Aki-Hiro SATO graduated from Tohoku University, Japan in 1997 and received the Doctor of Information Sciences in Graduate School of Information Sciences from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 2001. He worked with Dr. H. Takayasu and Dr. Y. Sawada on stochastic processes and nonlinear dynamics with applications in financial markets and agent-based modeling during his Ph.D studies. From 2000 to 2001 he worked as a Doctoral Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in Research Institute of Electrical Communication of Tohoku University. From 2001 to 2006, he worked as a Research Associate in Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. From 2007 to 2017, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. He was a research fellow of Canon Institute for Global Studies from February 2015 to December 2017. Since 2017, he has been a Program-Specific Associate Professor in Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. He has also been a PREST researcher of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) since October 2015.
A.-H. Sato's research has concerned on issues of microscopic dynamics and statistical properties in complex socio-economic systems. His research methodology is of data-driven investigation which has been recently enabled by development and spread of information and communication technology. From a practical point of view, risk assessment of complex socio-economic systems is of crucial issues in order to make our decision in actual environments. A.-H. Sato's current interests are in understanding both external and internal environments of our society such as cognitive patterns of market participants in financial markets, production-consumption of goods driven by demand-supply imbalance, risk assessments under uncertain environments, and so forth. He attempts to shed light on these problems from viewpoints of similarity, causality, and universality. His recent other interests are related to system design of energy management to rebuild our society from man-machine point of view.