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Three Waseda Professors receive Education Minister’s 2014 Commendations for Science and Technology

Three professors from Waseda University received 2014 Commendations for Science and Technology, given to researchers with outstanding results in the field of science and technology, from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The award ceremony was held at MEXT on April 15.

Professors Hironori Kasahara and Keiji Kimura from the Faculty of Science and Engineering received the Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category), given for unique research or development that is highly likely to contribute to the advancement of science and technology. Assistant Professor Yukiko Tanabe, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, received the Young Scientist Prize, given to researchers under 40 years old for excellent research results and ability in advanced research and development, such as emerging research or research with unique perspectives.

From left, Kimura, Kasahara and Tanabe

Prize for Science and Technology, Research Category

・ Research: Study on multi-core processor and parallel compiler

・ Recipients: Professors Hironori Kasahara and Keiji Kimura (both Waseda Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Young Scientist Prize

・ Research: Study on environmental response and transformation process of Antarctic lake ecosystems

・ Recipient: Assistant Professor Yukiko Tanabe (Waseda Institute for Advanced Study)

Comments from the recipients

Waseda's award winners

Hironori Kasahara and Keiji Kimura

It is an honor to receive the 2014 Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category) from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. We are very happy for the recognition of our research and development of multi-core and parallel compilers, over a long time with many members of our lab. We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the great support and collaboration from MEXT and other ministries, many companies, and relevant departments of Waseda University. We will give our best effort to further advance this research, including practical application of the results. Everyone's continuing guidance and support are highly appreciated.

Yukiko Tanabe

I am very glad that my research on Antarctic lake ecosystems and earth science has been recognized and made known to the public. Although it is hard to obtain results efficiently in research that involves field investigation in extreme environments such as the Antarctic or Arctic polar regions, understanding the global environment is critically important, and field study to observe nature is essential for research in natural sciences, especially biology and ecology. I want to continue exploring interesting phenomena in nature and working in pursuit of truth.

Link

The 2014 Commendations for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT page)