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Who is Japanese statistician Hirotugu Akaike

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Search engine giant Google on Sunday is celebrating the 90th birthday of Japanese Statistician Hirotugu Akaike's with a special doodle.

Who is Dr Hirotugu Akaik

Born on November 5, 1927 - August 4, 2009, Hirotsugu Akaike worked on information theory. In the early 1970s he formulated a criterion for model selection-the Akaike information criterion, which is now widely used.

In 2006, Akaike was awarded the Kyoto Prize for his major contribution to statistical science and modeling in the development of the Akaike Information Criterion (AIC).

He died on August 8, 2009 at the age of 81 of pneumonia in Ibaraki Prefecture.

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