Bio

Summary

Hiroyuki Miyazaki received a B.A. in environmental information from Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan, in 2006, and M.E.S. and Ph.D. degrees in environmental studies from The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. From 2011 to 2012, he was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo. Since 2012, he had been a researcher with the Earth Observation Data Integration and Fusion Research Initiative, The University of Tokyo, as well as a secondee at the Asian Development Bank, Philippines. Since 2016, he had been the Project Assistant Professor with the Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo, and was seconded to the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, with research interests of geospatial information science, satellite remote sensing for socioeconomics, and applications to sustainable development. In August 2020, he has established GLODAL, Inc., Japan to serve HR development and R&D in fields of space utilization, AI, and IoT. He has been the CEO of GLODAL, Inc .since June 2021.

Professional experiences

2021 June - present CEO, GLODAL Inc.
2019 July - present Board member, EpiNurse
2021 May - present Advisor, Auditing Secretary, Space Service Innovation Laboratory (SSIL)
2023 June - present Geospatial Technology Advisor (consultant), United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
2022 January - present Advisor, Japan Nudge Promotion Council
2016 April - 2023 March Project Assistant Professor, Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
2016 August - 2023 July Adjunct faculty, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (Visiting Assistant Professor until July 2022)
2021 July - 2022 March Invited Associate Senior Administrator (part-time), Business Development and Industrial Relations Department, JAXA
2018 April - 2021 March Liaison, Council of Japan-Thailand Cooperation on Promoting Geospatial Technology
2012 April - 2016 March Project Research Associate, Earth Observation Data Integration and Fusion Research Initiative, University of Tokyo, Japan
2012 January - 2015 March Infrastructure Specialist (GIS), Asian Development Bank, Philippines
2010 April - 2012 March JSPS Research Fellow, Japan
2009 April - 2011 March Visiting lecturer, Chiba University of Commerce, Chiba, Japan
2008 April - 2010 March Technical staff, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan
2004 February - 2008 September Data analysis assistant, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan

Education

2011 Ph.D., Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
2008 Master of Environmental Studies, Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
2006 B.A. in Environmental Information Studies, Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan

Academic activities

2018 June - present Reviewer Board, Sensors, MDPI
2020 July - present Reviewer Board, Journal of Imaging, MDPI