Basic Information

Affiliation
School of Computer Science and Engineering, and ARC-Space, CAIST (concurrent)
Title
Senior Associate Professor
E-Mail
naru@u-aizu.ac.jp
Web site

Education

Courses - Undergraduate
P1 Intro. ProgrammingP2 C Programing
Courses - Graduate
ITA22 Fundamental Data Analysis in Lunar and Planetary Explorations (Coordinator)ITA23 Practical Data Analysis with Lunar and Planetary DatabasesITA19 Reliable System for Lunar and Planetary Explorations (Coordinator)SEA11 Software Engineering for Space Programs

Research

Specialization
Planetary SciencesLunar and Planetary ExplorationData Visualization and Analysis Software for Lunar and Planetary ExplorationEducational Background, BiographyEducation:Doctor of Science, 1998, University of Tsukuba, TsukubaM.A. in Science, 1995, University of Tsukuba, TsukubaB.A. in Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba
Educational Background, Biography
Research and Teaching Experiences:
Associate Professor (Apr. 2007 - present),
Assistant Professor (Apr. 2006 - Mar. 2007),
School of Computer Science and Engineering, and ARC-Space, CAIST (concurrent, Apr. 2009 - present), The University of Aizu.
COE Research Fellow (Oct.2003 - Jun.2006) School of Science and Technology, Kobe University.
COE Research Fellow (May.2003 - Sep.2003) Research Division for Planetary Science, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)
Research Fellow (Mar.1998 - Apr.2003) Lunar Mission Laboratory, National Space Development Agency (NASDA)
Current Research Theme
Shape modeling of asteroids with exploration dataVisualization of asteroid exploration data by 3-dimensional geographic information systemStudy on impact cratering process on lunar and planetary bodies
Key Topic
Planetary sciences, Moon, Asteroids, Shape modeling, Impact craters
Affiliated Academic Society
Japan Society for Planetary SciencesJapan Geoscience UnionAmerican Geophysical Union

Others

Hobbies
School days' Dream
Current Dream
Motto
Favorite Books
Messages for Students
Publications other than one's areas of specialization
2015 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Prizes for Science and Techonology: Public Understanding Promotion Category)"

Main research

Scientific analysis of remote sensing data for lunar and planetary explorations, Earth observations

Scientific analysis of remote sensing data for lunar and planetary explorations, Earth observations

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Software for Lunar and planetary exploration data analysis

Software for Lunar and planetary exploration data analysis

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Orbital astrobiology project TANPOPO on International Space Station

Orbital astrobiology project "TANPOPO" on International Space Station

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Student Cooperative Class Project: Lunar and Planetary Data Analysis

Student Cooperative Class Project: Lunar and Planetary Data Analysis

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Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2

Hayabusa2

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Dissertation and Published Works

Hirata, N., Kawamae, W., Dang, T.A., Kitazato, K., Demura, H., Asada, N., 2012, Archive and Analysis system for observation data of irregular-shaped small bodies on polygon shape models, Journal of Space Science Informatics Japan 1, 133-140.

Guttler, C., Hirata, N., Nakamura, A.M., 2012, Cratering experiments on the self armoring of coarse-grained granular targets, Icarus 220, 1040-1049.

Hirata, N., Kurita, K., Sekine, T., 2009, Simulation experiments for shocked primitive materials in the Solar System, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 174, 227-241.

Hirata, N., Barnouin-Jha, O.S., Honda, C., Nakamura, R., Miyamoto, H., Sasaki, S., Demura, H., Nakamura, A.M., Michikami, T., Gaskell, R.W., Saito, J., 2009, A survey of possible impact structures on 25143 Itokawa, Icarus 200, 486-502.

Miyamoto, H., Yano, H., Scheeres, D.J., Abe, S., Barnoiun-Jha, O.S., Cheng, A.F., Demura, H., Gaskell, R.W., Hirata, N., Ishiguro, M., Michikami, T., Nakamura, A.M., Nakamura, R., Saito, J., Sasaki, S., 2007, Regolith Migration and Sorting on Asteroid Itokawa, Science 316, 1011-1014.

Abe, S., Mukai, T., Hirata, N., Barnouin-Jha, O.S., Cheng, A.F., Demura, H., Gaskell, R.W., Hashimoto, T., Hiraoka, K., Honda, T., Kubota, T., Matsuoka, M., Mizuno, T., Nakamura, R., Scheeres, D.J., Yoshikawa, M., 2006, Mass and Local Topography Measurements of Itokawa by Hayabusa, Science 312, 1344-1347.

Hirata, N., Nakamura, A.M., 2006, Secondary craters of Tycho: Size-frequency distributions and estimated fragment size-velocity relationships, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets) 111, 3005.