● King Sun Fu Prize
This biennial prize is given to a living person in recognition of an outstanding technical contribution to the field of pattern recognition, and consists of a cash amount and a suitably inscribed certificate. The prize is derived from interest income from a special fund set up for this purpose.
The nomination must be made by a member of a national member society of IAPR and by endorsement of at least five members, representing at least two member societies different from that of the nominator. The prize recipient shall be selected by the Prize Committee, subject to approval by the IAPR Governing Board. Members of the IAPR Executive Committee, as well as of the Prize Committee, shall be ineligible for the prize and may not serve as nominators or endorsers.
The King Sun Fu Prize Committee recommended the recipient for 2018:
Professor Matti Kalevi Pietikäinen, University of Oulu, Finland.
Citation: “For fundamental contributions to texture analysis and facial image analysis”
● J. K. Aggarwal Prize
This prize is given in honor of Professor J.K. Aggarwal, who is widely recognized for his extensive contributions to the field of pattern recognition and for his participation in IAPR's activities.
The recipient is a young scientist, under the age of 40 at the date of the deadline for nominations, who has brought a substantial contribution to a field that is relevant to the IAPR community and whose research work has had a major impact on the field.
The J. K. Aggarwal Prize Committee recommended the recipient for 2018:
Professor Kristen Grauman, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Citation: “For contributions to image matching and retrieval”
● Maria Petrou Prize
This prize is to be awarded biennially at ICPRs to a living female scientist/engineer who has made substantial contributions to the field of Pattern Recognition (or a closely related field), and whose past contributions, current research activity and future potential may be regarded as a model to both aspiring and established researchers. This Prize honors the memory of Professor Maria Petrou as a scientist and engineer of the first rank, and particularly in her role as a pioneer for women researchers and highly successful role model. She is widely recognized for her extensive contributions to the field of image processing and pattern recognition. She also made significant contributions to the growth of IAPR, covering significant leadership roles. The Prize consists of a suitably inscribed plaque and a cash amount.
The prize recipient shall be selected by the Maria Petrou Prize Committee, subject to approval by the IAPR Governing Board, upon nomination by a member of a national member society of IAPR and by the endorsement of two more members, at least one of which must be a woman.
The Maria Petrou Prize committee recommended the recipient for 2018:
Professor Rita Cucchiara, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Citation: “For pioneering contributions to tracking and reidentification, and as a role model for early career researchers”.