The BBVA Foundation recognizes Ivan Sutherland for revolutionizing human-machine interaction through computer graphics and virtual reality

The BBVA Foundation is aided in the evaluation process by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the country's premier public research organization. The Foundation and CSIC jointly appoint the evaluation support panels charged with undertaking an initial assessment of the candidates proposed by institutions across the world and drawing up a reasoned shortlist for the consideration of the award committees. CSIC is also responsible for designating each committee chair.

The evaluation support panel in this category was coordinated by María Victoria Moreno, the Council's Deputy Vice President for Scientific and Technical Areas, and formed by: Carmen García, Coordinator of the Physical Science and Technologies Area and Research Professor in the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC); Manuel Lozano, Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute of Microelectronics (IMB-CNM); Pedro Meseguer, Scientific Researcher at the Institute of Research in Artificial Intelligence (IIIA); Federico Thomas, Research Professor in the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Computing (IRII); and Roberta Zambrini, Tenured Researcher in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC).

About the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

The BBVA Foundation centers its activity on the promotion of world-class scientific research and cultural creation, and the encouragement of talent.

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, established in 2008, recognize and reward contributions of singular impact in science, art and the humanities, privileging achievements that significantly expand the frontiers of the known world, open up new fields, or emerge from the interaction of various disciplinary areas. Their eight categories are congruent with the knowledge map of the 21st century, ranging from basic sciences to key challenges for the natural environment by way of domains at the crossroads of disciplines – Biology and Medicine; Economics, Finance and Management – or the supremely creative realms of music and the opera.

LAUREATE'S FIRST DECLARATIONS AND IMAGES

 

A video recording of the new laureate's first interview on receiving news of the award is available from the Atlas FTP with the following coordinates:

 

Server: 5.40.40.61

 

Username: agenciaatlas2

 

Password: fronteras

 

The video is in the folder labelled:

 

"PREMIO TECNOLOGÍAS DE LA INFORMACIÓN Y LA COMUNICACIÓN"

 

In the event of connection difficulties, please contact Miguel Gil at production company Atlas:

 

Mobile: 619 30 8774

 

E-mail: mgil@mediaset.es

 

Calendar of announcement events

BASIC SCIENCES

Tuesday, 5 March, 2019

ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019

MUSIC AND OPERA

 Tuesday, 9 April, 2019

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019


 

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SOURCE BBVA Foundation

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