Professor Yoshio Yamaguchi of the Faculty of Engineering Received Prestigious International Geoscience Award

SEP 11 2017

Professor Yoshio Yamaguchi of the Faculty of Engineering received the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award of the IEEE Geoscience Remote Sensing Society, an international academic society. The only one person in the entire world who has contributed the most to earth science and remote sensing fields over the course of several years is elected annually. Professor Yamaguchi was the first Japanese to receive this spectacular award. He received the award for his contributions to Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Sensing & Imaging and Its Utilization.

The IEEE (I triple E) is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which is the world's largest expert electric and electronic organization. The IEEE started in January 1963 through the integration of the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers), which was founded in 1884, and the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers), which was founded in 1912. The IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society is a research society in the fields of earth science and remote sensing.

On Monday, August 28, Professor Yamaguchi reported the award to President Takahashi and Director Takahashi (in charge of research) and explained about the award and his research field. Regarding the award, Professor Yamaguchi stated: "The name of Niigata University is known worldwide in this field. I received this prestigious award this time, but I think that everyone at Niigata University received it." He expressed his gratitude to the faculty, staff and university; the president and the director gave high praise to him.