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6 Indian-American researchers to be honoured with PECASE

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US President Barack Obama will confer 6 Indian-Americans with the highest US government prize for young independent researchers i.e. Presidential Early Career Awards.

6 Indian-Americans researchers to be honoured with PECASEHere is the list of Awardees

  • Vikram Shyam – He is among the six NASA scientists to receive this award who led the technical innovation in fundamental aeronautics at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is among the.
  • Milind Kulkarni – An associate professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. His research focuses on Programming Languages and Compilers that support efficient programming and high performance on emerging complex architectures.
  • Kiran Musunuru – Assistant Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University and Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has developed a “genome editing” approach for permanently reducing cholesterol levels in mice.
  • Shwetak PatelWashington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Endowed Professor in Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering, Patel is a nationally recognised expert in sensor systems research.
  • Rahul Mangharam – From University of Pennsylvania was selected for inventing a new formal methodology to test and verify the correct operation of medical device software, saving lives and reducing care costs.
  • Sachin Patel – An Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Vanderbilt University Medical Centre offered a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober.

About Presidential Early Career Awards:
Established in 1996, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the US annually on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.

  • Awards are aimed to help maintain the leadership position of the United States in science.