Kinya Toride

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (SPD/CPD)

University of Washington

University of Tokyo

Research fields: hydrology, hydrometeorology, data assimilation

Email: kinya at

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Research Interests


  • Improving the predictability of atmospheric river induced precipitation

  • Characterization of extreme precipitation (Probable Maximum Precipitation)

  • Historical weather reconstruction using old diaries and data assimilation

  • Stochastic modeling of unsaturated flow in heterogeneous soils

  • High-resolution soil moisture monitoring by assimilating active and passive microwave remote sensing




2019.3: Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

2019.3: Master of Science in Atmospheric Science, University of California, Davis

2015.9: Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan

2014.3: Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan

Awards and Fellowships

2019-2024: JSPS Cross-border Postdoctoral (CPD) Fellowship

2019-2022: JSPS Superlative Postdoctoral (SPD) Fellowship (switched to CPD)

2017: Johannes “Joe” DeVries Graduate Student Award, University of California, Davis


Teaching Experience


2014: Teaching Assistant, River measurement field study, University of Tokyo, Japan


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