SIP-adus Workshop 2021


Impact AssessmentOverview


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    大口 敬


    Prof. Oguchi, born in Tokyo 1964, graduated Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) in 1988 and got Ph.D from Graduate School of Engineering of UTokyo in 1993. After joining to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., he moved to Tokyo Metropolitan University, and promoted to Professor in 2007. He moved to Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) of UTokyo in 2011 and assigned to director of Advanced Mobility Research Center (ITS Center) of IIS, UTokyo, in 2018. He is also a member of Mobility Innovation Collaborative Research Center (UTmobI) started in July 2018 in the university, and is in charge of education for the department of civil engineering at UTokyo. His major research field is Traffic Engineering and Traffic Management and Control including advanced traffic signal control, advanced highway network traffic management systems, integrated transport and mobility system design including automated vehicles, harmonized design of infrastructure facilities and hierarchical road transport system. He also serves as the chair of Business Promotion Working Group of Japanese national project SIP-adus (Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program in the Innovation of Automated Driving for Universal Services).


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    Christian Winkler

    Head of Department
    Institute of Transport Research
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    Dr. Christian Winkler is head of the Department Passenger Transport at the Institute of Transport Research (DLR). His research focuses on analyzing and modelling the impact of technological developments (autonomous driving, electric mobility), societal trends and political measures on car ownership and transport demand. In addition, his research addresses other aspects of a transforming and sustainable transport system such as sector coupling of transport and energy systems, new mobility services and potentials of alternative fuels.

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    三好 博昭

    総合政策科学研究科 教授

    Hiroaki Miyoshi is the Professor at Graduate School of Policy and Management, and Faculty of Policy Studies, Doshisha University. He had worked at a major private think tank company for ten years, conducting researches and making policy recommendations on a broad range of issues as a researcher, before joining Doshisha University in 2003.

    He is now conducting researches related to automated driving from the perspective of economics. He was one of the leaders in a SIP-adus research project titled “Study of the Impact of Automated Driving on Reducing Traffic Accidents and on Others” and involved in the researches including diffusion simulation of automated driving, estimation of automated driving’s effectiveness in reducing traffic accidents, and automated driving’s impacts on Japanese industry.

    His research interests include public economics and transport economics. His publications include Technological Innovation and Public Policy: The Automotive Industry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, co-edited with M. Kii), Have Japanese Firms Changed?: The Lost Decade (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, co-edited with Y. Nakata), Knowledge Asset Management and Organizational Performance (Hakuto-Shobo Publishing Company, 2009, co-edited with Y. Shozugawa, in Japanese), Technological Innovation in the Automotive Industry and Economic Welfare (Hakuto-Shobo Publishing Company, 2008, co-edited with M. Tanishita, in Japanese).

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    Torsten Fleischer

    Deputy Director
    Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

    Torsten Fleischer is deputy director at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and head of its research group ‘Mobility Futures’ . Originally a physicist by training, he is now interested in the interdependence between societal change and technological change especially in the areas of transportation, information and energy technologies, in methodological questions of technology assessment as well as in the governance of innovation processes. Over the years, he served as project manager for several TA studies for ITAS and the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament (TAB).

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    谷口 綾子

    システム情報系 教授

    Ayako Taniguchi is a Professor of Risk-Resilience Engineering at University of Tsukuba, Japan. Her current research interest is to apply psychology to manage social dilemmas concerning urban and transport policy through inducing people’s attitude and behaviour modification, specifically, mobility management, social acceptance of new technologies, and traffic safety. She graduated with a PhD from Hokkaido University in 2003. After graduating from university, she worked as an engineer at a construction consultancy company, a special researcher at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and a visiting researcher at Karlstad University (Sweden) before joining the University of Tsukuba in 2005. She has been a member of the Regulatory Reform Promotion Council of the Cabinet Office, the PFI Promotion Council, and the Social Infrastructure Development Council of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. She is a member of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers, the City Planning Institute of Japan (CPIJ), and the Japanese Psychological Association, and has received the Encouragement Award for Papers from CPIJ (2003), the Transportation Book Award (2009), and others. She likes sparkling wine and loves to jog.

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    Scott Smith

    Operations Research Analyst
    Volpe Center
    The United States Department of Transportation
    The United States of America

    Scott Smith is a senior level operations research analyst with over 25 years of experience in applying technology to improve transportation operations and safety across all modes. He is currently the U.S. co-chair of the Impact Assessment Subgroup of the EU-US-Japan Automation in Road Transport Working Group.

    At the Volpe Center, his project sponsors have included most of the modal administrations in U.S. DOT and local agencies.

    Before joining the Volpe Center, Dr. Smith worked in private industry developing decision support tools to assist motor carriers and railroads with operations, and shippers with transportation procurement.

    Dr. Smith holds Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification and is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Project Management Institute. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Transportation Planning Analysis and Application of the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Smith holds a doctorate in Civil Engineering from MIT.