The International Association for Pattern Recognition awards three prizes biennially at its flagship conference, the International Conference on Pattern Recognition, in recognition of the contributions of outstanding scholars in the field.
The King-Sun Fu Prize is given to a living person in recognition of an outstanding technical contribution to the field of pattern recognition. It honors the memory of Professor King-Sun Fu who was instrumental in the founding of IAPR, served as its first president, and is widely recognized for his extensive contributions to the field of pattern recognition.
The J. K. Aggarwal Prize is given to a young scientist 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. Professor Aggarwal is widely recognized for his extensive contributions to the field of pattern recognition and for his participation in IAPR’s activities.
The Maria Petrou Prize is given to a living female scientist/engineer who has made substantial contributions to the field of Pattern Recognition and whose past contributions, current research activity and future potential may be regarded as a model to both aspiring and established researchers. It honors the memory of Professor Maria Petrou as a scientist of the first rank, and particularly her role as a pioneer for women researchers.
The IAPR Certificate of Appreciation is conferred on persons in recognition of their outstanding contributions to IAPR.