The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) has announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2016 in the categories of Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.
1. Prof. Kaivan Munshi for Social Sciences: Munshi, Professor at Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge (UK) has been recognised for his deep analysis of the multifaceted role of ethnic groups and caste-based communities in the process of economic development.
2. Prof. Sunit Amrith for Humanities: Amrith, a Professor of History at Harvard University (US), was awarded for his excellent contribution to the history of migration, environment and international public health.
3. Dr. Gagandeep Kang for Life Sciences: She was awarded for her ground-breaking contribution to understanding the natural history of rotavirus and other infectious diseases prevalent both in India and abroad.
4. Prof. Akshay Venkatesh for Mathematical Sciences: A professor in Department of Mathematics at Stanford University (US), Verma has been awarded for his enormous contribution to the modern number theory.
5. Dr. Anil Bhardwaj for Physical Sciences: Bhardwaj, Director of Space Physics Laboratory at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, has been recognised for his exceptional work in Planetary Science and Exploration including detection and delineation of the nature and origin of planetary x-rays.
6. Prof. V. Kumaran for Engineering and Computer Science: Kumaran, a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, was awarded for his exemplary work in complex fluids and complex flows, especially in transition and turbulence in soft walled tubes and tubes that play an important role in cardio-vascular and pulmonary health.
Source – Business Standard