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SCS Faculty: The Okawa Prize

-– The Okawa Prize is intended to pay tribute to and make public recognition of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to research, technological development and business in the information and telecommunications fields, internationally.

The The Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications is an authorized non-profit organization that was established in Japan in 1986 to provide funding for and give recognition to new studies in the information and telecommunications fields, to conduct surveys, analyses and collection of information, and to nurture human resources. The Foundation was established by the late Mr. Isao Okawa, founder of CSK Corporation, with an endowment fund of five billion yen consisting of donations by Mr. Okawa, CSK group companies, and others. The Foundation's outstanding achievements have since led to the Japanese government approving it as a designated public benefit organization.

In addition to a Research Grant that was initiated with its establishment, in 1992 the Foundation started presentation of the Okawa Prize and Okawa Publications Prize, to commemorate its fifth anniversary. The Okawa Foundation will continue to promote an even greater array of activities for the public good internationally, with the objective of helping to form a thriving and prosperous advanced information society in the twenty-first century world.

  • Jaime G. Carbonell, 2015
    For outstanding contributions to research in language technologies, machine learning and computational biology in the field of artificial intelligence.

  • Takeo Kanade, 2007
    For far-reaching and pioneering research achievements in computer vision, artificial intelligence, and robotics, and the outstanding and innovative teaching that has produced the next generation of leaders in these fields.

  • Raj Reddy, 2004
    For pioneering research on large scale artificial intelligence systems, human-computer interaction and the Internet, and outstanding contributions to information and telecommunications policy and nurture of many human resources.

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