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Yuichiro Anzai

President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Yuichiro Anzai is President of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan’s representative research funding agency. Dr. Anzai also serves as a member of Chairperson of the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO. From 2001 to 2009, Dr. Anzai was President of Keio University. Prior to that, he was Dean of the School of Science Technology (1993 to 2001) and Professor of Computer Science (starting in 1988) at Keio. He also served as Chairperson of the Central Council for Education. After receiving his PhD from Keio in 1974, Dr. Anzai was a postdoctoral research fellow (1976 to 1978) and visiting assistant professor (1981 to 1982) at Carnegie Mellon University, performing a research on human and machine learning in the Department of Psychology and the School of Computer Science.