Two Indian-American scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been conferred prestigious awards for their pathbreaking inventions.
Nasik-born Ramesh Raskar, an imaging scientist and inventor at MIT, has been awarded the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize 2016, it was announced at Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Tuesday . Dinesh Bharadia, researcher at MIT, won the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award of the US-based Marconi Society . Ramesh Raskar (46) is the co-inventor of radical imaging solutions, including femto-photography -an ultra-fast imaging system that can see around corners -low-cost eye-care solutions for the developing world, and a camera that allows users to read pages of a book without opening the cover.
“We are thrilled to honour Ramesh Raskar, whose breakthrough research is impacting how we see the world,“ said Dorothy Lemelson, chair of the Lemelson Foundation, in a statement.
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