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2019 C&C Prize Ceremony
The 2019 C&C Prize Ceremony was held at Tokyo Prince Hotel on November 27, 2019. The ceremony started with the welcoming speech by Dr. Nobuhiro Endo, the president of The NEC C&C Foundation, followed by the recognition of 2019 prize recipients by Dr. Tomonori Aoyama, the chairman of the awards committee. The 2019 C&C Prizes were presented to Dr. Yasuhiko Yasuda, Prof. Mitsutoshi Hatori, and Dr. Leslie Lamport.
Group A: Dr. Yasuhiko Yasuda, Prof. Mitsutoshi Hatori;
For leadership in pioneering research and development in the field of image processing that forms the foundations of broadcasting and information & communication engineering
Group B: Dr. Leslie Lamport;
For outstanding contributions to the development of fundamental theories in distributed computing systems
As shown in the program leaflet, after the congratulatory speeches and the recipients’ acceptance speeches, the ceremony continued to the cocktail party for exchange of greetings, and ended with the dinner to celebrate the 2019 prize recipients. Followings are the pictures taken at the ceremony.
About The NEC C&C Foundation
The Foundation is a non-profit organization established in March 1985 to foster further growth in the electronics industry by encouraging and supporting research and development activities and pioneering work related to the integration of computers and communications technologies, that is, C&C, and ultimately to contribute to the world economy and the enrichment of human life. The Foundation is funded by NEC Corporation.
The Foundation currently has two main activities. It presents the annual C&C Prizes to recognize outstanding contributions to R&D activities and pioneering work in the area of C&C. Candidates are recommended from all over the world. Each prize winner receives a certificate, a plaque, and a cash award (ten million yen per group). As of 2018, 112 prominent persons had received the prize. In addition, an Outstanding Paper Award for Young C&C Researchers is awarded annually to outstanding paper(s) presented at an international conference overseas with the support of a grant from the Foundation. Each recipient is given a cash award of 200,000 yen.
The Foundation also gives the following two grants: (1) grant to enable researchers in Japan to attend international conferences overseas to make presentations in the field of C&C and (2) grant to non-Japanese researchers in Japan.