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
Indian 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