Yoh Kawano is UCLA’s Campus GIS Coordinator, where he supports collaborative environments between interdisciplinary groups, serving as a catalyst to promote and advance spatial research interests. He also oversees a community of campus GIS users by conducting GIS workshops and managing a campus GIS knowledge base website.
Previously, Yoh Kawano worked as the Director of Information Technology for the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, where he oversaw strategic technology applications towards neighborhood empowerment, disaster and emergency management and academic research. His duties included the conceptualization, design and development of innovative information technology tools for web-based applications, Management Information Systems and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for community development-related projects. Yoh has represented CNK around the country and internationally. He was recently in Banda Aceh, Indonesia providing technical support to local NGO’s in the post-tsunami relief process.
Yoh is also a lecturer for the Urban Planning Department at UCLA where he teaches GIS Yoh has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the International Christian University of Tokyo, and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from UCLA.