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Professor, Vice President and Dean
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Dr. Oyama obtained Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from College of Engineering of the University of Tokyo in Japan in 1969 and 1971, respectively. He was given degree of Ph.D from School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (ORIE) in the College of Engineering of Cornell University in 1977. He worked for the Economic Research Institute of the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry in Japan as a researcher from 1971 to 1980. Then he taught at the Department of Arts and Science, and Graduate School of Policy Science in Saitama University as Assistant Professor in 1980-81, Associate Professor in 1981-1988 and Professor in 1988-1997. He has been teaching as a Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) since 1997. He has been Dean since April, 2000 and Vice President since June, 2003 at GRIPS. He has been working active currently as a Vice President for the Operations Research Society of Japan.
Applying operations research theory to public sectors decision making, policy analysis and evaluation. Other interests are in the areas such as mathematical programming model analyses for energy and environmental problems, spatial interaction model analyses for inter-regional commodity flow phenomena, optimal public facility location problems and mathematical modeling approaches, apportionment problem and political districting problem, city traffic management policy analyses, mathematical modeling approaches for policy evaluation, and so on.