Prof. K. Vijayraghavan, Director of the National Center for Biological Sciences, in Bangalore is one of five recipients of this year’s Infosys Science Foundation prize, given to world-class researchers in social science in India. Along with our friends from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras’s – Rural Technology and Business Incubator, Prof. Vijayraghavan is one of the Investigators of the Real-Time Biosurveillance Program (RTBP) carried out in the state of Tamil Nadu in India and Sri Lanka. The m-Health RTBP is an action research aiming introduce mobile technologies for disease surveillance and notification.
Infosys Prize for five researchers, B.S. Satish Kumar, The Hindu –> FULL ARTICLE
“BANGALORE: The Infosys Science Foundation, a non-profit trust set up by Infosys Technologies, on Monday announced the Infosys Prize 2009 for five eminent researchers in four categories for their outstanding contributions to scientific research.
The winners are: Thanu Padmanabhan of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune (Physical Sciences); Ashoke Sen of the Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad (Mathematical Sciences); K. VijayRaghavan of the National Centre of Biological Sciences, Bangalore (Life Sciences); and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Upinder Singh of the University of Delhi (the award is shared in the Social Sciences and Economics category).”
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