BiographyJun'ichi Takeuchi was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in majoring physics in 1989. He received the Dr. Eng. degree in mathematical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1996. From 1989 to 2006, he worked for NEC Corporation, Japan. In 2006, he moved to Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, where he is a Professor. From 1996 to 1997 he was a Visiting Research Scholar at Department of Statistics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. He was involved in the start of the annual workshop series on Information-Based Induction Sciences (IBIS, Japan domestic) in 1998, and has been a member of the IBIS steering committee. His research interest includes mathematical statistics, information geometry, information theory, machine learning and data mining. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, and JSIAM.