Congratulations to George Awad who was jointly awarded the 2018 IEEE Computer Society PAMI Mark Everingham Prize. The prize was jointly awarded to Alan Smeaton (Dublin City University, Ireland), Wessel Kraaij (Leiden University, Netherlands), Paul Over (NIST, retired) and George Awad. The prize is in recognition of NIST’s TRECVID program (http://trecvid.nist.gov). TRECVID is a worldwide evaluation activity to encourage research in video information retrieval by providing a large test collection, uniform scoring procedures, and a forum for organizations interested in comparing their results. TRECVID was started by Paul Over, Alan Smeaton, and Wessel Kraaij in 2001. George has helped manage TRECVID since 2007 and has led the program since 2015.
The prize was formally awarded at the European Conference on Computer Vision on September 13th.