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King-Sun Fu Prize

Deadline for Submission of Nomination and Endorsement Forms:

Nomination Forms: April 2, 2022
Endorsement Forms: April 4, 2022

The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the King-Sun Fu Prize in honor of the memory of Professor King-Sun Fu. (Professor Fu's biography appeared in the IEEE Trans. PAMI, May 1986 and is also available in pdf form at http://dataclustering.cse.msu.edu/KSFu_Biography.pdf.)

Videos and slides of talks given by the most recent recipients of the KS Fu Prize can be retrieved from this website.

Professor Fu 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, 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 2022 prize will be presented at the

26th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)
Montreal, Quebec
August 21-25, 2022

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 most recent ICPR.

The nomination must be made on special nomination and the endorsement forms. Nomination forms must be received no later than April 2, 2022; endorsements no later than April 4, 2022.

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 Chair of the K . S. Fu Prize Committee at the specified email address:

Ching Y. Suen
2020 K. S. Fu Prize Winner and Acting Chair

King-Sun Fu Prize Nomination Forms:

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

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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