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JSPS Research Fellow, School of Biology, University of St Andrews

I obtained my PhD and MSc in Behavioural Science (2015 and 2012), and a BSc in Fisheries Science (2010) from Hokkaido University, Japan. I moved to the University of St Andrews, Scotland as the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Overseas Research Fellow (2015-2017). I am now a JSPS Research Fellow (PD; 2017-2020).

My research focuses on the computational underpinnings and eco-evolutionary implications of human social learning and their relationships with group decision-making and collective behaviour. Using computational modelling and Bayesian statistical methods, coupled with online realtime behavioural experimentation, I am quantitatively approaching human social behaviour and group dynamics. I also use mathematical models to study population dynamics and evolutionary games.


  • –present
    Visiting scholar, School of Biology, University of St Andrews