Mr. Yu Kajiwara is a Research Fellow with the Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI), having been assigned to the institute by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He obtained his MSc. degree in Mathematics in 2009 and a BSc degree in Mathematics in 2007 from Kyoto University, Japan. After graduation, He worked as a data analyst and most of his work involved time series analysis and anomaly detection. Mr. Kajiwara’s residency with MGI will analyze vehicle depreciation, estimate the spatial distribution of traffic volumes, elementize address strings and, analyze the coastal marine structure and ecosystems of the region with the aim of contributing to environmental policy.