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2016 C&C Prize Ceremony

Welcoming speech by Mr. Kaoru Yano,
President of NEC C&C Foundation
Welcoming speech by Mr. Kaoru Yano,
President of NEC C&C Foundation

The 2016 C&C Prize Ceremony was held at ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo on November 30, 2016. The ceremony started with the welcoming speech by Mr. Kaoru Yano, the president of NEC C&C Foundation, followed by the recognition of 2016 prize recipients by Dr. Tomonori Aoyama, the chairman of the awards committee. The 2016 C&C Prizes were presented to Prof. Hideo Ohno, Prof. Geoffrey E. Hinton. Although Prof. Hinton was unfortunately unable to attend, a video message from him was projected on screen.  

Group A: Prof. Hideo Ohno;
For Pioneering Contributions to the Research and Development of Spintronics Technology

Group B: Prof. Geoffrey E. Hinton;
For Outstanding Contributions to Neural network Research and the Pioneering Development of Innovative Deep-learning Technology

Prof. Hideo Ohno
Prof. Geoffrey E. Hinton (Video)
Prof. Hideo Ohno
 

Prof. Geoffrey E. Hinton (Video)


As shown in the program leaflet, after the congratulatory speeches and the recipients' acceptance speeches, the ceremony continued to the cocktail party for exchange of greetings, and ended with the dinner to celebrate the 2016 prize recipients. Followings are the pictures taken at the ceremony.  

Venue of the C&C Prize Ceremony Recognition of 2016 C&C Prize Recipients by Dr. Tomonori Aoyama, Chairman of Awards Committee 
Congratulatory speech by Mr. Hisayoshi Ando
Venue of the C&C Prize Ceremony
 
 
 
Recognition of 2016 C&C Prize Recipients by Dr. Tomonori Aoyama, Chairman of Awards Committee Congratulatory speech by Mr. Hisayoshi Ando



Congratulatory speech by Dr. Ken-ichi Sato Acceptance speech by Prof. Hideo Ohno Acceptance speech (Video) by Prof. Geoffrey E. Hinton
Congratulatory speech by Dr. Ken-ichi Sato
 
Acceptance speech by Prof. Hideo Ohno
 
Acceptance speech (Video) by Prof. Geoffrey E. Hinton
Additional speech regarding achievements of Prof. Hinton, presented by Dr. Naonori Ueda Atmosphere of acceptance speech
Exchange of greetings at cocktail party
Additional speech regarding achievements of Prof. Hinton, presented by Dr. Naonori Ueda Atmosphere of acceptance speech
 
 
Exchange of greetings
at cocktail party
 
 
Exchange of greetings 
at cocktail party
Exchange of greetings 
at cocktail party
Exchange of greetings 
at cocktail party
Exchange of greetings
at cocktail party
Exchange of greetings
at cocktail party
Exchange of greetings
at cocktail party
Dinner party Congratulatory speech and toast by Dr. Tatsuo Tomita Congratulatory talk by Dr. Hiroyuki Sakaki
Dinner party


Congratulatory speech and toast by
Dr. Tatsuo Tomita
Congratulatory talk by Dr. Hiroyuki Sakaki

Congratulatory talk by Dr. Shun-ichi Amari
 
Congratulatory talk by Dr. Naonori Ueda
 
Recipients and their families
Congratulatory talk by Dr. Shun-ichi Amari Congratulatory talk by Dr. Naonori Ueda Recipient and his spouse