- Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo

- Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo


- Address : Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Yayoi 1-1-1, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan
- Tel / Fax : 81-3-5841-5699
- E-mail :


Room 606, Bldg.1 of ERI

Research Theme

Research Direction

Current Research Projects

- Agent based simulation of large urban area evacuation, with detailed model of environment and sophisticated agents
- Application of multi agent simulations for solving the problem of optimum resource allocation in recovering lifeline networks
- Higher order extension of PDS-FEM and applications in crack propagation simulations
- Application of high performance computing in large scale agent based simulations

Brief History

( Education )

Dr.(Eng.), Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo, 2005

M. E., Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo, 2000

B. E., Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1999

( Employment )

Associate Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 2012-Present

Project Assistant Professor, Global Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, University of Tokyo, 2010-2011

Research scientist, Institute For Research on Earth Evolution, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2005-2009

Article / Book (2008-)

Leonel Enrique Aguilar Melgar, Wijerathne Maddegedara Lalith Lakshman, Muneo Hori, Tsuyoshi Ichimura and Seizo Tanaka, On the Development of an MAS Based Evacuation Simulation System: Autonomous Navigation & Collision Avoidance, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8291, pp 388-395, 2013

M.L.L. Wijerathne, L.A. Melgar, M. Hori, T. Ichimura, S. Tanaka, HPC Enhanced Large Urban Area Evacuation Simulations with Vision based Autonomously Navigating Multi Agents, Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 18, pp 1515-1524, 2013

Maddegedara Lalith, Hori Muneo and Ichimura Tsuyoshi, Parallel scalability enhancements of seismic response and evacuation simulations of Integrated Earthquake Simulator, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7851, pp 105-117, 2013

T. Ichimura, M. Hori and M. L. L. Wijerathne, Linear Finite Elements with Orthogonal Discontinuous Basis Functions for Explicit Earthquake Ground Motion Modeling, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 86, 286-300, 2011 April, DOI: 10.1002/nme.3062

M. L. L. Wijerathne, Muneo Hori, Hide Sakaguchi and Kenji Oguni , 3D dynamic simulation of crack propagation in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and En-gineering, 2010, doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/10/1/012120

M. L. L. Wijerathne, Kenji Oguni, Muneo Hori, Numerical analysis of growing crack problems using particle discretization scheme, Int. J. for Numerical Methods in Eng., 80-1, 46-73, 2009

Kenji Oguni, M. L. L. Wijerathne, and Muneo Hori, Three dimensional photoelasticity with equilibrium constraint, Applied Physics letters, 92-24, 241117 - 241117-3, 2008, doi:10.1063/1.2949683- 2008

M. L. L. Wijerathne, Kenji Oguni and Muneo Hori, Stress filed tomography based on 3D photoelasticity, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 56, 1065-1085, 2008