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2017 C&C Prize Ceremony

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

The 2017 C&C Prize Ceremony was held at ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo on November 29, 2017. The ceremony started with the welcoming speech by Mr. Kaoru Yano, the president of The NEC C&C Foundation, followed by the recognition of 2017 prize recipients by Dr. Tomonori Aoyama, the chairman of the awards committee. The 2017 C&C Prizes were presented to Dr. Mitsuo Kawato, Prof. Alfred V. Aho, Prof. John E. Hopcroft and Prof. Jeffrey D. Ullman.  

Group A: Dr. Mitsuo Kawato;
For contributions to pioneering research and development based on the advanced integration of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and information engineering, and its innovative application to psychiatry

Group B: Prof. Alfred V. Aho, Prof. John E. Hopcroft and Prof. Jeffrey D. Ullman;
For outstanding contributions to laying the foundation of theoretical computer science and to education in that field through numerous influential publications

Dr. Mitsuo Kawato
Prof. Alfred V. Aho
Prof. John E. Hopcroft
Prof. Jeffrey D. Ullman
Dr. Mitsuo Kawato Prof. Alfred V. Aho Prof. John E. Hopcroft Prof. Jeffrey D. Ullman

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 2017 prize recipients. Followings are the pictures taken at the ceremony.  

Venue of the C&C Prize Ceremony Recognition of 2017 C&C Prize Recipients by Dr. Tomonori Aoyama, Chairman of Awards Committee
Congratulatory speech by Mr. Tatsuya Terazawa of METI
Venue of the C&C Prize Ceremony



Recognition of 2017
C&C Prize Recipients by
Dr. Tomonori Aoyama,
Chairman of Awards Committee
Congratulatory speech by Mr. Tatsuya Terazawa of METI


Congratulatory speech by Dr. Makoto Ando of IEICE Acceptance speech by Dr. Mitsuo Kawato Acceptance speech by Prof. Alfred V. Aho
Congratulatory speech by Dr. Makoto Ando of IEICE Acceptance speech by Dr. Mitsuo Kawato Acceptance speech by Prof. Alfred V. Aho
Acceptance speech by Prof. John E. Hopcroft Acceptance speech by Prof. Jeffrey D. Ullman
Atmosphere of acceptance speech
Acceptance speech by Prof. John E. Hopcroft Acceptance speech by Prof. Jeffrey D. Ullman 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. Shojiro Nishio of IPSJ
Exchange of greetings at cocktail party

Dinner party


Congratulatory speech
and toast by
Dr. Shojiro Nishio of IPSJ
Congratulatory talk by Dr. Kei-ichi Namba of Osaka University Congratulatory talk by Dr. Yoshinori Hara of Kyoto University Recipients and their wives
Congratulatory talk by
Dr. Kei-ichi Namba of Osaka University
Congratulatory talk by
Dr. Yoshinori Hara of Kyoto University
Recipients and their wives