BAHARUDDIN Zafri(2015~2016年度)

photo.jpgZafri Baharuddin is a PhD candidate at Chiba University currently researching synthetic aperture radar systems for remote sensing, working specifically in antenna design at the Center for Environmental Remote Sensing. This semester he will be teaching the basics of remote sensing in the course Remote Sensing and Its Applications (JS), リモートセンシングとその応用(JS). He has had previous experience in electrical/electronics engineering, robotics and mechatronics while working in Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia, as well as a Masters in mechatronics engineering from Universiti Teknology Malaysia.



白 迎玖(BAI Yingjiu)

Yingjiu Bai received her Ph.D. in Media and Governance in 2002 from Keio University. Since 2010, she has been involved in teaching theoretical and practical hands-on courses for the International Program for Environmental Innovators at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance. She also worked on the Social System Reformation Program for Adaptation to Climate Change supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan during 2010-2015. Her current focus is on capitalizing high resolution projections in applications of regional climate change adaptation planning and decision-making.

Project Homepage: http://rccp.sfc.keio.ac.jp (Japanese only)
Research Information: A Web Platform for Community-based Adaptation Decision-making under Uncertainty
In Japanese

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Ph.D. in Media and Governance (Keio University)



Regional Climate Change Adaptation Planning, Urban Heat Island Mitigation, Urban Environmental Management, Geographical Information System (GIS)


「気候変動自治体レベル予測」Web Platform:
「自治体レベルでの適応策 ―「気候変動適応社会」に向けて」



Matthew Chozick's research and teaching focuses on modern Japan, particularly on its pop culture, literature, translation and cultural exchange policies of the government. Chozick also contributes creatively to Japanese culture as a book publisher, a writer, a television personality, an actor, and as a government consultant. For detailed information about Chozick's courses at Chiba University, please reference his uploaded course syllabi. Chozick is happy to be contacted by students with any questions. You can find out more about projects Chozick is involved with by visiting his homepage, Twitter, or Instagram.

専門は日本の現代文化。特に日本のポップカルチャー、文学、トランスレーション・スタディーズ、政府の文化政策などに関心があり、日本と海外の文化交流と、それに伴う翻訳の歴史を研究している。経営する出版社では海外の作家を通じて日本のインディーズ音楽やアートなど様々な文化を世界中へ発信。また自身もライター、タレント、俳優、政府の機関コンサルタントとして、日本文化に創造的に貢献している。 講義内容の詳細については、アップロードされたコースのシラバスを参照してください。不明な点があれば、お気軽にお問い合わせください。 *マシュー・チョジックが関わっているプロジェクトの詳細は、ホームページTwitterInstagramを参照してください。

Titles of courses
  • 日本のポップカルチャーA(JS)/ Popular Culture in Japan A (JS) [Term 1]
  • 日本のポップカルチャーB(JS)/ Popular Culture in Japan B (JS) [Term 1]

GALBRAITH Patrick W.(2016年度)

Galbraith写真.jpgPatrick W. Galbraith received his PhD in Information Studies from the University of Tokyo. Since 2004, he has been conducting long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Akihabara in eastern Tokyo. He is the author and co-editor of many books on Japanese popular culture, most recently "The Moe Manifesto" (Tuttle, 2014) and "Debating Otaku in Contemporary Japan" (Bloomsbury, 2015). In summer 2016, he will be teaching Japanese Popular Culture A and B at Chiba University.



GUTIÉRREZ ORTEGA José Said(2017年度)


I am a Mexican phD candidate in Biology in the Graduate School of Sciences of Chiba University. As a scientist, I believe that basic science is important for the progress of the human societies, but applied science is crucial for their maintenance. Thus, an ultimate labor of scientists should be to transmit and promoting the critical and scientific thinking to a broad public.

I am currently dedicating to research the evolution and conservation of biodiversity, with emphasis on plant genetics and systematics. I have experience in the study of botany, zoology and molecular biology. Also, I have worked on the divulgation of science for public with non-scientific formation. This semester, I will be teaching the courses Fascinating Aspects of Applied Sciences A and B (JS).

千葉大学の生物学の博士課程の学生です。メキシコ人です。私は基本的な科学は人間社会の進歩にとっても重要だと考えていますが、応用科学はその維持のために重要です。したがって、科学者の究極的 ない労働は、批判的で科学的な考え方を広範な国民に、促進することであるべきである。

現在、植物遺伝学や系統発生に重点を置いて、生物多様性の進化と保全を研究しています。 植物学、動物学、分子生物学の経験があります。 私は非科学者のための科学の普及にも取り組んできました。 この学期には、応用科学AとB(JS)の魅力的な側面を教えます。

Academic background:

I obtained my Bachelor's studies in the University of Sonora, Mexico, in 2010. I moved to Chiba University in 2012 as a research student, and completed the master courses in 2015. This semester, I am starting my third year of doctoral courses. During my stay in Japan, I have obtained support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2012-2016) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2016-now).

2010年にメキシコのソノラ大学で学士号を取得しました。研究生として、2012年に千葉大学に移り、2015年に修士課程を修了しました。今年は博士課程の第3学年を開始しました。 日本滞在中、文部科学省(2012-2016)と日本学術振興会(2016 - 現在)の支援を受けました。

Titles of courses
  • 応用科学の面白さA(JS) / Fascinating Aspects of Applied Sciences A (JS)
  • 応用科学の面白さB(JS) / Fascinating Aspects of Applied Sciences B (JS)

Rock music, hiking, camping, video games, internet, cartoons




西住奏子 (NISHIZUMI Kanako)

OHRI Richa


お茶の水女子大学大学院人間文化研究科国際日本学専攻博士課程終了(Ochanomizu University, Ph.D in Linguistics)


Critical Literacy クリティカルリテラシー /Critical Sociolinguistics 批判的社会言語学/ Race, Culture and Identity in Language Teaching 言語文化教育における人種、文化とアイデンティティ/ Representation of Race and Gender in Mass Media マスメディアにおける人種、ジェンダーの表象

現在行っている研究 Research interests
  1. The politics of 'difference' : (Stuart Hall )「異」と「文化」のポリティクス
  2. The 'story' behind your story:(Paolo Freire, Gayatri Spivak) 抑圧者と被抑圧者の間
  3. Knowledge, Common-Sense and Power: (Michel Foucault, Edward Said,久保と竜子) 知識、常識、権力
  4. The role of Active Knowledge in Language and Culture 言語文化教育のおけるアクティブ・ナレッジの形成
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尾張 聡子 (OWARI Satoko) (2018年度)

I am Japanese Ph.D candidate in Geochemistry in the Graduate School of Sciences of Chiba University. My motivation of my class is to promote having science (especially earth science) view point in our life.
For example weather forecast, earthquake and cosmetics are deeply
involved with earth science.Like that, we will find and discuss sciences relating to our life.




Title of courses

応用科学の面白さA(JS) /Fascinating aspects of applied sciences A (JS) [Term 1]

応用科学の面白さB(JS) /Fascinating aspects of applied sciences B(JS) [Term 2]


Latest Academic Qualification

PUTRI RATIH FITRIAMaster of Planning and Management for Coastal area and Watershed. Faculty of Geography, Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Joint Degree with Chiba University (Japan).

Disciplinary background

environmental science, geomorphology, geology, differential synthetic aperture radar (SAR) applications and disaster monitoring using remote sensing.

Current research

monitoring land subsidence and landslide hazard using differential interferometric synthetic aperture radar data observed with TerraSAR-X & ALOS PALSAR.

Title of course taught at CIRE

Japanese Studies 3: "Remote Sensing and GPS Application for Environmental Monitoring".

桜井良 (SAKURAI Ryō)(2014年度)

Latest Academic Qualification

桜井良 (SAKURAI Ryō)Doctor of Science (Interdisciplinary Ecology Major)

Disciplinary Background and Current Research Subject

I studied law and politics in my undergraduate school of Keio University. I then studied wildlife management, conservation biology, environmental education and social psychology in the graduate school of University of Florida, in the United States. My research interests include understanding how we can create a society in which we live in harmony with nature. My current research subjects are understanding factors affecting people's willingness to participate in nature conservation activities, evaluating education programs in wildlife management, and developing citizen science project in Japan.

Title of course taught at CIRE

Japanese Studies 30: Nature Conservation and Community Development: Facilitating nature conservation in our society.

TUYEN Nguyen Duc(2014年度)

TUYEN Nguyen DucMy name is Nguyen Duc Tuyen and I am from Vietnam. I am working at Shibaura Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral fellow.

I received a Bachelor Degree in Electric Power System from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam in 2006. After that, I moved to Japan to obtain my Master's Degree in 2009 and Doctoral Degree in 2012 in electrical engineering from the same university, which is Shibaura Institute of Technology. My research interests include modeling and control of distribution power systems and dispersed power generation, and power quality.

The title of my course is Japanese Studies 8: Sustainable Power System .

Mirza Muhammad WAQAR

p-Mirza.jpg Mirza Muhammad Waqar is from Pakistan and currently he's Ph.D. scholar at Josaphat Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory (JMRSL), Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS), Chiba University. His Ph.D. research is focused on "Forest biophysical parameters estimation using Polarimetric-Interferometric SAR (Pol-InSAR)". He did Bachelor degree in Space Sciences from The University of Punjab, Pakistan in 2010 and Master degree in Remote Sensing and GIS from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. This semester he will be teaching basis of Remote Sensing and its application in "Remote Sensing: Viewing Japan from Space" course. Since 2011 Mr. Waqar is teaching subjects related to Remote Sensing and Satellite Image Processing. He has worked in collaboration with various well known international organizations i.e. ICIMOD, RADI (UCAS), SUPARCO etc. Mr. Waqar is currently author of 26 research papers. His research interests are optical and synthetic aperture radar image processing for forest biophysical parameters estimation.

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Selected Publications:
  1. Naeem, S., Cao, C., Waqar, M. M., Wei, C., & Acharya, B. K. (2018). Vegetation role in controlling the ecoenvironmental conditions for sustainable urban environments: a comparison of Beijing and Islamabad. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 12(1), 016013.
  2. Qazi, W. A., Baig, S., Gilani, H., Waqar, M. M., Dhakal, A., & Ammar, A. (2017). Comparison of forest aboveground biomass estimates from passive and active remote sensing sensors over Kayar Khola watershed, Chitwan district, Nepal. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 11(2), 026038.
  3. Baig, S., Qazi, W. A., Akhtar, A. M., Waqar, M. M., Ammar, A., Gilani, H., & Mehmood, S. A. (2017). Above Ground Biomass Estimation of Dalbergia sissoo Forest Plantation from Dual-Polarized ALOS-2 PALSAR Data. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 43(3), 297-308.
  4. Kausarian, H., Sri Sumantyo, J. T., Kuze, H., Aminuddin, J., & Waqar, M. M. (2017). Analysis of Polarimetric Decomposition, Backscattering Coefficient, and Sample Properties for Identification and Layer Thickness Estimation of Silica Sand Distribution Using L-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 43(2), 95-108.
  5. Y. Izumi, S. Demirci, M. Z. Baharuddin, M. M. Waqar, and J. T. Sri Sumantyo. (2017). Analysis of circular polarization backscattering and target decomposition using GB-SAR. JPIER. (Accepted)
  6. Han, X., Yao, F., Zhang, J., Waqar, M. M., Zha, Y., & He, J. (2016). Haze detection by using modified normalized difference haze index in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei province. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 10(2), 025025-025025. doi:10.1117/1.JRS.10.025025
  7. Mumtaz, R., Palmer, P. L., & Waqar, M. M. (2014). Georeferencing of UK DMC stereo-images without ground control points by exploiting geometric distortions. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(6), 2136-2169.
  8. Waqar, M.M., Mirza, J.F., Mumtaz, R., Hussain, E. (2012) Development of New Indices for extraction of Built-up area & Bare Soil from Landsat Data. International Journal of Remote Sensing and Geoscience. URL: http://www.omicsonline.org/scientific-reports/srep136.php
  9. Waqar, M. M., Mirza, J. F., Mumtaz, R., & Hussain, E. (2012). Development of new indices for extraction of built-up area & bare soil from landsat data. Open Access Sci. Rep, 1(1), 4.