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Since incorporation as an independent subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC continues to generate award-winning breakthroughs and recognition for our industry-defining researchers.
The Mexican Academy of Sciences has elected J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves as a Corresponding Member in the area of Exact Sciences. The Mexican Academy of Sciences was founded to conduct research in every area of the exact, natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities and engineering, ultimately contributing to the country’s development by linking education, science, technology and innovation. The Academy elects corresponding members annually, who are active researchers who have achieved recognition in their disciplines and significantly contributed to the development of research in Mexico while residing outside the country. Garcia-Luna-Aceves leads PARC’s research on ad hoc and wireless networking for multiple industry and government clients.
SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award
One of the most influential Operating Systems papers that were published in the last ten years.
Daniel G. Bobrow (PARC), Jerry D. Burchfiel, Daniel L. Murphy and Raymond S. Tomlinson. Tenex, A Paged Time Sharing System for the PDP-10 Communications of the ACM 15(3), March 1972.
The Tenex system pioneered many ideas that are prominent in modern operating systems. It included one of the first page based memory systems, copy on write sharing, mapping of files into virtual memory, and user/group/other file protection. It also had mnemonic commands with command-line completion and automatic file versioning. As one reviewer said, "Reading it now, I'm pleasantly surprised by how much is familiar --- thanks to its successors." The SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award was instituted in 2005 to recognize the most influential Operating Systems papers that were published at least ten years in the past.
Victoria Bellotti was elected to the CHI Academy as one of eight leaders and shapers of the field of human-computer interaction. It is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction. These are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led the research and/or innovation in human-computer interaction.
2012 Technology Innovation Award
The Wall Street Journal
PARC and Thin Film Electronics ASA were named a runner-up for The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award 2012 in the Semiconductors and Electronics category. The winners and runners-up represent disruptive breakthroughs from conventional ideas and methods.
PARC and Thinfilm received the award for Thinfilm Addressable Memory, the first printed electronic rewritable memory. Thinfilm Addressable Memory works as a technology platform for a wide range of printed electronic system products, such as smart tags, that combine memory with other printed components.
Internet Hall of Fame 2012
Van Jacobson was inducted to the inaugural Internet Society’s Internet Hall of Fame in 2012. The Internet Society honored Jacobson as one of the landmark "Innovators" who made outstanding technological, commercial, or policy advances and helped expand the Internet’s reach
2012 Power Players in Greentech
The AlwaysOn 2012 Power Players in Greentech list honored Scott Elrod as one of the most influential people supporting green technology entrepreneurs and bringing massive technology breakthroughs to a world that is hungry for clean, sustainable products.
The list highlights "powerful individuals bringing a new generation of innovation to the technology marketplace and the Global Silicon Valley, making our world a cleaner, safer, better place to live."
FLEXI Innovation Award 2012
The FlexTech Alliance awarded the 2012 FLEXI Innovation Award to PARC and Thin Film Electronics ASA for the most innovative flexible and/or printed electronics product announced in the last twelve months based on product design and ingenuity, potential market adoption and revenue generation.
Best of 2012 - Notable Computing Books and Articles
"Networking Named Content," co-authored by PARC's Rebecca Braynard, Nick Briggs, and Michael Plass, was selected as a notable paper in computing by Computing Reviews for its Best of 2012 list.
2012 IEEE COMSOC Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Technical Committee Technical Recognition Award
IEEE COMSOC AHSN TC
The IEEE COMSOC AHSN TC Award Committee selected J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves as a winner of the 2012 IEEE COMSOC Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Technical Committee Technical Recognition Award. The award was presented in Anaheim at the December 2012 AHSN TC meeting at GLOBECOM.
2012 Golden Acorn Awards
Nominated by a peer-based group and then selected by PARC’s senior team, the recipients of the 2012 Golden Acorn Awards truly embody our culture with their groundbreaking and industry-leading work.
The following PARC inventors have made considerable contributions to PARC's intellectual assets and demonstrated excellent patent practice and are recipients of the 2012 Golden Acorn Awards:
Patent# 8234233: System and Methods for Combining Breadth-First and Depth-First Search Strategies with Applications to Graph-Search Problems with Large Encoding Sizes
Tse Nga Ng, Robert A Street (Ana C Arias, Sanjiv Sambandan, Jurgen H Daniel)
Patent# 8158973: Organic Memory Array With Ferroelectric Field-Effect Transistor Pixels
Norine E Chang, H Ben Hsieh, Kai Melde (Meng H Lean, Joe Zuback, Nitin S Parekh)
Patent# 8268169: Membrane Bioreactor (Mbr) and Moving Bed Bioreactor (Mbbr) Configurations for Wastewater Treatment
Oliver Brdiczka (Maurice Chu)
Patent# 8086548: Measuring Document Similarity by Inferring Evolution of Documents Through Reuse of Passage Sequences
ESGR presented to PARC the Patriot Award, Above and Beyond Award, and Seven Seals Award, as well as the Statement of Support.
PARC was presented "these Prestigious Awards of Honor by one of their own contractors with Securitas Security, Inc, Sergeant Robert M. Lopez, USMCR, currently deployed and is the PARC Security Site Supervisor, who nominated PARC for these honors. PARC and their Directors have a very strong commitment to their employees who serve in our Military Service and have many Veterans in their organization."
2011 Technical Achievement Award
IEEE Computer Society
The IEEE Computer Society awarded Dr. J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves the 2011 Technical Achievement Award. Given to only five recipients, this prestigious award recognizes outstanding and innovative contributions – within the past 10-15 years – to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology. Dr. Garcia-Luna-Aceves was recognized for his "pioneering contributions to the theory and design of communication protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks."
Alumni Distinguished Achievement 2010 Award
Carnegie Mellon University
The Carnegie Mellon Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to Stuart Card as a pioneer in the field of human-computer interaction.
2010 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics
American Institute of Physics
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) awarded the 2010 Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics to Robert Street. Street's pioneering work at PARC in the early 1990s led to the development of flat-panel digital X-ray detectors, a commercially-available technology that has replaced traditional film X-ray machines for many medical applications.
Bay Area Green Business Program Certified
California Green Business Program
PARC is a certified member of the Bay Area Green Business Program, which is a founding member of the California Green Business Program. The programs distinguish businesses that protect, preserve, and sustain our environment.
Distinguished Alumni Award
PARC research scientist Lauri Karttunen received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indiana University Department of Linguistics in 2007. The award recognizes his contributions to a broad range of related fields centering around the computational analysis of language.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Association for Computational Linguistics
Lauri Karttunen received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Computational Linguistics in June 2007.
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute presented the 2007 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science to Stuart Card, PARC senior research fellow, for fundamental contributions to the fields of human-computer interaction and information visualization.