Hirotugu Akaike

1927 - 2009

Hirotugu Akaike

Hirotugu Akaike (赤池 弘次, Akaike Hirotsugu, IPA: [akaike çiɾotsɯɡɯ], November 5, 1927 – August 4, 2009) was a Japanese statistician. In the early 1970s, he formulated the Akaike information criterion (AIC). AIC is now widely used for model selection, which is commonly the most difficult aspect of statistical inference; additionally, AIC is the basis of a paradigm for the foundations of statistics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hirotugu Akaike has received more than 621,145 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,775th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Hirotugu Akaike ranks 1,767 out of 2,001Before her are Jean Marcel Honoré, Silvano Piovanelli, Laurean Rugambwa, Louis-Marie Billé, Vicente Enrique y Tarancón, and Odilo Scherer. After her are Ned Maddrell, Polycarpus I of Byzantium, Luis Aponte Martínez, Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Shunryū Suzuki, and Zoltan Sarosy.

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Among people born in 1927, Hirotugu Akaike ranks 231Before her are Cesar Chavez, Luis Rijo, B. V. Doshi, Carl Switzer, Lee Konitz, and Yury Grigorovich. After her are Walter Zeman, Karl Stotz, Gerard K. O'Neill, Aušra Augustinavičiūtė, William Perry, and Stein Eriksen. Among people deceased in 2009, Hirotugu Akaike ranks 185Before her are Alexis Argüello, Alain Bashung, Charlie Mariano, Koko Taylor, Richard Todd, and Monica Bleibtreu. After her are Glenn Davis, Kamala Surayya, Rodrigo Carazo Odio, Edward Woodward, Ivan Gubijan, and Betsy Blair.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hirotugu Akaike ranks 853 out of 3,113Before her are Teruo Nimura (1943), Takeshi Urata (1947), Shigefumi Mori (1951), Chushiro Hayashi (1920), Kei Nishikori (1989), and Ayumi Hamasaki (1978). After her are Tōru Furuya (1953), Katsuyoshi Kuwahara (1944), Hiroshi Yoshida (1958), Takeshi Ono (1944), Takehito Koyasu (1967), and Shunryū Suzuki (1904).


Among religious figures born in Japan, Hirotugu Akaike ranks 24Before her are Peter Shirayanagi (1928), Peter Doi (1892), Murder of Junko Furuta (1971), Paul Yoshigoro Taguchi (1902), Joseph Asajiro Satowaki (1904), and Stephen Fumio Hamao (1930). After her are Shunryū Suzuki (1904) and Thomas Aquino Manyo Maeda (1949).

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