MEMBERS

Director

Atsuo Iiyoshi

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Board Chairman of Directors/Chancellor, Chubu University

Academic Appointments:

2011-present Board Chairman of Directors, Chubu University
2005-present Chancellor, Chubu University

Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Professor Emeritus, Graduate University for Advanced Studies
Professor Emeritus, National Institute for Fusion Science
Member, Physical Society of Japan
Member, Japan Society Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research
Member, Council for Science, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Previous Appointments:

1999 President, Chubu University
1989 Director General, National Institute for Fusion Science, Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture
1988 Director, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Kyoto University

1974 Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
1969 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Keio University
1966 Researcher, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, UK
1965 Researcher, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, USA

Education:

1965 Ph.D. (Engineering), Keio University
1960 B.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Keio University

Selected Awards & Honors:

2015 Order of the Sacred Treasure (Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon)

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Chairman of CUAES Management Committee/ Coordinator

Tetsuro Matsuzawa


Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences

Born in 1950 (Ehime Prefecture, Japan)

Research Interests:

Comparative cognitive science
Famous worldwide for his outstanding works in a series of laboratory studies called “Ai Project” and field studies in Chimpanzees.

Education

1989 Ph.D. (Science), Kyoto University
1974 B.A., Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University

Academic Appointments:

2016- present
Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences

Previous Appointments:

Full Professor, Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University

Selected Awards & Honors:

2013 Person of Cultural Merits, Japanese Government
2012-2016 President, the International Primatological Society
2004 Chunichi Cultural Prize
2004 The Medal with Purple Ribbon

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http://matsuzawa.kyoto/

Coordinator

Shigefumi Mori

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Director and Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences

Born in 1951 (Aichi Prefecture, Japan)

Research Interests:

Algebraic Geometry, especially Birational Geometry
The Fields Medalist in 1990
(Note: The Fields Medal is known as the mathematician’s “Nobel Prize”)

Education:

1978 Ph.D. (Science), Kyoto University
1973 B.S., Faculty of Science, Kyoto University

Academic Appointments:

2016- present
Director and Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences

Previous Appointments:

Professor, RIMS, Kyoto University
Professor, Nagoya University
Assistant, Kyoto University,

Selected Awards & Honors:

2015-present President, the International Mathematical Union, becoming the first head of the group from East Asia
2010 University Professor, Nagoya University
1990 Person of Cultural Merits, Japanese Government
1990 Fields Prize, ICM at Kyoto, Japan
1984 Chunichi Cultural Prize

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Committee Members

Osamu Ishihara

Masashi Tsujimoto

Hisashi Yamamoto

yamamoto
Professor and Director, Molecular Catalyst Research Center, Chubu University
Professor and Director, Institute of Science and Technology Research,
Chubu University

Born in 1943 (Hyogo Prefecture, Japan)

Research Interests:Synthetic organic chemistry and catalytic chemistry
Well-known as the world’s top researcher in molecular acid catalysis

Education:

1971 Ph. D., Harvard University
1967 B. S., Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University

Academic Appointments:

2016-present
President of Chemical Society of Japan
2012-present
Research Supervisor, JST Crest Project of Molecular Technology
2012-present
Professor and Director, Molecular Catalyst Research Center, Chubu University

Previous Appointments:

Professor, Chicago University
Professor, Nagoya University

Selected Awards & Honors:

2017 ACS Award for Roger Adams Prize
2012 Fujiwara Prize
2007 Japan Academy Award
2002 Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon (Japan)

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Takaho Ando

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Vice Director, Institute for the Promotion of Research, Chubu University

Born in 1949 (Aichi Prefecture, Japan)

Research Interests:

History of social thoughts of public sphere and new social philosophy

Education:

Ph.D. (Economics), Nagoya University
B.A., School of Law, Nagoya University

Academic Appointments:

2015-present Vice Director, Institute for the Promotion of Research, Chubu University

Previous Appointments:

Professor, Nagoya University

Selected Awards & Honors:

2009 Japan Academy Prize

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Hiromichi Fukui

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Director, Chubu Institute for Advanced Studies, Chubu University
Director, International GIS Center

Born in 1956 (Hyogo Prefecture, Japan)

Research Interests:

Global environmental studies, regional planning studies, spatial information sciences
The research goals are “establishing Digital Earth” and applying it to environmental issues and disaster prevention/reduction.

Education:

Ph.D. (Science), Nagoya University
B.S., School of Science, Nagoya University,

Academic Appointments:

2011-present
Director, Chubu Institute for Advanced Studies, Chubu University
Director, International GIS Center

Previous Appointments:

Professor, Keio University
Employed at Sumishin Research Institute, and Environmental Assessment Center

Selected Awards & Honors:

2009 ISDE Medal
2001 Keio Award

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Kozo Matsubayashi

Keizo Yamaguchi

Toshikazu Hasegawa

Makoto Yano

Takao Doi

Shiro Kohshima


CUAES faculty members

Ichiro Tsuda


Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences
Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University

Research Interests:

Complex systems of brains
Established the theory of chaos in Japan.

Education:

1982 Ph.D. (Physics), Kyoto University
1977 B.S., Faculty of Science, Osaka University

Academic Appointments:

2016-present
Visiting Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences
2014-present
Associate Member of Science Council of Japan
1993-present
Professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University

Previous Appointments:

Deputy Director, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University
Director, Research Center for Integrative Mathematics, Hokkaido University
Associate Professor, Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Computer Science Kyushu Institute of Technology

Selected Awards & Honors:

2013 Merit Award
2010 HFSP Program Award
2007 Plenary Lecture, the 6th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)
2000 Plenary Lecture, the 1st SIAM Pacific Rim Conference on the Dynamical Systems

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Zin Arai

Kazunari Ushida

Ikki Matsuda

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Associate Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences

Born in 1978 (Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan)

Research Interests:

Ecology and Primatology
Conducting researches on the ecology of various species of wild primates by doing fieldwork in the rainforests overseas.

Education:

2008 Ph.D. (Environmental Science), Hokkaido University
2002 B.S., Faculty of Engineering, Doshisha University

Academic Appointments:

2016-present
Associate Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences
Others
Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University
Advisor, Japan Monkey Center
Visiting Researcher, University of Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

Previous Appointments:

Program-Specific Assistant Professor, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Research Fellow (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Selected Awards & Honors:

2016 Miyaji Award, Ecological Society of Japan
2013 Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant Award
2011 Takashima Prize, Primate Society of Japan

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Hiroko Kuwahata

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Specially-Appointed Assistant Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences

Born in 1976 (Hyogo Prefecture, Japan)

Research Interests:

Comparative cognitive science, Comparative developmental science

Education:

2004 Ph.D. (Psychology), Kyoto University
1999 B.A., Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University

Academic Appointments:

2016-present
Specially-Appointed Assistant Professor, Chubu University Academy of Emerging Sciences

Previous Appointments:

Researcher, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University

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