Olivier Faugeras received the Okawa Prize and the Azriel Rosenfeld Award
Olivier Faugeras received two awards for his pioneering contributions in the fields of computer vision and computational neuroscience : the Okawa Prize and the Azriel Rosenfeld Award.
Olivier Faugeras, iconic researcher at the research center Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée, is considered one of the best world experts in computer vision. He is the author of a reference book on the subject Three-dimensional Computer Vision: A Geometric Viewpoint (MIT Press, 1993). Today, Olivier Faugeras is interested in 3D reconstruction of the activity of the human brain, as part of computational neuroscience. Member of the Institute, Section Mechanical and Computer Science, since 1998, he serves on the scientific advisory board of the IFP since 2004. He was also a member of the founding companies of EADS (2004-2008) and member of the board of administration of the ANR (2007-2008).
It is an honor to receive these awards. The selection committees paid tribute to my scientific work in the two areas that I helped create, first computer vision and, more recently, mathematical and computational neuroscience. I am also proud to receive these awards which have already crowned the eminent colleagues work.
The Okawa Prize is intended to pay tribute to and make public recognition of persons who have made outstanding contributions to the research,technological development and business in the information and telecommunications fields, internationally. Olivier Faugeras received it in march 2015 in Tokyo.
The PAMI Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Achievement Award has been given in December 2015 at the ICCV 2015 in Santiago, Chile. This award awards researchers in Computer Vision who have made major contributions to the field over their career and who have influenced the field in an extraordinary way.