Yoshiyuki Kaneda has been Designated Professor at the Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University, Japan, since April 2014, where his specialty is seismology.
He leads several large projects related to earthquake and tsunamis in Japan. One of the projects deals with developing an ocean floor network system in the Nankai Trough, located south of the Nankaidō region of Honshū island in Japan, through the Dense Ocean floor Network System for Earthquakes and Tsunamis (DONET). The other project is concerned with seismic linkage around the Nankai Trough. Professor Kaneda also conducts high-performance computer simulations to predict the compound earthquake and tsunami hazards that were seen in the 2011 Tohoku disaster. He has also led an international earthquake research project with Turkey since 2012. The project uses simulations to visualize sea-bottom observations and other research results and also aims to contribute to earthquake and tsunami disaster mitigation in Turkey.
From 1997 to 2014 he worked at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). Prior to this he was a researcher of physics/geophysical exploration at the Institute of Japan National Oil Corporation.