Professor Arne Halaas received the prestigious Rosing Honorary Award for over 25 years of research on search technology and his role in the establishment of the Norwegian search community.
Arne Halaas was a research pioneer in search technologies and a founder of the search community at NTNU. The unique search community at NTNU was why Google, Yahoo! and Fast all established research facilities in Trondheim. His ideas have also materialized in the form of companies like Interagon and Fast Search and Transfer.
The Rosing Honorary Award is given to persons who have made a significant contribution to the development of the ICT technology, nationally or internationally, over a long time period. There are six annual Rosing awards, but the Honorary Award is only awarded when worthy candidates can be found.
The Rosing awards are the Norwegian Computer Society's own prizes for celebrating the best achievements within the Norwegian ICT-community.