Designated Professor, Institute of Education and Regional Cooperation for Crisis Management, Kagawa University, Japan
Yoshiyuki Kaneda has been Designated Professor, Institute of Education, Research and Regional Cooperation for Crisis Management, Shikoku Kagawa University, Japan, since April 2016, where his specialty is seismology and disaster mitigation science.
He leads several large projects related to earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan. One such project is the development of an ocean floor network system in the Nankai Trough. Another project was concerned with seismic linkage around the Nankai Trough. Professor Kaneda also conducts high-performance computer simulations to predict 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, which aims to contribute to earthquake and tsunami disaster mitigation in Turkey using simulations to visualize seabottom observations and other research results.
Professor Kaneda worked at the Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University, from 2014 to 2016 after he joined the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) from 1997 to 2014. Prior to this, he served as a researcher of physics/geophysical exploration at the Institute of Japan National Oil Corporation.