Google Award for Roland Siegwart
Roland Siegwart, Head of the Autonomous Systems Lab of ETH Zurich, was awarded the prestigious Google Faculty Research Award 2016 for his research in the field of Machine Perception.
Two other awards went to Switzerland to Luc Van Gool, professor at the Computer Vision Lab of ETH Zurich, and Martin Jaggi from the EPFL's Machine Learning and Optimization Laboratory. The Award aims to recognize and support world-class, permanent faculty pursuing cutting-edge research. Recipients receive funding of up to 150,000 US dollars.
A total of 870 ICT projects from 300 universities in 44 countries had been submitted. 143 received an award.