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India-born innovator Ramesh Raskar wins 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize

India-born innovator and scientist Ramesh Raskar has won the prestigious 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize. He is an associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT’s) Media Lab.

He is known for his co-invention of an ultra-fast imaging camera that can see around corners, low-cost eye-care solutions. It also enables users to read the first few pages of a book without opening the cover.

About Ramesh Raskar

  • He was born in Nashik, Maharashtra.
  • He is associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US. He is head of the MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture research group.
  • He had finished his engineering education from College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) and had completed his PhD at UNC Chapel Hill.
  • He holds over 75 patents and has written more than 120 reviewed publications.

About Lemelson-MIT Prize

  • The annual Lemelson-MIT prize is administered by the School of Engineering at the MIT. It was endowed in 1994 by Jerome H. Lemelson
  • The award honours US inventors who are mid-career and trying to improve the world through science and technology.
  • The winner receives US$ 500000 US, making it the largest cash prize for invention in the US.

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