Kampé de Fériet award

The Kampé de Fériet award is granted every two years on the occasion of the IPMU conference. It is awarded for outstanding scientific achievements and exceptional contributions to the field of information processing and management of uncertainty. The award has first been given to Lotfi Zadeh in 1992, and was since then granted to a number of prominent personalities.

Michio Sugeno received the Kampé de Fériet award in view of his eminent research contributions to the handling of uncertainty through fuzzy measures and fuzzy integrals, and fuzzy control using fuzzy systems

After graduating from the Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo, Michio Sugeno worked at Mitsubishi Atomic Power Industry. Then, he served the Tokyo Institute of Technology as Research Associate, Associate Professor and Professor from 1965 to 2000. After retiring from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, he worked as Laboratory Head at the Brain Science Institute, RIKEN from 2000 to 2005, and then, as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Doshisha University from 2005 to 2010. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and Emeritus Researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain. He was President of the Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems from 1991 to 1993, and also President of the International Fuzzy Systems Association from 1997 to 1999. He is the first recipient of the IEEE Pioneer Award in Fuzzy Systems with Zadeh in 2000. He also received the 2010 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award.

The award ceremony will take place during the conference banquet on Thursday, July 12.