About The Author

Dr. Masaru YARIME received B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in Economics and Policy Studies of Technological Change from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Previously he worked as Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Then he has taken the position of Project Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Innovation Governance (STIG) at the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) in the University of Tokyo in Japan, prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong as an associate professor in the School of Energy and Environment in January 2017. He also has appointments as Honorary Reader in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) of University College London in the United Kingdom and Visiting Scholar of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute. He was awarded Abe Fellow 2014 by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) of the United States.

His research interests center around examining public policy, corporate strategy, and institutional design on science, technology, and innovation for energy, environment, and sustainability. For the past years he has been engaged in research, educational, and societal activities from interdisciplinary perspectives, with an aim to understand the complex interfaces among natural sciences, engineering and social sciences and the dynamic interactions between technology and institutions in creating sustainability innovation. He is particularly interested in exploring the structure, functions, and evolution of innovation systems involving various types of knowledge, actors, and institutions in society. He has been involved in numerous projects through cooperation and collaboration with key stakeholders in academia, industry, government, and civil society in industrialized as well as developing countries.

Data-intensive Approaches To Creating Innovation For Sustainable Smart Cities

Located at the complex intersection of economic development and environmental change, cities play a central role in our efforts to move towards sustainability. Reducing air and water pollution, improving energy efficiency while securing energy supply, and minimizing vulnerabilities to disruptions and disturbances are interconnected and pose a formidable challenge, with their dynamic interactions changing in