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2022 C&C Prize Ceremony
The 2022 C&C Prize Ceremony (Photo 1) was held at ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo on November 24, 2022. The ceremony started with the welcoming speech by Mr. Takashi Niino, President of the NEC C&C Foundation, followed by the recognition of 2022 prize recipients by Dr. Tomonori Aoyama, Chair of the awards committee. The 2022 C&C Prizes were presented to Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka, Dr. Charles H. Bennett, and Prof. Gilles Brassard.
Group A: Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka in Photo 2;
For Contributions to Pioneering Research and Development of Energy-saving and General-purpose Ultra-high-performance Computer Systems
Group B: Dr. Charles H. Bennett and Prof. Gilles Brassard in Photo 2;
For Pioneering Research on Quantum Cryptography and Essential Contributions to the Establishment of Quantum Information Theory
As shown in the program leaflet, after the congratulatory speeches and the recipients' acceptance speeches, the ceremony ended with the dinner to celebrate the 2022 prize recipients.
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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.