(From left: Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Robert G. Roeder, Bruno Latour)
The Inamori Foundation has announced on June 18 that Andrew Chi-Chih Yao will receive the 2021 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology (Information Science) for his pioneering contributions to a new theory of computation and communication and a fundamental theory for its security.
Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (Dean, Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences, Tsinghua University) created new trends in computer science and made a great contribution to cutting-edge research in various areas, especially in security, secure computing, and quantum computation through establishing innovative fundamental theories for computation and communication. His achievements are continuing to influence current real-world problems such as security, secure computing, and big data processing.
Another two laureates announced were Robert G. Roeder (Arnold and Mabel Beckman Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University) in Basic Sciences (Life Sciences – Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology), and Bruno Latour (Professor Emeritus, Paris Institute of Political Studies) in Arts and Philosophy (Thoughts and Ethics).