Tsutomu Kanai Award
The award was discontinued after the 2012 award.
The Tsutomu Kanai Award was established in 1997 by a generous endowment from Hitachi Ltd., and named in honor of Dr. Tsutomu Kanai who served as Hitachi's president for 30 years. The Kanai Award recognized major contributions to the state-of-the art distributed computing systems and their applications. The award consisted of a crystal model, certificate, and $10,000 honorarium.
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Past recipients for Tsutomu Kanai Award
|2012||Beng Chin Ooi||For pioneering research in distributed database management and peer-to-peer based enterprise quality management.|
|2011||Ian T. Foster||For pioneering research in grid computing, integrating geographically distributed instruments, computers, and data.|
|2009||Kenneth P. Birman||For fundamental and practical contributions to distributed computing, fault tolerance, reliability and distributed systems management.|
|2008||Benjamin W. Wah||For outstanding contributions to the theory and applications of distributed multimedia and nonlinear optimization algorithms.|
|2007||Willy Zwaenepoel||For contributions to cluster-based distributed computing for scientific and Web applications.|
|2006||Larry Smarr||For pioneering research in the design and architecture of distributed national infrastructures for high-performance computing.|
|2005||Elisa Bertino||For pioneering and innovative research contributions to secure distributed systems.|
|2004||Kane Kim||For fundamental and pioneering contributions to the scientific foundation of both real-time object-structuring based distributed computing and real-time fault-tolerant distributed computing.|
|2003||James Gosling||For major contributions to advances in the technology for construction of distributed computing systems through invention of the Java Language system.|
|2002||Stephen S. Yau||For outstanding contributions to distributed computing software engineering and promotion of the community of distributed computing software researchers.|
|2001||Alfred Spector||For technical leadership in the design and implementation of reliable, scalable architectures for supporting distributed files and distributed applications, and for pioneering in their commercialization.|
|2000||C.V. Ramamoorthy||For pioneering fundamental contributions to extracting parallelism and to the design of distributed system.|
|1999||Kenneth L. Thompson||For creating the UNIX Operating System, which for more than 20 years has been a key platform for distributed systems work.|