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.