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Andrew Chi-Chih Yao Receives 2021 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology


Andrew Chi-Chih Yao.

In science, the paradigm is the search for truth," said Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Dean of Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences at Tsinghua University, who received the 2021 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology for his pioneering contributions to

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Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Dean of Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences at Tsinghua University, received the 2021 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology for his pioneering contributions to a new theory of computation and communication and a fundamental theory for its security. Yao's Commemorative Lecture "A Journey Through Computer Science" will be published on November 10, 2021, 10:00 AM JST at the 2021 Kyoto Prize Special Website.

In his lecture, Yao shares episodes from his youth and research career as well as insights he gained from his achievements in physics and computer science. "In science, the paradigm is the search for truth. In this process, we sometimes discover patterns and beauty which can lift the human spirit. It also leads to innovations that can improve human conditions and prepare us for future human challenges," says Yao, looking back at the journey of his research life.

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