Senior Leadership

Ryota Kanai
Shuntaro Sasai
Vice President for Research
Shun-ichi Amari
Research Advisor

Teams and Leaders

Reinforcement Learning team
Leader Kai Arulkumaran
Disease Biomarker team
Leader Junichi Chikazoe
Metacognition team
Leader Ippei Fujisawa
Information Theory & Complex Systems team
Leader Pablo Morales
Brain Communication team
Leader Shuntaro Sasai
Neurotech Application team
Leader Shuntaro Sasai

Research Director and Advisor

Ryota Kanai
Research Director

Founder & CEO of Araya, Inc. After graduating from the Faculty of Science at Kyoto University in 2000, he received his PhD (Cum Laude) in 2005 from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he studied visual information processing in the human brain. After working as a researcher at California Institute of Technology in the U.S. and University College London in the U.K., and as a JST PRESTO researcher and Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex in the U.K., he founded Araya, Inc. and worked full time there since 2015.

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Shun-ichi Amari
Research Advisor

Dr Shun-ichi Amari is a mathematical neuroscientist. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and a honorary science advisor at RIKEN. He initiated information geometry, which has been widely applied in various fields such as statistics, signal processing, information theory, machine learning and more. He is also one of pioneers in developing mathematical theories of neural networks. He is currently working on integrated information theory and Wasserstein distance using information geometry.