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Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences,
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Contact information:

  • Aramaki aza Aoba 6-3, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578, Japan
  • E-mail: shinsuke.szk[at]gmail.com
Research interests:
  • Computational and neural processes of social value-based decision making
  • Evolution of cooperation under natural selection

Research experience and skills:

  • Model-based fMRI, game theory, behavioral economics, dynamical systems theory, Linux, Matlab, Java, SPM2, 5 and BrainVoyager.

Education:

  • 2008 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. (Committee: Mamoru Kaneko, Eizo Akiyama, Ryuichiro Ishikawa, Hideo Ueichi, Akihito Hashimoto)
  • 2005 M.A. in Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. (Supervisor: Mamoru Kaneko and Eizo Akiyama)
  • 2003 B.A. in Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. (Supervisor: Eizo Akiyama)

 Professional Position:

  • 2016-             Assistant Professor, Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University.
  • 2014-2016      Postdoctoral fellow for research abroad of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
  • 2012-2016      Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroscience, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology.
  • 2011-2014      Postdoctoral fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
  • 2011-2014      Visiting scientist, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University.
  • 2011-      Visiting scientist, Laboratory for Integrated Theoretical Neuroscience, RIKEN Brain Science Institute.
  • 2008-2011  Research scientist, Laboratory for Integrated Theoretical Neuroscience, RIKEN Brain Science Institute.
  • 2006-2007  Research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 

Honors, Distinctions, and Grants:

  • 2014-          SUNTORY FOUNDATION Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists
  • 2011-2014  Research Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promoting of Science for Young Scientists.
  • 2008   University of Tsukuba President's Award.
  • 2006-2007  Research Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Young Scientists.
  • 2005  Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering Chairman's Award.