Indian American Ramesh Raskar on 13 September 2016 won the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize.
Raskar is the co-inventor of radical imaging solutions including femtophotography, 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.
Who is Ramesh Raskar?
• Ramesh Raskar is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Associate Professor.
• He is also the head of the MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture research group.
• He was born in Nashik.
• He finished his engineering education from College of Engineering, Pune.
• He finished his PhD at UNC Chapel Hill.
• He holds over fifty patents.
About Lemelson-MIT Prize
• The Lemelson Foundation awards several prizes yearly to inventors in the United States. The largest is the Lemelson–MIT Prize which was endowed in 1994 by Jerome H. Lemelson.
• It is administered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
• The winner receives 500000 US dollars, making it the largest cash prize for invention in the U.S.
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When: 13 September 2016