Master thesis presentation (2017)

Master students in Yamaguchi-Takada laboratory, Hironari Yu and Yusuke Ohya presented their master’s thesis at the Department of International Development Engineering.

  • Date and Time: February 14 (Tuesday), 2017
  • Venue: Room B04/095, Isikawadai #4 building
  • Settings: Power point presentation in English
Name Research Title
Yusuke Ohya Factors Affecting Mongolian Primary School Leaders’ Attitudes Toward ICT  in Education
Hironari Yu Application of Drone for Riverbank Landscape Monitoring : Case of Luang Prabang in Lao P.D.R

Yu Hironari and Yusuke Ohya reported their research findings of “The Application of Drone for Riverbank Landscape Monitoring: Case of Luang Prabang in Lao P.D.R”, and “Factors Affecting Mongolian Primary School Leaders’ Attitudes Toward ICT in Education”, respectively. They received useful comments from professors and students during the Q&A sessions.

Ohya has involved in the JICA-funded project “Sustainable use of ICT for improving the quality of primary education in rural Mongolia” (2012-2017) as a member of Tokyo Tech since April in 2015. Specifically, his research focus is school leaders’ attitudes toward ICT in education. The research aims to find out the factors affecting school leaders’ attitudes towards ICT in education through statistical analysis.

Audience asked several questions, including the meaning of the “ICT” and “school leaders”, and the variables used in the multiple regression analysis. After the presentation, he expressed his thanks for all the people who involved in his research.


Tokyo Tech has been conducting a project titled “Application of ICT for heritage management” under the collaboration between Luang Prabang World Heritage Office (DPL) since 2004. Yu has been a member of Tokyo Tech team since April in 2015. Specifically, his research focuses on the application of drone for monitoring of riverbank landscape, and landscape evaluation. The main points of the presentation are as follows:

  1. Background of Luang Prabang
  2. The significance of monitoring of riverbank landscape
  3. Research process
  4. The result of landscape evaluation
  5. Discussion
  6. Conclusion

Audience asked several questions including the justification of using video instead of photo and satellite images, and the reason of selection of drone. After the presentation, Yu was not satisfied with his performance during the Q&A session. At the same time, he felt the need for practice and learning about Q&A. Finally, he said that he wants to make further efforts to overcome the difficulty in answering questions in the rest of the school life.

As for future activities, Ohya will join CIES conference held in Atlanta in March, and Yu plans to conduct drone operation and recoding training for DPL staff in Luang Prabang in March based on the training manual.

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