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Infosys honours top scientific minds

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Published Nov 16, 2017, 6:29 am IST
Updated Nov 16, 2017, 6:30 am IST
The winners were shortlisted from over 236 nominations by a scholarly jury panel, comprising scientists and professors.
Infosys founders N.R. Narayana Murthy and Nandan Nilekani in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
 Infosys founders N.R. Narayana Murthy and Nandan Nilekani in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

BENGALURU: In its ninth year of Infosys Prize 2017, the Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) on Wednesday announced the winners across six fields: Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.

The winners were shortlisted from over 236 nominations by a scholarly jury panel, comprising scientists and professors.

 

For the significant impact on biological data analysis, which includes a genetic marker for breast cancer, determination of co-occurrence of HIV and cancers, and the role of white cells in Alzheimer’s disease in the field of Engineering and Computer Science was awarded to Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Director, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata. In the field of Life Sciences, Prof. Upinder Singh Bhalla of National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, was awarded for his contributions in understanding the brain’s computational machinery.

Prof. Yamuna Krishnan of the University of Chicago was awarded for her groundbreaking work in the emerging field of DNA architecture in the field of Physical Sciences.

Prof. Lawrence Liang of School of Law, Ambedkar University Delhi, was awarded for his prodigious output in the fields of copyright law, digital technologies and media, popular culture raising probing questions about the nature of freedoms, rights, and social development.

Prof. Ritabrata Munshi of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) was awarded for his outstanding contributions to analytic aspects of number theory.

Prof. Ananya Jahanara Kabir of King’s College London was awarded for her highly original explorations of the long-standing historical elements – conceptual, social and cultural – in colonial modernity, and for her subtle and insightful ethnography of cultural and political life in Kashmir.56u

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