicho45, 2009
・Bungeishunju Ltd., Shokun 2009
・Wedge, WEDGE 2009
・GYOSEI Corporation, Monthly Governance 2009
・Japan Minka Revival Association, Minka 2009
・National Agricultural Insurance Association, Nougyoukyousaishinbun 2009
・YOMIURI SHIMBUNCORP., Yomiurishinbun 2009
・Mainichi Shimbun Publishing Inc., Weekly Economist 2009
・Toyo Keizai Inc., Weekly Toyo Keizai 2009  etc.
Message to StudentsTo be a person that creates the age, not one who is created by the age.
Project Web Pagehttp://architecture.keio.ac.jp/lab/shirai/
Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus