Ryuichi Kitamura Fund

Over the span of 30 years, Ryuichi Kitamura left an indelible mark on the transportation profession through his contributions in the areas of activity-based analysis, travel demand modeling, time-use research, dynamic analysis of travel behavior, travel survey methods, and transportation policy studies. The Kitamura family, together with the two universities at which Ryuichi spent his career – UC Davis and Kyoto University – have established the Ryuichi Kitamura Fund in support of graduate student scholarship and exchange of ideas in the field of travel behavior research. The fund is administered by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies Gifts to the fund at all levels are welcome.

Income from the fund will be used to recognize outstanding travel behavior scholarship by students anywhere in the world, and foster greater intellectual and cultural exchange between the East and the West. Through the generosity of the Kitamura family, Springer Publishing, and Cynthia Chen with Haiyun Lin, several mementos of Ryuichi are available as tokens of appreciation for your gift. • A book of photographs taken by Ryuichi or a special issue of the journal Transportation compiled in Ryuichi’s memory (minimum donation $100). • A collection of tributes and photographs of Ryuichi with other people, contributed by the international community shortly after his passing (downloadable PDF file only; minimum donation $50). • A set of six note cards made from photos Ryuichi took (minimum donation $25).


Thomas C. Mackey

Associate Director of Development

530-754-6514 (Phone)

530-752-6572 (Fax)

Fund purpose

Student Support

Fund type


UC Davis
Office of University Development

UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270

Phone: (530) 754-4438
Fax: (530) 754-2294