Turing Award-winning professor in awe of Indian scientists’ contributions
- Professor Shafi Goldwasser, Turing Award winner and director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in the US, said on Saturday that she was in awe of what Indian scientists had given the world.
Bengaluru: Professor Shafi Goldwasser, Turing Award winner and director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in the US, said on Saturday that she was in awe of what Indian scientists had given the world.
Goldwasser was speaking at the Infosys Prize 2022 awards ceremony organized by the Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) on Saturday.
“I pay tribute to Infosys Science Foundation for paying tribute and respect to researchers, scientists and humanists who are the true heroes of progress,” she said.
Highlighting the importance of investing in science and research, Kris Gopalakrishnan, President of Infosys Science Foundation said, “Infosys Science Foundation has introduced the Infosys Prize to highlight the importance of scientific research for the development of India and the world.”
The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) on Saturday honored the winners of the Infosys Prize 2022 for their significant contributions in research.
The winners of the Infosys Award 2022 in six categories are — Suman Chakraborty, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (Engineering and Computer Science); Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice-Chancellor, National Law School, Indian University, Bengaluru (Humanities); Vidita Vaidya, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai; Mahesh Kakde, Professor of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru; Nissim Kanekar, Professor of Physical Sciences at the National Center for Radio Astronomy, Pune; and Rohini Pande, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Growth, Yale University.
Winners across categories were awarded a gold medal, a citation and a $100,000 purse from Goldwasser, the chief guest.
The event was attended by prominent scientists and academics from around the world, along with business leaders, young researchers and students.
Board members of Infosys Science Foundation — Kris Gopalakrishnan, Narayana Murthy, Srinath Batni, AK Dinesh, Nandan Nilekani, Mohandas Pai, Salil Parekh and SD Shibulal were present at the award ceremony.