Dr. Takeo Kanade, the 2016 Kyoto Prize laureate in Advanced Technology, received the 40th Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Award (Distinguished Achievement) on January 6, 2022. Congratulations for the great honor!
Kyoto Prefecture recognized Dr. Kanade for his great contribution to the practical application of face recognition with his research on computer-based image recognition, success in autonomous driving as a leading authority, and many pioneering contributions to a wide variety of fields in computer vision and intelligent robotics.
Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Award was founded in 1982 by Kyoto Prefecture to promote and develop culture in Kyoto by honoring individuals who have contributed to Kyoto culture.
Former award winners include other Kyoto Prize laureates: Ms. Fukumi Shimura and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka.
The award ceremony is going to be held on February 1, 2022.
*The photo is of Dr. Kanade during the Kyoto Prize Week in 2016.