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King-Sun Fu Prize

First Open Call for Nominations for the 2024 King-Sun Fu Prize

Nomination letters accompanied by the nominee's CV are requested by December 2, 2023.

Nomination and Endorsement forms may be modified/submitted up until the final deadline that will be set by the K. S. Fu Prize Committee.

The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) is pleased to announce the first open call for nominations for the King-Sun Fu Prize, given in honor of 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.

This biennial prize is given to a living person in recognition of an outstanding technical contribution to the field of pattern recognition. The 2024 prize will be presented at the

27th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2024)
Kolkata, India
December 2-6, 2024

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 that will include extended versions of all papers that received an IAPR award at the most recent ICPR.

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 K. S. Fu Prize Committee, subject to approval by the IAPR Governing Board. Members of the IAPR Executive Committee, as well as of the K. S. Fu Prize Committee, shall be ineligible for the prize and may not serve as nominators or endorsers.

Nomination and endorsement forms (see links below) may be submitted on a preliminary basis to the IAPR Secretariat (see information below) and modified up to the final submission deadline that will be set by the King-Sun Fu Prize Committee. Only complete applications will be considered for the 2024 King-Sun Fu Prize.

Linda O’Gorman, IAPR Secretariat

Nomination Form (.docx)
Endorsement Form (.docx)

2022 Award Winner in Montreal

Tieniu Tan
For pioneering and landmark contributions to biometrics with practical applications.

2020 Award Winner in Milan

Professor Ching Yee Suen
For pioneering research and exceptional contributions to handwriting recognition and document understanding in theory, practice, and education.

2018 Award Winner in Beijing

Matti Kalevi Pietikäinen
For fundamental contributions to texture analysis and facial image analysis.

2016 Award Winner in Cancun

Professor Robert Haralick
For contributions in image analysis including remote sensing, texture analysis, mathematical morphology, consistent labeling, and system performance evaluation.

2014 Award Winner in Stockholm

Professor Jitendra Malik
For contributions to fundamental algorithms and their theoretical underpinnings in computer vision.

2012 Award Winner in Tsukuba

Professor Rama Chellappa
For pioneering contributions to statistical methods for image- and video-based object recognition.

2010 Award Winner in Istanbul

Professor Horst Bunke
For pioneering work on syntactic and structural pattern recognition.

2008 Award Winner in Tampa

Professor Anil K. Jain

2006 Award Winner in Hong Kong

Professor Josef Kittler

2004 Award Winner in Cambridge

Professor J. K. Aggarwal

2002 Award Winner in Quebec City

Professor Thomas S. Huang
For pioneering contributions to 3D motion and structure estimation from 2D image sequences.

2000 Award Winner in Barcelona

Professor Theo Pavlidis
For mathematically rigorous algorithms and software engineering principles that have prove fundamental to many pattern recognition and image processing domains, including segmentation, picture editing, document processing, and bar-code technology.

1998 Award Winner in Brisbane

Professor Jean-Claude Simon
For his contributions to the automated recognition of handwritten words and his life-long leadership in pattern recognition.

1996 Award Winner in Vienna

Professor Teuvo Kohonen

1994 Award Winner in Jerusalem

Professor Herbert Freeman

1992 Award Winner in The Hague

Professor Leveen Kanal
For his fundamental contributions to Markov random field models, heuristic search strategies, hybrid linguistic-statistical models, and reasoning in uncertain domains.

1990 Award Winner in Atlantic City

Professor R.L. Kashyap

1988 Award Winner in Rome

Professor Azriel Rosenfeld

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