International Steven Hoogendijk Award 2020








Prof. Dr. Nicholas Ayache (Research Director at Inria, Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies du numérique at Nice Sophia Antipolis, France and member of the French Academy of Sciences) has accepted the ninth International Steven Hoogendijk Award awarded by the Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte (Batavian Society for Experimental Philosophy) in the Netherlands.

Prof. Ayache has carried out groundbreaking work in the area of Artificial Intelligence, first in the field of autonomous robots and their capacity to process visual information from their environment and later in the fields of medical image computing and computer assisted interventions. This has meant that he has been an important inspiration for many developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence, both in France and the rest of the world.

The prize consists of a significant monetary element as well as a valuable medal. Due to the situation surrounding Covid-19, the award ceremony will not take place until June 2021 in Rotterdam City Hall. A scientific symposium will also be held in association with the award ceremony. The symposium will feature a lecture by Prof. Ayache, as well as presentations by some of the many Dutch start-ups, who will demonstrate how they have been able to use Prof. Ayache’s work to develop new applications using artificial intelligence, and how these applications could greatly benefit society.

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Maikel Peppelenbosch (m.peppelenbosch@erasmusmc.nl) President of the Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelijke Wijsbegeerte (Batavian Society for Experimental Philosophy).