September 29, 2022
Two Winners Received Inaugural WLA Prize

The WLA Prize dedicated to recognizing eminent researchers and technologists worldwide for their contributions to science unveiled its inaugural laureates.

The 2022 WLA Prize Laureates are:


Michael I. JORDAN, the 2022 WLA Prize Laureate in Computer Science or Mathematics, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences & Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley.

--"For fundamental contributions to the foundations of machine learning and its application."


Dirk GÖRLICH, the 2022 WLA Prize Laureate in Life Science or Medicine, Scientific member and Director, Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences.

--"For key discoveries elucidating the mechanism and selectivity of protein transport between the cytoplasm and nucleus."

The World Laureates Association Prize (WLA Prize) is an international science prize established in Shanghai, in 2021, initiated by World Laureates Association (WLA), managed by the WLA Foundation, and exclusively funded by Sequoia China.

The WLA Prize aims to recognize and support eminent researchers and technologists worldwide for their contributions to science. It is intended to support global science and technology advancement, address the challenges to humanity, and promote society's long-term progress.

Each year, the WLA Prize is awarded in two categories: the "WLA Prize in Computer Science or Mathematics" and the "WLA Prize in Life Science or Medicine."

The total award for each Prize, which may be divided among up to four laureates, is RMB 10 million.