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India born scientist honored for IT invention

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Picture Professor Arogyaswami PaulrajProfessor Arogyaswami Paulraj wins a top honour for the invention of a breakthrough wireless technology.


Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) born scientist and Stanford University Emeritus Professor Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj, has been recently awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize.The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, is the top global accolade for pioneers in information technology.

Paulraj’s recognition is for his invention and advancement of MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology, a key enabler of wireless broadband services that benefit billions of people worldwide. MIMO is at the heart of the current WiFi and 4G mobile systems.

“Paulraj’s contributions to wireless technology, and the resulting benefit to mankind, are indisputable. Every WiFi router and 4G phone today uses MIMO technology pioneered by him,” says Professor Sir David Payne, Chairman of the Marconi Society.

Paulraj is the only India-born scientist to receive both the Marconi Prize and the Bell Medal - the two top global IT technology awards.




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