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Japanese computer scientist Takeo Kanade to receive Armenian Global IT Award 2019

Japanese computer scientist  Takeo Kanade, one of the foremost researchers in computer vision, will be recipient of Armenian Global IT Award 2019. Takeo Kanade will arrive in Armenia on December 3 to receive the prize.

 He is U.A. and Helen Whitaker Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

 Takeo Kanade works in multiple areas of robotics: computer vision, multi-media, manipulators, autonomous mobile robots, medical robotics and sensors.

He has written more than 400 technical papers and reports in these areas, and holds more than 20 patents. He has been the principal investigator of more than a dozen major vision and robotics projects at Carnegie Mellon.

Inaugurated in 2009, the Global IT Award, the award is aimed at the enhancement of the development of the IT sector.

The award is annual and is bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding contribution to the area and whose input – technological, educational, organizational, financial or other has resulted in significant developments in the area of information technologies.

The winners of recent years were: former CEO of “Intel Corporation” Craig Barrett, the Co-Founder of Apple Inc. Steve Wozniak, Chairman Emeritus of Synaptics, Inc. and President of “Federico and Elvia Faggin” Foundation Federico Faggin, former CEO of Hitachi Tsugio Makimoto, Chief Development Officer of Sysco Systems Mario Mazzola, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Kaspersky Lab Eugene Kaspersky, one of the founding fathers of Internet and CEO at Open-Root Louis Pouzin and the founder of Nest labs, the creator of iPod Tony Fadell, and the founder of the company National Instruments James Truchard.

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