|Yoshiko Kitamura and Ryuichi Kitamura|
Over the span of 30 years, Ryuichi Kitamura left an indelible mark on the transportation profession through his contributions in the areas of activity-based analysis, travel demand modeling, time-use research, dynamic analysis of travel behavior, travel survey methods, and transportation policy studies. Ryuichi’s profound influence on the field has shaped the life and work of legions of researchers who will carry forward his legacy for generations to come. With his passing the world has lost a wonderful researcher, teacher, mentor and human being.
The Kitamura family, together with the two universities at which Ryuichi spent his career – UC Davis and Kyoto University – have established the Ryuichi Kitamura Fund in support of graduate student scholarship and exchange of ideas in the field of travel behavior research. The fund will be administered by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, as directed by a steering committee comprising representatives of the Kitamura family, the two universities, Ryuichi’s students, and the transportation community at large. Gifts to the fund at all levels are welcome.
Income from the fund will be used to recognize outstanding travel behavior scholarship by students anywhere in the world, and foster greater intellectual and cultural exchange between the East and the West, consonant with Ryuichi’s own career.
Once the fund reaches a sustainable level,it will help support the expenses of a young scholar in travel behavior research (or a closely-related field) at a university in the East to collaborate with researchers at any University of California campus with a transportation program, or conversely. Graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and untenured faculty are eligible for this support, with preference for students.
In addition, a cash prize will be awarded to the student winner(s) of the newly-established Transportation Research Board Kitamura Paper Award (see below), following presentation of the paper to a UC Davis audience (in person, or via webinar or teleconference). The amount of the prize will grow as the fund grows.
We would be honored if you would join us in supporting this effort. Through the generosity of the Kitamura family, Springer Publishing, and Cynthia Chen with Haiyun Lin, several mementos of Ryuichi are available as tokens of our appreciation for your gift (ITS-Davis staff will contact you regarding your preference):
Gifts can be made online, via wire transfer (contact Valerie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org for details), or by sending a check drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to “University of California Regents” and mailed to the attention of:
University of California, Davis
1605 Tilia Street, Suite 100
Davis, CA 95616 USA
Gifts at all levels are welcome. Pledges (up to five years), planned gifts, and gifts of stock or real property may be made to the fund at this time. For more information on making a gift or pledge, please contact Joe Krovoza at (530) 754-6006 or email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your partnership in memorializing Ryuichi’s legacy.
Yoshiko Kitamura, Honorary Chair
Patricia Mokhtarian, University of California, Davis
Satoshi Fujii, Kyoto University
Ram Pendyala, Arizona State University
Toshiyuki Yamamoto, Nagoya University
Kostas Goulias, University of California, Santa Barbara
Cynthia Chen, University of Washington
Martin Lee-Gosselin, Laval University, Canada
Kay W. Axhausen, ETH – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
The Transportation Research Board of the U.S. National Academies has established an award in honor of Ryuichi Kitamura and his contributions in the areas of activity-based analysis, travel demand modeling, time-use research, dynamic analysis of travel behavior, travel survey methods, and transportation policy studies. The award will be given at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting for the year’s best student paper in one of these areas.
A cash prize supported by contributions to the Ryuichi Kitamura Fund (see above) is given to the winners of the TRB Ryuichi Kitamura Paper Award following presentation of the paper to a UC Davis audience.
University of the Aegean
Seminar: January 17, 2014
Matthias N. Sweet and Rachel Weinberger, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar: February 22, 2013
|From left to right: Pat Mokhtarian, Joshua A. Auld and Abolfazl (Kouros) Mohammadian|
Joshua A. Auld and Abolfazl (Kouros) Mohammadian, University of Illinois at Chicago
UC Davis seminar: March 2, 2012 (presentation)
|DJ Gaker and Joan Walker at UC Davis, Nov. 19, 2010|
David Gaker, Yanding Zheng, and Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley
Seminar: November 19, 2010 (presentation)