* Information concerning affiliation/profile of the awardee is current at the time he/she received the award.
Host institution/organization in Japan:
Graduate School of Information Sciences
May - July 2010
Japan is a truly amazing place with mesmerizing natural beauty and ultra modern technology, whose people are no less than a miracle. It epitomizes a nation that is at the forefront of modern technology and scientific research, but still holds to the traditional values and customs that make its life and soul. The Japanese people are very hard working, punctual, affectionate, humble and extremely polite; their willingness to share their culture and traditions makes it easy for anybody to be a part of the collectivistic culture of Japan. Japan has tremendous opportunities for learning, especially in the areas of science and technology, with a university system that emphasizes on gaining hands-on practical knowledge that makes learning even more intriguing. I cherish the memories of the wonderful time that I spent in Japan, and would love to come again.