MCL Director, Professor C.-C. Jay Kuo, was selected to receive a Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award by the honor society of the Phi Kappa Phi chapter at the University of Southern California. His achievement was recognized at the annual USC Academic Honors Convocation at Town and Gown on April 19,2022.

Phi Kappa Phi presented up to four awards to USC faculty for works predominantly created while at USC. The recipients of the awards are chosen by a committee of faculty from diverse fields. The prize recognizes major achievements in research, contributions to knowledge, and artistic creativity. Scholarly and creative works. Professor Kuo was selected because of his collection of work on interpretable A.I. and sustainable computing in recent years.

The following excerpt is taken from the description that commemorates Professor Kuo’s Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award. “Professor Kuo’s articles on interpretable and green artificial intelligence have received far-reaching recognition. With this work, he creates new algorithms for A.I. that use far less computational processing power and reduce energy consumption in ways that make this technology more sustainable. His artificial intelligence and machine learning research also has many promising applications for the internet, media, and national security. This work has earned him accolades, as his research on interpretable convolutional neural networks received a Best Paper Award from the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation.”