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2024

January 23, 2024
Akira Nakashima (Secure System Platform Research Laboratories) received 2023 Symposium on Cryptography and Information Security (SCIS2023), SCIS Paper Award for "Research for homomorphic encryption”.
new windowISEC
new windowSCIS2023
new windowList of winners

2023

November 21, 2023
Shinya Yasuda (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories) received IEICE Technical Committee on Network Systems (NS) Young Researcher's Award for "Safe and Efficient Control of Cooperative Transportation Robot and Reduction of Computation Load”.
new windowIEICE Technical Committee on Network Systems
new windowList of winners
new windowPublication information
November 15, 2023
Masaki Inokuchi (Secure System Platform Research Laboratories) received KANTO Invention and Innovation Award, The Encouragement Prize for Invention for "Security assessment device”.
new windowKANTO Invention and Innovation Award
new windowList of winners
November 15, 2023
Takuya Ogawa (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories) received KANTO Invention and Innovation Award, Kanagawa Prefecture Governor's Award for "Object tracking technology that enables long-term tracking”.
new windowKANTO Invention and Innovation Award
new windowList of winners
November 10, 2023
Masataka Noguchi (Secure System Platform Research Laboratories) received Prominent technician “Modern master craftsman" 2023 for "Semiconductor chip manufacturing".
new windowOutline of the Award system
new windowPress release from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
PDFList of winners
November 2, 2023
Toshie Miyamoto (Secure System Platform Research Laboratories) was awarded Medal with Yellow Ribbon (Autumn 2023), a national honor, for the " Plastic molders”.
new windowCabinet Office
new windowMedals of Honour, etc.
PDFList of winners
November 2, 2023
Kazuhiko Minematsu (Secure Systems Platform Research Laboratories), Hayato Kimura, Takanori Isobe (University of Hyogo, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) and Ryoma Ito (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) received Computer Security Symposium (CSS) 2023, Student paper award for "Forgery attacks against distributed SNS protocol Nostr”.
new windowCSS2023
October 20, 2023
Hemant Prasad (Digital Technology Development Laboratories) received the 29th Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress (ITS-WC 2023), Best Paper Award for "Localization of Optic Fiber Cables for Traffic Monitoring using DFOS Data”.
new window29th ITS World Congress
October 12, 2023
Nakul Ghate, Shohei Mitani, Hirofumi Ueda (Secure System Platform Research Laboratories) received the 17th International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies (SECURWARE2023), Best Paper Award for "Lightweight Fine-grained Access Control Mechanism Based on Zero Trust in CPS”.
new windowSECUREWARE2023
new windowList of winners
October 7, 2023
Prakash Chaki (Advanced Network Research Laboratories) received Notable Services and Contributions towards the advancement of IEEE and the Engineering Professions.
new windowInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
September 28, 2023
Kaori Kobayashi (Medical Solutions Department), Eiji Yumoto (Secure System Platform Research Laboratories), Yuki Kosaka (Biometrics Research Laboratories), Yasuto Fushimi (Medical Solutions Department) and Kenichi Kamijo (Medical Device Software Department) received Japan Association for Medical Informatics, 6th Academic Paper Award, Best Academic Paper Award for "Identification of mild cognitive impairment subtypes predicting conversion to Alzheimer’s disease using multimodal data”.
new windowPublication information
September 28, 2023
Takahiro Toizumi, Koichi Takahashi and Masato Tsukada (Biometrics Research Laboratories) received The 71st Electrical Science and Engineering Promotion Award for "Achieve and maintain world’s No. 1 iris recognition performance on NIST IREX10 to spread biometrics applications”.
new windowThe Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering
PDFList of winners
September 13, 2023
Eiji Takahashi (Secure System Platform Research Laboratories) received IEICE Communications Society: Distinguished Contributions Award for "Contribution as a Vice Chair of IEICE Technical Committee on Information and Communication Management”.
new windowIEICE
new windowList of winners
June 23, 2023
Yasunori Babazaki, Kota Iwamoto, Katsuhiko Takahashi (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories), Eisuke Adachi, Makoto Takehara (NEC Solution Innovators) and Jun Kobayashi (Biometrics and Video Analytics Platform Department) received Gold Prize of the 2022 Field Innovation Award of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) for "Development of an Automatic Farmed Fish Measuring System Using Image Recognition AI”.
new windowThe Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
new windowList of winners
June 19, 2023
Takashi Egawa (Former Global Innovation Strategy Division, NEC) received The Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) Chairman's Award for "Achievements related to the standardization of AI ethics and trust”.
new windowTTC
new windowList of winners
June 19, 2023
Toru Yamada (Global Innovation Strategy Department) received The Telecommunication Technology Committee(TTC)Distinguished Service Award for "Contributions to standardization activities to meet the needs of the times as a Strategy Committee member”.
new windowTTC
new windowList of winners
June 16, 2023
Ryo Kawai, Noboru Yoshida, Jianquan Liu (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories) and Kazuki Omi (Nagoya Institute of Technology) received the 15th Forum on Data Engineering and Information Management (DEIM2023), Excellent Paper Award for "Simple consulting about image recognition by using the machine learning model”.
new windowDEIM2023
new windowAward
June 7, 2023
Katsumi Emura (former Global Innovation Unit) was awarded the title of IPSJ Honorary Member of Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ).
new windowInformation Processing Society of Japan
new windowList of winners
April 28, 2023
Hitoshi Imaoka (NEC Fellow) was awarded Medal with Purple Ribbon (Spring 2023), a national honor, for the "Developing high-precision face recognition technologies that contribute to global safety and security".
new windowCabinet Office
new windowMedals of Honour, etc.
new windowList of awards (Kanagawa Pref.)
March 24, 2023
Katsumi Emura (Global Innovation Unit) was awarded the title of Fellow of Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) for "Pioneering research in optical communication technology, contributing to the development of the telecommunications industry and the management of academic conferences".
new windowIPSJ
new windowList of winners
March 9, 2023
Masayuki Ariyoshi (Advanced Network Research Laboratories) received The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Fellow for "R&D on Dynamic Spectrum Access and Rader-Based Security Systems".
new windowIEICE
new windowList of winners
March 9, 2023
Shoma Tateno (Advanced Network Research Laboratories) received The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Young Researcher's Award for "The capacity expansion of SDM transmission systems in submarine cable" and "Increase of capacity by bidirectional transmission in 6-core MCF submarine cable systems".
new window2022 IEICE General Conference
new window2022 IEICE Society Conference
new windowPublished paper
new windowPublished paper
January 25, 2023
Isamu Furuya (Secure System Platform Research Laboratories) received Information Security Encouragement Award for "Corruption-Correctable Message Authentication Code".
new windowISEC Program
new windowList of winners
new windowPublication information

2022

December 15, 2022
Tsenjung Tai (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories) received MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Japan 2022 for Development of high-precision image recognition technology specialized for SAR satellite images to rapidly assess disaster-affected areas for immediate response.
new windowMIT Technology Review
new windowList of winners
December 14, 2022
Tomohiko Yagyu, Hirofumi Ueda, Masaki Inokuchi, Shunichi Kinoshita and Ryo Mizushima (Secure System Platform Research Laboratories) received Telecom Advanced Technology Research Support Center (SCAT) Chairman’s Award 2022 for Development and practical application of automated cyber attack risk analysis technology.
new windowSCAT
PDFList of winners
December 1, 2022
Kosuke Kinoshita, Takahiro Kumura, Yuki Yamaguchi and Taichi Tanaka (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories) received Intelligence, Informatics and Infrastructure Excellent Paper Award The 3rd AI/Data Science Symposium JSCE for "Research on anomalous displacement detection of bridges using satellite SAR images”.
new windowJapan Society of Civil Engineers
new windowList of winners
November 25, 2022
Tomoyuki Hino (Digital Technology Development Laboratories), Philip Ji (NEC Laboratories America) and Hitoshi Sakurai (1st Solution Sales Department), received The 70th Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering Award for "Development and Implementation of Traffic Monitoring Technology Using Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing” and attended the presentation ceremony.
new windowThe Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering
PDFList of winners
November 24, 2022
Mobility Robot Group, Business Development Department received MCPC Award 2022 Service & Solution, Award of Excellence for Wireless controlled transport robot for distribution centers that "understands and controls the entire space”.
new windowMobile Computing Promotion Consortium
new window2022 Awards Ceremony
November 11, 2022
Toshie Miyamoto of Secure System Platform Research Laboratories received Prominent technician “Modern master craftsman” 2022 for Bioplastic materials development engineer.
new windowProminent technician “Modern master craftsman”
PDFList of winners
November 4, 2022
Junichi Abe, Daisaku Ogasahara (Advanced Network Research Laboratories) received Local Commendation for Invention of Kanto 2022 "The Encouragement Prize for Invention" for Frequency Deviation Compensation Method for Optical Communications (JP 6519479).
new windowKANTO Invention and Innovation Award
new windowList of winners
November 4, 2022
Takanori Iwai of Secure Systems Platforms Research Laboratories received Local Commendation for Invention of Kanto 2022 "Chairman's Prize from the Kanagawa Institute of Invention and Innovation" for Control signal load reduction technology for mobile networks (JP 6528888).
new windowKANTO Invention and Innovation Award
new windowList of winners
October 30, 2022
Shuhei Noyori, Makoto Yasukawa, Kosuke Nishihara and Yuki Kosaka (Biometrics Research Laboratories) et al. received Best paper award 12th Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics (APAMI2022) for "Spine-edge-based Features Extracted From 2D Images Enable Automatic Spine-posture Assessment”.
new windowAPAMI2022
October 14, 2022
Jiro Abe (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories) received JSCE Annual Meeting Excellent Presentation Award for "Deep learning-based automatic detection of spalling and exposed rebar in concrete bridges using LiDAR data”.
new windowJSCE Annual Meeting
new windowList of winners
new windowTechnical report
October 12, 2022
Karen Stephen, Jianquan Liu (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories), Anusha Bhamidipati (Biometrics Research Laboratories), Yongkang Wong and Mohan Kankanhalli (National University of Singapore) received the Best BNI (Brave New Ideas) Paper award at the 30th ACM Multimedia Conference 2022 for "Compute to Tell the Tale: Goal-Driven Narrative Generation”.
new windowACM Multimedia 2022, Lisbon
new windowBNI paper
new windowNUS Press release
September 30, 2022
Shohei Maruyama, Yoshiaki Nishikawa, Takeo Onishi, Eiji Takahashi, (Secure System Platform Research Laboratories) received APNOMS2022 Best Paper Award for " Identifying Root Cause of 5G Radio Quality Deterioration Using Machine Learning”.
new windowAPNOMS2022
new windowIEICE
new windowKICS
September 27, 2022
Tomoyuki Hino (Digital Technology Development Laboratories), Philip Ji (NEC Laboratories America), Hitoshi Sakurai (1st Solution Sales Department), received The 70th Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering Award for "Development and Implementation of Traffic Monitoring Technology Using Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing”.
new windowThe Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering
PDFList of winners
September 22, 2022
Hemant Prasad, Daisuke Ikefuji (Digital Technology Development Laboratories), Murtuza Petladwala (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories), and Hitoshi Sakurai (City Infrastructure Solution Division), et al. received the 28th Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress (ITS-WC 2022), Best Paper Award for "Noisy Trajectory Suppression Method for Traffic Flow Monitoring using Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensing”.
new window28th Annual ITS World Congress: Los Angeles - ITS America
new windowITS World Congress Closing Ceremony – YouTube
September 7, 2022
Toru Yamada (CTO Strategy Department) received Outstanding Contributions Award IEICE Communications Society for "Accomplishment and leadership as Chair of IEICE Technical Committee on Standardization and Innovation in ICT”.
new windowIEICE
new windowList of winners
September 7, 2022
Kazushi Muraoka (Advanced Network Research Laboratories) received IEICE , Communication Society, Distinguished Contributions Award for " Contribution as a Secretary of IEICE Technical Committee on Radio Communication System”.
new windowIEICE
new windowList of winners
September 5, 2022
Chenhui Huang (Biometrics Research Laboratories) received IEEE EMBS Japan Chapter Young Researcher Award for "Chenhui Huang, Special Researcher, Biometrics Research Laboratories”.
new windowEMBS 2022
new windowList of winners
new windowPublication information
June 14, 2022
Masahiro Serizawa (Global Innovation Strategy Division) received The Telecommunication Technology Committee(TTC)Chairman's Award for " Long-standing contributions to standardization on voice / audio coding and multimedia”.
new windowThe Telecommunication Technology Committee
June 7, 2022
Katsumi Emura (Global Innovation Unit) received FY2021 IPSJ Contribution Award for "Outstanding research achievements in driving research and development of information and communication technology, contributions to industry-academia-government collaboration for the development of the information and communication industry, and contributions to the development of the Information Processing Society of Japan as President”.
new windowInformation Processing Society of Japan
new windowIPSJ Contribution Award
June 7, 2022
Tatsuya Sumiya (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories) received IEICE RECONF Best Presentation Award (Corporate Category) for "FPGA Implementation of Radar Imaging for Walk-Through Security Screening System”.
new windowIEICE Technical Committee Submission System (RECONF)
new windowThe Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
May 18, 2022
Yuki Yamaguchi, Taichi Tanaka and Masato Toda (Visual Intelligence Research Laboratories) received RSSJ Best Presentation Award for " A method of SAR coherent change detection robust to layover regions using SAR tomography”.
new windowThe Remote Sensing Society of Japan
April 29, 2022
Masahiro Saiko (Biometrics Research Laboratories), Naoto Maeda (Digital Healthcare Business Development Division), Mohamed Abdelrahim and Pradeep Bhandari (Queen Alexandra Hospitals) received The ESGE Innovation of the Year Award (Best Procedural Innovation) for "WISE VISION® Endoscopy: A Novel Artificial Intelligence System for Computer Assisted Detection and Localisation of Early Barrett’s Neoplasia During Endoscopy”.
new windowEuropean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
April 8, 2022
Hitoshi Imaoka (NEC Fellow), Akihiro Hayasaka, Yusuke Morishita, Hiroshi Hashimoto and Koichi Takahashi (Biometrics Research Laboratories) received The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology "Awards for Science and Technology" (Development Category) 2022 for "Development of high accuracy facial recognition technology that contributes the security & safety of the world”.
new windowMinistry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
March 17, 2022
Hideyuki Shimonishi (System Platform Research Laboratories), received The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Fellow for "Research and Development of Software-Defined Networking and its Control and Management”.
new windowIEICE
new windowFellow Title Presenter
March 17, 2022
Takanobu Doi (System Platform Research Laboratories) received The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Young Researcher's Award for "Evaluation of Trainable Gaussian Belief Propagation Using 3GPP CDL Channel Model” and ”Trainable Gaussian Belief Propagation Initialized by MMSE Filters”.
new windowIEICE 2021 General Conference
new windowIEICE 2021 Society Conference
March 1, 2022
Yuichi Nakamura (Executive Professional, Global Innovation Unit) received Information Processing Society of Japan Study Group Activity Contribution Award 2021 for "Contribution to study group activities of system and LSI technology”.
new windowInformation Processing Society of Japan
new windowStudy Group Activity Contribution Award
February 27, 2022
Yuyang Dong (Data Science Research Laboratories) received DBSJ Kambayashi Young Researcher Award 2021 for "International contributions to research and development on data extension and integration”.
new windowThe Database Society of Japan(DBSJ)
new windowDEIM2022
new windowList of winners
February 7, 2022

2021

November 24, 2021
Tomoya Soma (Secure System Research Laboratories), Haifeng Chen (NEC Laboratories America), Masanao Natsumeda (Secure System Research Laboratories), received The 69th Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering Award for "A technology for detecting anomalies in large infrastructure systems using System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT)”.
new windowThe Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering
PDFList of winners
November 24, 2021
Masaki Inokuchi, Shunichi Kinoshita, Tomohiko Yagyu (Secure System Research Laboratories) received The 69th Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering Award for "Development and practical application of automated cyber attack risk analysis technology”.
new windowThe Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering
PDFList of winners
November 24, 2021
Jianquan Liu (Biometrics Research Laboratories), Shoji Nishimura (Global Innovation Strategy Division), Daisuke Sugidomari (NEC Aerospace Systems), received The 69th Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering Award and Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award for "The Development & Commercialization of A Video Search Technology Discovering Unregistered Target People from Million-Scale Videos in 10s”.
new windowThe Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering
PDFList of winners
November 17, 2021
NEC (Biometrics Research Laboratories) received Embedded Technology Excellence Prize at ET / IoT Technology AWARD 2021 hosted by Japan Embedded Systems Technology Association (JASA) for "Object detection acceleration technology by effectively utilizing AI chips”.
new windowJapan Embedded Systems Technology Association(JASA)
Press Releases
Technology Introduction
November 12, 2021
Hiroo Ikeda of Biometrics Research Laboratories received Local Commendation for Invention of Kanto 2021 "The Encouragement Prize for Invention" for TRAINING DATA GENERATING DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM, AND CROWD STATE RECOGNITION DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM (JP6008045/US9875431B2/ US10223620B2/US10515294B2/US10776674B2).
new windowKANTO Invention and Innovation Award
new windowList of winners
November 12, 2021
Jianquan Liu of Biometrics Research Laboratories received Local Commendation for Invention of Kanto 2021 "The Encouragement Prize for Invention" for INDEX GENERATING DEVICE AND METHOD, AND SEARCH DEVICE AND SEARCH METHOD (JP6183376/US10713229B2).
new windowKANTO Invention and Innovation Award
new windowList of winners
October 28, 2021
Kazuhiko Minematsu (Secure System Research Laboratories), et al. received Computer Security Symposium 2021, Encouraging Prize for "Security Analysis of End-to-end encryption SFrame”
new windowComputer Security Symposium 2021 (CSS2021)
September 15, 2021
Masayuki Ariyoshi (Data Science Research Laboratories) received IEICE, Communication Society, Outstanding Contributions Award for "For accomplishment and leadership as Chair of IEICE Technical Committee of Smart Radio”.
new windowIEICE
new windowList of winners
September 15, 2021
Yohei Hasegawa (System Platform Research Laboratories) received IEICE, Communication Society, Distinguished Contributions Award for "Contribution as a Reviewer for Papers Submitted to IEICE Communication Society”.
new windowIEICE
new windowList of winners
September 15, 2021
Yohei Hasegawa (System Platform Research Laboratories) received IEICE, Communication Society, Distinguished Contributions Award for "Contribution as a vice-chairman of the council of the technical committee representatives”.
new windowIEICE
new windowList of winners
September 15, 2021
Kazushi Muraoka (System Platform Research Laboratories) received IEICE, Communication Society, Distinguished Contributions Award for "Contribution as a Reviewer for Papers Submitted to IEICE Communication Society"
new windowIEICE
new windowList of winners
September 10, 2021
Anan Sawabe (System Platform Research Laboratories) received IEICE, Technical Committee on Communication Systems, Encouraging Award 2020 for "A self-learning traffic analysis method for self-driving private mobile networks”
new windowTechnical Committee on Communication Systems
new windowPrize
September 1, 2021
Seiya Shibata (Biometrics Research Laboratories) received IPSJ-CS Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award 2020 for "Contribution for IPSJ SIG-SLDM".
new windowInformation Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
new windowList of winners
July 30, 2021
Hiroshi Fukui, Yusuke Morishita (Biometrics Research Laboratories) received The 24th Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding (MIRU2021), Interactive presentation award for "Wide Range Feature Extraction by Efficient Self-Attention with Dilated Pattern ”
new windowMIRU2021
new windowList of winners
July 6, 2021
Masayuki Ariyoshi, Kazumine Ogura, Shingo Yamanouchi, Tatsuya Sumiya, Nagma Khan, Toshiyuki Nomura (Data Science Research Laboratories) received Excellent Paper Award, Congress of Japan Railway Cybernetics for "Invisible Sensing -Walk-through Concealed Weapon Detection-”.
new windowCongress of Japan Railway Cybernetics
June 21, 2021
Shogo Hayashi (Data Science Research Laboratories) received 2020 JSAI Best Paper Award for "Active Change-Point Detection”
new windowThe Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
new windowJSAI Best Paper Award
new windowOriginal Paper
June 8, 2021
Jianquan Liu (Biometrics Research Laboratories) received IPSJ 2020 Research and Engineering Award for "Research and Development of Video Analysis Technology for Unknown Persons.”
new windowInformation Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
new windowIPSJ 2020 Research and Engineering Award
June 8, 2021
Takuya Araki, Kazuhisa Ishizaka (Data Science Research Laboratories) received IPSJ 2020 Industrial Achievement Award for "Development of a vector computer based on new architecture and its application to AI”.
new windowInformation Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
new windowIPSJ 2020 Industrial Achievement Award
May 21, 2021
Masahiro Saiko (Biometrics Research Laboratories), Yukiko Masaike (NEC Europe Ltd.), Shota Ohtsuka, Naoto Maeda, Hitoshi Ikeda (Digital Healthcare Business division), et al. received United European Gastroenterology, UEG Week 2020, Best of Endoscopy of UEG Week 2020 for "ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE USING CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS FOR DETECTION OF EARLY BARRETT'S NEOPLASIA"
new windowUnited European Gastroenterology
May 12, 2021
March 30, 2021
March 18, 2021
Masaki Inokuchi (Security Research Laboratories) received IPSJ2020 Yamashita SIG Research Award for "Countermeasure planning method using attack graph for large scale environment”.
new windowInformation Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
new windowIPSJ2020 Yamashita SIG Research Award
March 12, 2021
Masatoshi Ishikawa of NEC Advisor (Tokyo University) received The 53rd Ichimura Prize in Science for Excellent Achievement for "Development of ultra-high-speed vision and its application”.
new windowThe Ichimura Prize in Science for Excellent Achievement Winner
new windowThe Ichimura Prize in Science
March 2, 2021
Naoto Ohsaka (Data Science Research Laboratories) received DBSJ2020 Kambayashi Young Researcher Award for "Study on database”.
new windowThe Database Society of Japan(DBSJ)
new windowDBSJ2020 Kambayashi Young Researcher Award
March 1, 2021
Yohei Hasegawa, Hidemi Noguchi, Kohei Hosokawa (System Platform Research Laboratories) and Morihiko Ota (1st Network Solutions Division) received IEICE Photonic Network Research Award for Enlarging optical communication capacity with relaxing error-ratio constraints and its system.
new windowTechnical Committee on Photonic Network (PN)
new windowPN Research Award
January 29, 2021
Masahiro Saiko (Biometrics Research Laboratories) and Yukiko Masaike (NEC Europe Ltd.) received British Society of Gastroenterology, BSG2020 Annual meeting, Gut Award for "Pixel-Based Deep Learning Models, A Step Closer To Real-Time Computer-Assisted Detection of Barrett’s Neoplasia”.
new windowBritish Society of Gastroenterology
new window2020 winners (only for the last two years)
January 13, 2021
Kazuhiko Minematsu and Akiko Inoue of Security Research Laboratories received Telecom Advanced Technology Research Support Center (SCAT) Chairman’s Award for Finding the vulnerability of the authenticated encryption scheme OCB2 and contribution to exclude it from ISO standard.
PDFSCAT Award 2020 Press Release
January 13, 2021
Kazuhiko Minematsu and Akiko Inoue of Security Research Laboratories received Telecom Advanced Technology Research Support Center (SCAT) Chairman’s Award for Finding the vulnerability of the authenticated encryption scheme OCB2 and contribution to exclude it from ISO standard.
PDFSCAT Award 2020 Press Release
January 1, 2021
Tsai Jawshen of Former Smart Energy Research Laboratories (Tokyo University of Science) and Yasunobu Nakamura of Former Fundamental and Environmental Research Laboratories (Tokyo University) received Asahi Prize 2020 for "Creation of superconducting qubits that contribute to the development of quantum information technology".
PDFAsahi Prize 2020 Press Release
new windowAsahi Prize

2020

December 17, 2020
Dheeraj Kotagiri, Anan Sawabe, Takanori Iwai (System Platform Research Laboratories) received International Telecommunication Union (ITU), AI/ML in 5G Challenge the 4th Prize for “Graph Structure based Radio Link Failure Prediction”.
new windowITU
new windowWinners
new windowIntroduction of awards
December 4, 2020
Motoo Nishihara, CTO of NEC, will be presenting “NEC’s Social Value Creation and Global R&D” at “IIT2020 : The Future is Now”, an annual IIT alumni conference held on Dec 5th and 6th JST.
new windowDetailed info
Register at new windowhttps://www.iit2020.org/ to join the session.
November 27, 2020
Fumiyo Takano and Takuya Araki (Data Science Research Laboratories) received The Eighth International Symposium on Computing and Networking (CANDAR) Best Paper Award for “Combinatorial Clustering Based on an Externally-Defined One-Hot Constraint”.
new windowCANDAR
new windowCANDAR Awards
November 24, 2020
Hikaru Tsuchida (Security Research Laboratories), received ISITA2020 Best Student Paper Award and IEEE Information Theory Japan Chapter Young Researcher Best Paper Award for “Client-Aided Bit-Composition Protocol with Guaranteed Output Delivery”.
new windowEngineering Sciences Society, IEICE
new windowAward pages
November 13, 2020
Akinori Ebihara, Kazuyuki Sakurai (Biometrics Research Laboratories), Hitoshi Imaoka (NEC Fellow) received International Joint Conference on Biometrics(IJCB) 2020Google PC Chairs Choice “Best Paper Award” for Specular- and Diffuse-reflection-based Face Spoofing Detection for Mobile Devices.
new windowIJCB2020
new windowPaper
October 30, 2020
Atsufumi Shibayama of System Platform Research Laboratories received Local Commendation for Invention of Kanto 2019 "The Encouragement Prize for Invention" for Digital Filter Circuit and Digital Filter Control Method (JP 5768819).
new windowKANTO Invention and Innovation Award
new windowList of winners
October 30, 2020
Masanao Natsumeda of NEC Laboratories America, Inc. received Local Commendation for Invention of Kanto 2019 "The Encouragement Prize for Invention" for System Analysis Device And System Analysis Method (JP 6183452/US 10311172B2/EP 2975525B1).
new windowKANTO Invention and Innovation Award
new windowList of winners
September 24, 2020
Keiichi Chono (Broadcast and Media Division), Hirofumi Aoki (Corporate Technology Strategy Division) and Yuzo Senda (2nd City Infrastructure Solutions Division) received National Commendation for Invention "Invention Prize" 2020 for “High-Efficient Video Coding (JP5867504) ”
new windowList of winners
September 2, 2020
Toru Takahashi(GAZIRU Co. LTD)and Rui Ishiyama ,Kengo Makino (Data Science Research Laboratories ) received The 40th JSPE Technology Award for “Establishment of artifact-metrics based identification with sensing and matching fingerprint of manufactured items”.
August 5, 2020
Takaya Miyamoto and Hiroshi Hashimoto of Biometrics Research Laboratories and Hitoshi Imaoka of NEC Fellow received The 23rd Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding (MIRU2020), Interactive presentation award for “FaceSENet: An improvement of Squeeze-and-Excitation block for face recognition".
new windowList of winners
July 16, 2020
Nobuhiko Itoh, Takanori Iwai (System Platform Research Laboratories ) and Ryogo Kubo ( Keio University ) received Technical Committee on Communication Quality Best Research Award in FY 2019 for “Congestion and Deadline-Aware Scheduling of LTE Networks for Connected Car Applications”.
new window List of best presentation award
July 14, 2020
Batnyam Enkhtaivan of Security Research Laboratories received Best Presentation of Session at The 2nd Blockchain and IoT Conference (BIOTC2020), International Electronics Communication Conference(IECC) for “Proof of Data Distribution Based on Trusted Hardware”.
new window List of best presentation award
June 8, 2020
Yohei Hasegawa, Hidemi Noguchi (System Platform Research Laboratories ) and Morihiko Ota ( 1st Network Solutions Division ) received IEEE ICC2020 Best Paper Award for “Optical Communication Capacity and Quality to Maximize End-User TCP/IP Throughput”.
new windowList of winners
June 4, 2020
Hitoshi Takeshita, Matsumoto Keiichi and Emmanuel Le Taillandier de GABORY of System Platform Research Laboratories, et al. received The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) The 76th Achievement Award for “Improved Optical Amplification Efficiency by using Turbo Cladding Pumping Scheme for Multicore Fiber Optical Networks”.
new windowIEICE
new window2019 Paper Award Winners
new windowpresented paper
March 19, 2020
Tatsuya Sumiya of Date Science Research Laboratories received Young Researcher's Award 2019 at IEICE for “Motion Blur Suppression Accommodating to Fast Radar Imaging for Walk-Through Concealed Weapon Detection”.
new windowIEICE
March 10, 2020
Satoshi Morinaga, Research Fellow of NEC Data Science Research Laboratories, will present a lecture on "Realizing smart supply chains by next-generation AI technologies" at the German-Japanese Economic Forum in Hannover on July 15th.
In our "At the Pinnacle of Research and Development" section, Morinaga gives a brief overview of the topic.
February 13, 2020
Hiroaki Inoue, Data Science Research Laboratories, has been selected as ”AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars, AI2000” (published by Tsinghua University, China).
February 1, 2020
Ryosaku Shino of Biometrics Research Laboratories received JMAI Award at The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Medical Artifical Intelligence (JMAI2020) for “Qualitative Diagnosys with Colonoscopic Images using Deep Learning”.
January 28, 2020
In the STAM journal Asia Research News, NEC's achievement related to material informatics (Yuma Iwasaki, et al of System Platform Research Laboratories) was introduced as noteworthy achievements.
January 23, 2020
System Platform Research Laboratory will exhibit 4 contents
(new windowquantum annealing, materials informatics, nano carbon, high-performance biomaterial) and conducts seminars at nano tech 2020(International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference).
  • Date & Time: Jan. 29 (Wed) - 31 (Fri), 10:00 - 17:00
  • Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, West / South Halls & Conferences Tower
new windownano tech 2020 detail
new windowSeminar detail (Dr. Yuichi Nakamura, Vice President)
new windowSeminar detail (Mr. Masayuki Shirane, System Platform Research Laboratories, Senior Manager)

2019

November 29, 2019
Yadong Pan and Shoji Nishimura of Biometrics Research Laboratories received IAPR Best Application Paper Award at the 5th Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR 2019) for “Multi-Person Pose Estimation with Mid-Points for Human Detection under Real-World Surveillance”.

new windowIAPR
new windowAwards at ACPR 2019

September 20, 2019
Yoshinori Koda of Biometrics Research Laboratories received BIOSIG2019 Best Paper Award at the 18th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group (BIOSIG 2019) for “Development of 2,400ppi Fingerprint Sensor for Capturing Neonate Fingerprint within 24 Hours after Birth”.

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August 28, 2019
Salita Sombatsiri, Seiya Shibata, Yuki Kobayashi, Hiroaki Inoue, Takashi Takenaka and Takeo Hosomi of Data Science Research Laboratories, et al. received T-SLDM Best Paper Award(IPSJ, T-SLDM Vol.12)for “Parallelism-flexible Convolution Core for Sparse Convolutional Neural Networks on FPGA”.

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August 21, 2019
Collaboration research between MIT Media Lab and NEC (Terumi Umematsu, Biometrics Research Laboratories) on "Stress forecasting technology" has been featured on MIT Media Lab's website as one of the successful collaborations.

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August 20, 2019
Akiko Inoue and Kazuhiko Minematsu of Security Research Laboratories, et al. received Best Paper Award at CRYPTO 2019 for “Cryptanalysis of OCB2: Attacks on Authenticity and Confidentiality”.

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August 10, 2019
Harumichi Yokoyama and Takuya Araki of Date Science Research Laboratories, et al. received Best Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC- 2019) for “Parallel Latent Dirichlet Allocation Using Vector Processors”.

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May 22, 2019
Terumi Umematsu of Biometrics Research Laboratories received Best Paper Award – 1st Prize at 2019 IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) for “Improving Students' Daily Life Stress Forecasting using LSTM Neural Networks”.

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May 14, 2019
Takao Nishitani, former researcher of Multimedia Research Laboratories won Industrial Innovation Award at IEEE Signal Processing Society for “Contributions to the ADPCM Standard and its dedicated programmable DSP device”.

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May 7, 2019
Motoo Nishihara, Executive Vice President and CTO of NEC will present a lecture "NEC's New Strategy for Inbound/Outbound Open Innovation" at Stanford University on May 7, 2019.

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April 2, 2019
Takeo Hosomi and Takuya Araki of NEC Data Science Research Laboratories will present a lecture on "Accelerating Spark MLlib and DataFrame with Vector Processor “SX-Aurora TSUBASA” at Spark + AI Summit in San Francisco on April 24.
March 28, 2019
Satoshi Morinaga, Research Fellow of NEC Data Science Research Laboratories, will present a lecture on "Realizing smart supply chains by next-generation AI technologies" at the German-Japanese Economic Forum in Hannover on April 3rd.
March 15, 2019
Hitoshi Imaoka, Research Fellow & Director at NEC Biometrics Research Laboratories, and Hans Peter Graf, Department Head of Machine Learning at NEC Laboratories America will join a panel discussion at The AI Summit "AI/SUM" (Apr. 22-24, Tokyo).
January 21, 2019
Ryohei Fujimaki, former Research Fellow of NEC Data Science Research Laboratories, was officially named as CEO of dotData Inc. on Nov. 19, 2018. Dr. Fujimaki has permanently transferred to dotData Inc. and now been fully committed to its business as of Jan. 1, 2019 along with other former NEC researchers - Yukitaka Kusumura, Yusuke Muraoka, and Masato Asahara.
January 15, 2019
Munehiro Tada, Principle Researcher at NEC System Platform Laboratory was elevated as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to copper interconnects for very-large-scale integration as of January 1st.

2018

December 28, 2018
NEC Laboratories Europe provided a very high-resolution digital scanner to the Department of Applied Tumor Biology at the Institute of Pathology of the Heidelberg University Hospital for digitizing images of cancer tissue samples. Both parties agreed to conduct a joint research to create artificial intelligence based on machine learning to predict the clinical biology and therapy responsiveness of human cancers.
December 19, 2018
Papers written by following researchers have been accepted to The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19, 1/27-2/1).
  • Kunihiro Takeoka, Masafumi Oyamada, Shinji Nakadai (Data Science Research Laboratories)
  • Tomoya Sakai (Data Science Research Laboratories)
  • Kunihiko Sadamasa, Yuzuru Okajima (Security Research Laboratories)
  • Dongjin Song, Lumezanu Cristian, Yuncong Chen, Wei Cheng, Jingchao Ni, Bo Zong, Haifeng Chen (NEC Laboratories America)
  • Xiao He, Francesco Alesiani, Ammar Shaker (NEC Laboratories Europe)
December 19, 2018
Akiko Inoue, researcher at NEC Security Research Laboratories won the Best Rump Session Prize at Asiacrypt2018, a prestigious international conference in the field of cryptology.
She verified vulnerability of OCB2, an ISO standard authentication encryption.
November 28, 2018
Dr. Liu Jianquan, researcher at NEC Biometrics Laboratories is featured in a PR video created by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) of Japan to promote the recruitment of highly-skilled foreign professionals.
October 19, 2018
Takeo Hosomi, Senior Engineer at NEC Data Science Research Laboratories was interviewed by insideHPC at ISC 2018.
He explains how SX-Aurora Tsubasa accelerates AI processing.
October 15, 2018
Reports say that a man trying to enter the US illegally was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport thanks to the facial recognition system powered in part by NEC. There are technologies developed at the NEC laboratories behind this story.
July 23, 2018
The key members in India of newly set NEC Laboratories India, got interview coverage by Catch Asia.
They emphasize the strategy to create solutions for developing countries and NEC's long relationship with India.
July 10, 2018
Kazue Sako, Distinguished Researcher at Security Research Laboratories will stand as a panelist in the workshop of "Blockchain" on July 10th.
June 15, 2018
NEC's Data Science Research Laboratories will hold a presentation about AI-platform at HPCC-2018* on June 28th.
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May 8, 2018
NEC System Platform Research Laboratories will hold demo presentation titled as "Artificial Intelligence Makes Smart BPM Smarter" with KDDI and Sri Lanka Telecom at Digital Transformation World 2018 (5/14-16) held at Nice, France.
April 27, 2018
NEC's System Platform Research Laboratories will exhibit an adaptive network control technology that allows automobiles to share information about their surroundings in real-time at the 16th ITS Asia-Pacific Forum FUKUOKA 2018 (5/8-10).
April 27, 2018
Dr. Akihiko Sugiyama, Research Fellow at NEC Data Science Research Laboratories will stand as a keynote speaker at IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS (5/19).
April 6, 2018
Researcher Shinji Itoh at NEC Data Science Research Laboratories will hold a poster presentation at International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS2018) on April 11th.
April 6, 2018
Researcher Shinya Yasuda at NEC System Platform Laboratories will hold a presentation at IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC) on April 17th.
April 6, 2018
Researcher Keiichi Kisamori at NEC Data Science Research Laboratories will hold a presentation at SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM18) which will be held from 5/3 to 5/5.
March 1, 2018
Dr. Ryohei Fujimaki will stand as a speaker at Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018 at Grapevine, TX on 3/6.
February 9, 2018
Dr. Akihiko Sugiyama, Research Fellow at Data Science Research Laboratories, received Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Industrial Distinguished Leader Award.
February 5, 2018
Dr. Shinichi Yorozu, Deputy General Manager of IoT Devices Research Laboratories, will stand as a speaker at nano tech 2018.
January 31, 2018
Dr. Akihiko Sugiyama, Research Fellow at Data Science Research Laboratories, was appointed as a member of the IEEE Fellow Committee.
He will be participating in the selection process for the IEEE Fellow Class of 2019.
January 26, 2018
Dr. Masahiro Hayashi, Data Science Research Laboratories will hold poster poster presentation at Global Conference on Integrated Care 2018.
January 26, 2018
Mervyn Cheah, NEC Laboratories Singapore VP, will stand as a presenter at NEC Innovative Solutions Fair 2018.