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Maria Petrou Prize


Deadline for Submission of Nomination and Endorsement Forms is April 30, 2016.

The Maria Petrou 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 at least two more members, at least one of which must be a woman.

Members of the IAPR Executive Committee, as well as of the Maria Petrou Prize Committee, shall be ineligible for the prize and may not serve as nominators or endorsers.

The 2016 prize will be presented at the

23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)
Cancun, Mexico
December 4-8, 2016

The prize recipient is expected to present an invited talk at the conference and to provide a contribution to the special issue of Pattern Recognition Letters, which will include extended versions of all papers that received an IAPR award at the 2016 ICPR.

The nomination must be made on special nomination and the endorsement forms, and must be received no later than April 30 2016. Both completed nomination and endorsement forms must be submitted in electronic form. The nominator as well as endorsers should email their completed forms directly to the Appointed Chairman of the Maria Petrou Prize Committee at the specified email address:

Edwin Hancock
Chair, Maria Petrou Prize Committee
University of York, UK.

email: erh@cs.york.ac.uk

Maria Petrou Prize Nomination Forms:

Endorsement Form (.doc)
Nomination Form (.doc)



2016 Award Winner in Cancun, Mexico

Professor Michal Irani
For pioneering contributions to space-time video analysis, motion estimation and image analysis by composition, and as a role model for early career researchers striving for excellence and rigour in the fields of computer vision and pattern recognition.

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