a Japanese computer scientist at Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba. His research interests includes Monte-Carlo Tree Search applied to Shogi. His paper A Shogi Program based on Monte-Carlo Tree Search  won the 2010 ICGA Journal Award.
- Yoshikuni Sato, Daisuke Takahashi, Reijer Grimbergen (2010). A Shogi Program based on Monte-Carlo Tree Search. ICGA Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2
- Yoshikuni Sato, Makoto Miwa, Shogo Takeuchi, Daisuke Takahashi (2013). Optimizing Objective Function Parameters for Strength in Computer Game-Playing. AAAI 2013