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Prof. Lee Soo-Young , APNNA Outstanding Achivement Award

   

Soo-Young Lee, an EE department professor, earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from the APNNA (Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly) for her research achievements in understanding the mechanisms of information processing involving the brain and its engineering applications.
The APNNA started in 1994 as a council for neural information processing research in the Asia and Pacific regions, and it has played a central role for research such as holding the annually ICONIP (International Conference on Neural Information Processing).
 
Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, India, Thailand, and many other countries make up the growing representive institution of brain science and engineering in Asia and Pacific regions.  Moreover, it is in connection with INNS (International Neural network Society) in USA, and the ENNS (European Neural Network Society) in Europe.

Since 2004, the APNNA Outstanding Achievement Award and the APNNA Excellent Service Award have been granted to only a few special applicants. Especially, the  Outstanding Achievement Award is awarded once a year to one hornorable researcher for his or her life-long work.
So far, Shun-ichi Amari, a chief in RIKEN Brain Science Institute, and Kunihiko Fukushima, inventor of the Neocognitron, neural network model, have won this award.
This award was presented at the ICONIP2009 in Bangkok, Thailand on December 1-5.