Awards & Honors Winter 2018 Issue 43
Awards and Honors
by Julie Pryor | December 18, 2017
Tomaso Poggio was presented with the sixth Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Conference on Computer Vision this October in Venice, Italy. The award was established to “honor outstanding researchers who are recognized as making significant contributions to the field of computer vision over longtime careers.” Watch Poggio’s acceptance speech here.
Feng Zhang a pioneer of the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing technology, TAL effector proteins, and optogenics, is the 2017 recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, the largest cash prize for invention in the United States. The prize honors outstanding mid-career inventors who improve the world through technological invention and demonstrate a commitment to mentorship in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).