Award recognizes most promising researchers of Turkish origin
Istanbul – Metin Sitti, Director of the Physical Intelligence Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, received the Koç University Rahmi Koç Medal of Science this year at a ceremony in Istanbul on Wednesday. The award recognizes the achievements of the most promising scientists of Turkish origin, exceptional individuals under the age of 50, who have shown world-wide outstanding success and significant impact in their research field. The single recipient each year is chosen by a special panel of international academic experts, and is bestowed in alternating years in the fields of “Science, Engineering, and Health Sciences” and “Administrative Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Law”. Last year’s recipient was the economics professor, Prof. Daron Acemoglu from MIT in USA.