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Subhash Khot
Subhash Khot ('99),an Indian-American theoretical computer scientist, best known for his "Unique Games Conjecture", has received the prestigious National Science Foundation's (NSF) $500,000 Alan T. Waterman Award for tackling some of the most challenging computational problems.
Technology
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M. Night Shyamalan
Manoj Shyamalan known professionally as M. Night Shyamalan, is an Indian-born American screenwriter, film director, and producer known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots that climax with a twist ending. Shyamalan gained international recognition when he wrote and directed 1999's The Sixth Sense, which was a commercial success and later nominated for six Academy Awards. HE later followed it up with Unbreakable (2000), Signs (2002), The Village (2004), Lady in the Water (2006), The Happening (2008) and The Last Airbender (2010).
Entertainment
Aruna Miller
Aruna Miller is an American politician who is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 15 in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Politics
Geeta Rao Gupta
Geeta Rao Gupta is a leader on gender, women’s issues, and HIV and AIDS. Currently she serves as Deputy Executive Director for UNICEF and the Vice Chair of the Board for the GAVI Alliance.
Social Service
Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra is a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine and a prolific author of more than sixty-four books, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers. His book Peace Is the Way received the prestigious Religions and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and The Book of Secrets was awarded the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards. His latest book is War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality
Management
Sri Srinivasan
Srikanth Sri Srinivasan is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 97–0 on May 23, 2013. Prior to being confirmed as a judge he was the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States and he has argued 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and was also a lecturer at Harvard Law School.
Politics
Dipak C. Jain
Dipak C. Jain is the current dean of INSEAD and the former dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Management
Anand Rajaraman, co-founder of Kosmix
Rajaraman founded Junglee Corp. in 1996. Junglee Corp. pioneered Internet comparison shopping
Technology
Kamala Devi Harris
Kamala Devi Harris is an Indian American attorney. She is the 32nd and current Attorney General of California following the 2010 California state elections. Harris has worked as an author and a politician and has served as District Attorney of San Francisco since 2004.
Law
Dr. Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of Internati
Dr Prashadis an author of eleven books, most recently, The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World, which was chosen as the best nonfiction book of 2008 by the Asian American Writers' Workshop and won the 2009 Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize.
Literature
Dr. Sudhir Parikh
Sudhir M. Parikh, M.D., is one of the most honored Indian Americans. He is the only Indian American to receive all three of the most prestigious awards – The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman and the Padma Shri.
Medicine
Padmalakshmi
Padma Parvati Lakshmi is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, model and television host. Her cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in 2006, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. In 2010, Top Chef won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
Entertainment
Subra Suresh
Subra Suresh, an Indian-American Madras alumnus and academician of Indian Institutes of Technology, was inducted as National Science Foundation’s director.
Science
Balamurali Ambati
Balamurali Ambati is a Tamil-American ophthalmologist, educator, and researcher, currently working at the University of Utah. In 1995, he entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's youngest doctor, at the age of seventeen
Medicine
Krish Dhanam
Krish Dhanam is a recognized expert in the field of human engineering and human development. He is the author of ‘The American Dream from an Indian Heart’ and contributing author to ‘Top Performance’ written by Zig Ziglar. His current assignments include functioning as Vice President of Consulting and Business Development for Ziglar True Performance and Co-founder of Krish Dhanam Training International.
Management
Jamshed Barucha
Jamshed Bharucha is President of Cooper Union.Prior to this, he was Provost and Senior Vice President of Tufts University and Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Music and in the Medical School's Department of Neuroscience. Prior to Tufts he was the John Wentworth Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth College, where he received the Huntington Teaching Award.
Science
Pankaj Ghemawat
Pankaj Ghemawat is an economist, global strategist, speaker and author.After a stint at McKinsey & Company, he spent 25 years on the full-time faculty at Harvard Business School, where, in 1991, he was appointed the youngest full professor in the school’s history.
Economics
Rudresh Mahanthappa
Rudresh Mahanthappa is a New York-based jazz alto saxophonist and composer.Rudresh Mahanthappa's prolific contributions to contemporary jazz have earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, commissions to create new work from the likes of the Rockefeller Foundation MAP Fund, Chamber Music America and the American Composers Forum, and a win in the 2011 Downbeat international Critics Poll. The Jazz Journalists Association has named him Alto Saxophonist of the Year three consecutive times from 2009-2011.
Art
Mittali Perkins
Mitali was born in Kolkata, India, and immigrated at age seven to the United States with her family. Her award-winning books for young readers include Bamboo People, Monsoon Summer, Rickshaw Girl, Secret Keeper, and the First Daughter books.
Literature
C.K. Prahalad
Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad(8 August 1941 – 16 April 2010)was the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in the University of Michigan. He is a co-author of "Core Competence of the Corporation" and "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid".On April 16, 2010, Prahalad died in San Diego, California.He was sixty-eight at the time of his death, but he left a large body of work behind.
Academics
Vikram Shankar Pandit
Vikram Shankar Pandit is an Indian-born American business executive. He is widely known as the CEO of Citigroup, a position he has held since Dec 2007. He holds a B.S & M.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, followed by an M.B.A & Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia Business School.
Business
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