Akaike Memorial Lecture Award

 The Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) and the Japan Statistical Society (JSS) have inaugurated the Akaike Memorial Lecture Award under their joint sponsorship. The lecture will be presented during the Japanese Joint Statistical Meeting, a combined meeting of the organizations involved in the statistical sciences, and will feature a biennial lecturer recognized for his or her research accomplishments in this field. A memorial to the legacy of Dr. Hirotugu Akaike, we hope that this lecture will be a valuable stimulus to the minds ofyounger colleagues and contribute to the development of the statistical sciences.

 To promote the education of students and young researchers, the Akaike Memorial Lecture features a selected board of representatives who will engage in discussions after the lecture. The lecture and follow-up discussion will be published as an invited paper in the Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (AISM) or the Journal of the Japan Statistical Society (JJSS).

The 1st Akaike Memorial Lecture Award