CNN-IBN profiles Prof. Jayant Haritsa, Professor – Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Automation – Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and Infosys Prize 2014 Engineering Laureate, who put India on the global map with tools on troubleshooting in database engines.
In an interview with DNA, Prof. Shubha Tole, Infosys Prize 2014 Life Sciences Laureate and Professor and Principal Investigator, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, explains how the human brain is the most amazing computer ever made and how her work asks how the blueprint for the brain was designed in evolution, and how it is executed during its development.
An article in Pharmabiz covered how the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad, engaged in the synthesis of complex molecules from natural sources and is in sync with the global research going on in leading organic chemistry labs across the globe. The research was led by Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar, Chief Scientist and Head , Division of Natural Products Chemistry, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad. The efforts helped him bag the 2014 Infosys Prize in the Physical Sciences category for his contributions in the general area of synthetic organic chemistry with a special focus on the synthesis of complex molecules from natural sources.
In an interview with the Financial Express, Prof. Shubha Tole, Infosys Prize 2014 Life Sciences Laureate and Professor and Principal Investigator, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, elaborates on two major hurdles faced by Indian researchers wishing to raise their work to an international level. While appreciating the recent decision of the Union ministry to hike PhD stipends by up to 50 per cent, she says that increases of this kind should come as a matter of course, linked to inflation.
Patented price gouging and enduring enigma of drug costs
In an article on Live Mint, Prof. Shamnad Basheer, Infosys Prize 2014 Humanities Laureate and Founder, SpicyIP, P-PIL and Founder and Managing Trustee, IDIA, Delhi, talks about how legal regimes of most countries, unfortunately, do not mandate a revelation of true drug costs. He writes that drug costs will continue to remain an enigma as long as there is an investment protection model for incentivizing drug innovation, noting that drug originators must mandatorily submit their costs in order to merit market protection until they recoup costs along with a profit commensurate with the health impact of the drug.
In an interview with BioSpectrum, Prof. Shubha Tole, Infosys Prize 2014 Life Sciences Laureate and Professor and Principal Investigator, Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, talks about her journey as a scientist, her award-winning work, and how she balances her personal and professional life.
In an article in India Today, Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri from the Department of History, Delhi University and Infosys Prize 2013 Humanities- Archaeology Laureate, talks about how archaeological research helps us learn about our collective past and about the people who lived outside the world of texts and literature. More than 99 percent of the entire history of humankind unfolded before the invention of writing and recording, thus archaeology is key to learning about this vast span of time and connecting it to present day issues.
In an interview with The New Indian Express, Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar, Chief Scientist and Head , Division of Natural Products Chemistry, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, hand winner of the 2014 Infosys Prize in Physical Sciences, talks about his experience in the field of science, its current state, and what the future has in store.
In an article published by EduTech, Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, Director of CSIR – IGIB, New Delhi, and Infosys Prize 2013 Life Sciences Laureate, shares how his teenage fascination and plan to pursue a career in cricket changed into a love for science and a career in research. He talks about his education graph, perspective as a student, lessons learned in life, and his life outside science.
Dr. V. Ramgopal Rao is an Infosys Prize 2013 Laureate and the Chief Investigator at the Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics, IIT Bombay. In an interview with India Today, he spoke of how he often finds students arrive at IITB with closed minds. Most of them have pre-decided what they want to do with their lives, and are more focused on finding the right job than learning. He talks about opportunities in his field of research and shares his mantra for success.
Indian academia should adapt to changing requirements at a faster pace
In a chat with Business Line, Srinath Batni, Infosys Board Member and Infosys Science Foundation President (2013), outlines how India is lagging behind in scientific research, and the need for the academia and the government to be on the same page to make India a science superpower by 2020.
CNN-IBN’s popular debate show ‘Face the Nation’ with Sagarika Ghose hosted a panel discussion where Infosys Executive Vice-Chairman and ISF Trustee, Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, 2013 Mathematical Sciences laureate Prof. Rahul Pandharipande, Life Sciences jury chair Dr. Inder Verma and Director of Indian Institute of Science- Bangalore, Prof. P. Balaram debate over the current state of scientific research, the role society plays in it and if India is doing enough to bring its scientists back.
Infosys Prize 2013 Humanities- Linguistics Laureate, Prof. Ayesha Kidwai, in an article in the Times of India, speaks about how in order to save the worlds languages, what we need is promotion of a linguistic culture which is additive rather than replacive.
CNN IBN journalist Deepa Balakrishnan helps give a glimpse into the Infosys Prize with 2013 ISF President Srinath Batni, 2013 Humanities- Archaeology laureate Professor Nayanjot Lahiri, 2013 Social Sciences laureate Professor A. R. Vasavi and 2013 Engineering & Computer Science laureate Professor Ramgopal Rao expressing their views.
This Times of India article reports the essence of the address of the Chief Guest at the Infosys Prize Ceremony, Mr. Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General who said India’s scientific firepower could develop innovative solutions to solve the worlds complex problems by challenging the traditional dominance of mature economies in science.
This article in the Hindu through an interview with V. Ramgopal Rao, Institute Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Chief Investigator, Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the Infosys Prize 2013 Laureate in Engineering and Computer Science, covers in detail his area of work and its implications.
CNN IBN through a profiling series of the Infosys Prize 2013 Laureates, covers the work of Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, Director, CSIR – Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi and the Infosys Prize 2013 Laureate in Life Sciences.
CNN IBN through a profiling series of the Infosys Prize 2013 Laureates, covers the work of Prof. AR Vasavi, Senior Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, and the Infosys Prize 2013 Laureate in Social Sciences.
CNN IBN through a profiling series of the Infosys Prize 2013 Laureates, covers the work of Prof. Ayesha Kidwai, Professor, Centre for Linguistics, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Infosys Prize 2013 Laureate in Humanities - Linguistics.
CNN IBN through a profiling series of the Infosys Prize 2013 Laureates, covers the work of Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri, Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi, and Infosys Prize 2013 Laureate in Humanities - Archaeology.