Shun'ichi Amari

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Shun'ichi Amari
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Shun'ichi Amari
Native name
甘利 俊一
Born1936 (age 82–83)
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo
Known forInformation Geometry
AwardsIEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (1997)

Shun'ichi Amari (甘利 俊一, Amari Shun'ichi), is a Japanese scholar born in 1936 in Tokyo, Japan.


He majored in Mathematical Engineering in 1958 from the University of Tokyo then graduated in 1963 from the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo.

His M. Eng. in 1960 was entitled Topological and Information-Theoretical Foundation of Diakoptics and Codiakoptics. His Dr. Eng. in 1963 was entitled Diakoptics of Information Spaces.

Shun'ichi Amari received several awards and is a visiting professor of prestigious universities.

He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles[1]

He is currently holding a position of the prestigious RIKEN lab and is vice-president of Brain Science Institute, director of Brain Style Information Systems Group and team leader of Mathematical Neuroscience Laboratory.[2]

He was a winner of the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (1997)[3]

Concepts developed[edit]

Key works[edit]

  • A Geometrical Theory of Information (in Japanese), Kyoritsu, 1968
  • Information Theory (in Japanese), Daiamondo-sha, 1971
  • Mathematical Theory of Nerve Nets (in Japanese), Sangyotosho, 1978
  • Methods of Information Geometry,[4] in collaboration with Hiroshi Nagaoka, originally published in Japanese in 1993 and published in English in 2000 with the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Amari Shun'ichi's publication page at RIKEN Brain Science Institute
  2. ^ Amari Shun'ichi's curriculum page at RIKEN Brain Science Institute
  3. ^ "IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 24, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  4. ^ Methods of Information Geometry, Oxford University Press 2000

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