Ramesh Raskar wins 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Q.  Which Indian American won the 2016 Lemelson MIT Prize for his inventions in the field of femtophotography?
- Published on 15 Sep 16

a. Ramesh Bhaskar
b. Ramesh Raskar
c. Ramesh Dhaskar
d. Ramesh Thaskar

ANSWER: Ramesh Raskar
Ramesh Raskar wins 2016 Lemelson-MIT PrizeIndian American MIT Associate Professor Ramesh Raskar won the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize on 13th Sept, 2016.
  • He is the co-inventor of radical imaging solutions such as femtophotography, an ultra-fast imaging system that observes corners, creating low cost eye-care solutions for the developing world.
  • Camera invented by him also allows users to read pages of the book without opening the cover
  • Raskar is head of the MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture research group
  • Born in Nashik, he finished his engineering education from Pune’s College of Engineering
  • He finished his PnD at UNC chapel Hill
  • He holds more than 50 patents
  • The Lemelson Foundation awards prizes to inventors in the US
  • The Lemelson-MIT prize endowed in 1994 by Jerome H. Lemelson is the largest
  • It is administered through MIT.
  • Winner receives USD 500000 making it the largest cash prize for inventors in the US

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