On 5th March 2020, Soshi Shimomura (M2：at the time), Department of Electrical Engineering, received IEEE computational Intelligence Society Japan Chapter Young Researcher Award 2019 (Neurocomputing).
<Name Award and short explanation about the award>
IEEE computational Intelligence Society Japan Chapter Young Researcher Award 2019 (Neurocomputing)
This award is for an excellent paper presented by a researcher under 35 in IEICE Neurocomputing Technical Meeting in 2019.
<About awarded research>
I proposed a new method of visualizing the state of the underground. I utilized electromagnetic wave to observe the underground and employ complex-valued self-organizing map to cluster the measured data for visualization. We succeeded in visualizing a plastic landmine in the soil, which was difficult to detect with conventional methods.
<Your impression & future plan>
I feel great honor to receive this award. I will continue my effort in this and new fields.