Jay Kuo is a recipient of a 2007 Research Grant from the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications. The Okawa Foundation was established in Japan in 1986 to provide funding for and give recognition to new studies in the information and telecommunications fields.
Professor Kuo received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from MIT in 1987, and joined the USC faculty in 1989. He is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Signal and Image Processing Institute (SIPI). He is known for many outstanding research accomplishments in image and video processing and analysis, and in multimedia data compression, communication, networking and database management. He is the recipient of many professional and technical awards, and is a highly cited author who has greatly influenced the work of others. The Okawa Foundation Grant recognizes and supports his research on the topic "Efficient Video Multicast over IP Networks with Network Coding (NC)."
The Okawa Research Grant will be formally presented at a ceremony in San Francisco in October 2007.