Dr. Maki Koyama is an Associate Professor in River Basin Research Center at Gifu University, Japan. She received B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in Computer Science and Systems Engineering from Yamaguchi University (Japan) in 1996 and 1998, respectively. In 2004, she earned a D.Eng degree in Built Environment, at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan). Her research is focused on mechanism of human casualties and building disaster resilient communities. Her research interests are multidisciplinary and cover a wide range of academic fields, including earthquake engineering, computer science, education, social science, health science and psychology.