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Nine Indians in the MIT’s Top Innovators

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Saturday, December 8, 2007
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Indians across the world have always brought glory to the homeland by their spectacular achievements in business, science, and technology. Nine Indian innovators under the age of 35 are among the top 100 in the list of innovators selected by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review magazine for the year 2007. After Bobby Jindal and Lakshmi Mittal, it’s time for these navratnas (nine jewels) to bring glory to the country.

Be it the 31 year old Srinidhi Varadarajan, Director of Terascale Computing Facility at Virginia Polytechnic Institute who built the world’s third fastest supercomputer for $5 million (Other supercomputers of this class cost $100 million or more) or Smruti Vidwans with her new approach to develop drugs for tuberculosis, the chosen hundred represent a group whose innovative work in technology has a profound impact in today’s world.

28-year-old Vikram Sheel Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Dimagi, founded this organization in Boston to develop interactive software that motivates patients to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and AIDS.

Chaitali Sengupta, a systems architect at Texas Instruments, made it to the list for her work on communications chips used in advanced cellular systems now coming to market. These chips allow multimedia cell phones handle Internet access, videoconferencing, and mobile commerce more easily.

The other Indian innovators in the list are Anuj Batra, systems engineer, Texas Instruments, Ramesh Raskar, visiting research scientist in Mitsubishi Electric, Mayank Bulsara, cofounder and Chief Technology Officer, AmberWave Systems, Ravi Kane, Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Ananth Natarajan, Chief Executive Officer, Infinite Biomedical Technologies.

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