Professor of Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Hokkaido University and Vice-President of Seismological Society in Japan
Prof. Yuichiro Tanioka has a PhD in Geology from the University of Michigan. He was a researcher of Meteorological Agency (JMA) from 1996 to 2003. He continues his work from 2003 to 2009 as an Associate Professor in the Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Hokkaido University. In 2009 he became Professor of that same Institute and later Director from 2010 to 2013 and again from 2016. Since 2016 he has been Vice-President of the Seismological Society in Japan.
Prof. Yuichiro Tanioka belong to Laboratory of Ocean Bottom Seismology and Tsunami, Institute Seismology and Volcanology (ISV), Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University. Mainly, he studies about seismology for great earthquakes and tsunamis. His research focused on source processes of great earthquakes, generation and propagation of tsunamis, pre-historical earthquakes and tsunamis, and tsunami early warning and forecasting. Prof. Tanioka has wide range of study, not only conduct a research in Japan, but also South Asia and America such as Indonesia and Central America. Recently he develops a method to simulate tsunami by assimilating ocean bottom pressure data near a tsunami source region.