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Indian American scientist Ramesh Raskar wins US$500000 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.

Sep 14, 2016 10:00 IST
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Ramesh RaskarIndian 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.

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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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