Which Indian-origin scientist has won the 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize?
Ramesh Raskar, an Indian-origin scientist, has bagged the prestigious 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize worth $ 5 lakh for his groundbreaking inventions to create solutions to improve lives globally. He is founder of the Camera Culture research group at the MIT Media Lab and an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences. He has more than 75 patents to his name and having written more than 120 reviewed publications. Raskar is also the co-inventor of radical imaging solutions including Femto-photography, an ultra-fast imaging system that can see around corners. He is also inventor of low-cost eye-care solutions for the developing world and a camera that allows users to read pages of a book without opening the cover.