Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Hirotugu Akaike

November 5, 1927 Born in Shizuoka Prefecture

Academic Career

1945 Graduated from Naval Academy of Japan
1948 Graduated from The First High School (*under the old education system. This high school was one of the predecessors of The University of Tokyo.)
1952 Graduated from School of Science, The University of Tokyo


1961 D.Sc in mathematics from The University of Tokyo

Professional Career

1952 Researcher, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics
1962 Section Head, The Second Research Section, The first Research Division
1973 Divisional Head, the Fifth Division
1985 Director, Control and Systemanalysis
1986 Director-General (-1994)
1988 Council Member, Science Council of Japan(-July 7, 1991)
1988 Chair, The Department of the Statistical Science, School of Multidisciplinary Science, The Graduate School of Advanced Study
1994 Professor Emeritus, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics
1994 Professor Emeritus, The Graduate School of Advanced Study


1972 Ishikawa Prize
1980 Okochi Memorial Technology Prize
1989 Asahi Prize
1989 Purple Ribbon Medal
1996 Japanese Statistical Society Prize
2000 Second Class Order of the Sacred Treasure
2006 Kyoto Prize


1981 American Statistical Association
1983 Royal Statistical Society
1985 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
1989 Institute of Mathematical Statistics
August 4 2009 Died of pneumonia in Ibaraki Prefecture

Court Rank

(Following his death, Dr. Akaike was posthumously conferred with Shou-Shi-i, Japan's Official court rank, on August 4, 2009)