Hajime Shimao

Assistant Professor of Data Analytics, Engineering
Main Building, 220Q

Hajime Shimao received his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University, his M.S. in Decision Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology and his B.A. in Psychology from Tokyo University. He conducts research by applying machine learning and statistical techniques to a wide range of topics in interdisciplinary social science including economics, sociology, laws, history, and art. His articles have been published in top conferences such as ICML and academic journals such as Nature Communications. Prior to joining Penn State, he worked for Santa Fe Institute and McGill University.

  • Machine learning
  • Data analytics
  • Economics
  • Complex Systems

Selected Publications

Shin, J., M. H. Price, D. H. Wolpert, H. Shimao, B. Tracey, and T. A. Kohler. 2020. "Scale and Information-Processing Thresholds in Holocene Social Evolution." Nature Communications 11 (1): 2394.

Cohen, M. C., S. Dahan, W. Khern-Am-Nuai, H. Shimao, and J. Touboul. 2023. "The Use of AI in Legal Systems: Determining Independent Contractor vs. Employee Status." Artificial Intelligence and Law: 1-30.

  • Ph.D. Economics, Purdue University
  • M.S. Economics, Purdue University
  • M.S. Decision Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Tokyo