US awards India-born Stanford scientist, scholar

Oct 05, 2014, 09:57 IST | Agencies

Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj, 69, and Himanshu Asnani, 27,  have been awarded prizes by Marcony Society in Washington 

Bangalore: Indian-born scientist Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj and mathematics scholar Himanshu Asnani at Stanford University in the Silicon Valley have been awarded prizes by Marconi Society in Washington.

Paulraj, 69, was honoured with the prestigious award for his pioneering work on developing wireless technology to transmit and receive data at high speed.

Asnani, 27, received the Society’s Paul Baran young scholar award for contributing to point-to-point and multi-terminal channel coding and source coding problems.

Named after radio inventor and Nobel laureate Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), Marconi Society awards annually individuals whose work and influence emulate the principle of creativity in service to humanity.

Paulraj donated his cash prize of $100,000 (R60 lakh) to the Society’s young scholar programme.
Asnani was also presented with a cash prize of $4,000 (R2.4 lakh).

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