The Franklin Institute Bower Award & Prize 2020 For Achievement In Science ($250,000 USD Prize)

الموعد النهائي لتقديم الطلبات: نيسان 30th 2019

معهد فرانكلين seeks nominations for the 2020 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of neural networks for machine learning—hardware or software systems designed as networks of artificial neurons that can be given raw data and trained to automatically discover abstract features that are relevant to detection, classification, or translation, resulting in desired outputs. Inputs could include text (machine translation), audio (speech recognition), or imagery (face recognition, scene understanding, photo sorting, image synthesis).

Outputs could include categorical labels, structured outputs, or actuator commands. Such artificial neural networks have yielded effective approaches to solving a wide spectrum of challenging practical problems resistant to solution using earlier algorithmic machine learning techniques.

Nominations are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following subtopics:

  • Network architectures: layered, recurrent, self-organizing, convolutional, long short-term memory, auto encoders, deep networks
  • Training or learning methods: cooperative, competitive, back propagation of errors, supervised, unsupervised, reinforcement, adaptive resonance, generative adversarial
  • Network implementation: analog, digital, stochastic, energy-efficient, hardware-accelerated
  • Broad applications: speech recognition, language translation, face recognition, scene understanding, photo sorting, reading print or handwriting, medical image diagnosis, autonomous vehicles, drug delivery design, question answering, web searches, game playing

Nominations should clearly indicate the scientific impact—innovative, technical, and/or conceptual—and, when applicable, the societal impact of the nominee’s work.


  • This is an international competition for individuals who have made significant contributions to neural networks for machine learning.
  • يجب تقديم هذه الجائزة والجائزة إلى فرد ، وفقًا لما تحدده إرادة هنري باور.
  • Candidates must be living, and the winner must participate in The Franklin Institute Awards Week programs, to be held in April 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • سيتم قبول الترشيحات من أي فرد أو منظمة ، بما في ذلك الترشيحات الذاتية.
  • سيكون موضع تقدير رسالة بريد إلكتروني عن نية الترشيح بحلول أبريل 30 ، 2019.

إجراءات الترشيح:

An email of intent to nominate received by April 30, 2019 would be appreciated.

يجب تقديم الترشيحات باللغة الإنجليزية ويجب أن تشمل:

  • Name and contact information of nominee
  • اسم ومعلومات الاتصال للمرشح
  • السيرة الذاتية للمرشح وببليوغرافيا المنشورات الهامة وذات الصلة
  • اقتباس مقترح لكلمات 50 أو أقل ، مع إبراز الإنجازات التي تم تعيين المرشح من أجلها
  • Narrative statement describing the nominee’s qualifications for the award
  • Four confidential letters of support requested by the nominator, sent directly to The Franklin Institute Awards Office
  • Deadline for completed nominations is May 31, 2019

All nominations and supporting letters should be mailed or emailed to:

بيث شراجا
مدير جوائز معهد فرانكلين
معهد فرانكلين
222 شمال شارع 20th
فيلادلفيا، PA 19103-1194

العنوان [البريد الإلكتروني محمي]

للمزيد من المعلومات:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Franklin Institute Bower Award & Prize 2020

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