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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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Neal Katyal
Law Professor Neal Katyal (34) was named among Top 40 lawyers under 40 by the `National Law Journal` in US. Katyal is the lead attorney for the alleged driver and bodyguard of Osama bin Laden, Salim Ahmed Hamdan. He`s an expert in national security law, the American Constitution and the Geneva Conventions.
Technology
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
Nina Davuluri
Nina Davuluri (born April 20, 1989) is Miss New York 2013, Miss America 2014, and the first Indian American to be chosen as Miss America.
Entertainment
Ameya Pawar
Ameya Pawar (born April 22, 1980), was elected to the Chicago City Council as an Alderman of the 47th Ward of the City of Chicago in the 2011 municipal elections held on February 22, 2011 and is the first Indian - American in Chicago City Council history.
Politics
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
Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar
Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar is an Indian mathematician known for his contributions to algebraic geometry. He currently holds the Marshall distinguished professor of mathematics chair at Purdue University. He is known for Abhyankar's conjecture of finite group theory.
Science
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
Anand Rajaraman, co-founder of Kosmix
Rajaraman founded Junglee Corp. in 1996. Junglee Corp. pioneered Internet comparison shopping
Technology
Bala V. Balachandran
Bala V Balachandran is the J. L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Founder & Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India. He has numerous awards for his excellence in teaching (J.L.Kellogg distinguished Professorship in Accounting, Sid Levey Teaching Award, Alumni Faculty Choice Award, Indira Gandhi Memorial Award and the “Padma Shri”, the prestigious civilian award in India).
Academics
Sunita Lyn Williams
Sunita Lyn Williams is the second American woman astronaut with Indian roots, to be selected for a space mission by the NASA. In 2003, Williams was appointed, along with two others, to serve as back-up crew for the international space station expedition.
Science
Srinivasa Varadhan
Sathamangalam Ranga Iyengar Srinivasa Varadhan FRS is an Indian-born American mathematician from Chennai.Varadhan's awards and honours include the National Medal of Science (2010) from President Barack Obama,the Birkhoff Prize (1994), the Margaret and Herman Sokol Award of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, New York University (1995), and the Leroy P. Steele Prize (1996) from the American Mathematical Society, the Abel Prize in 2007 and in 2008, the government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan. He also has two honorary degrees from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris (2003) and from Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India (2004).
Science
Rakesh Khurana
Rakesh Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development in organizational behavior at Harvard Business School. After finishing his doctorate, Rakesh taught at the MIT Sloan School of Managemen and later at the Harvard Business School. His research focuses on managerial labor markets and the processes by which elites are selected and socialized. He is a prolific writer and thinker and has received awards at the highest level for his writings. He and Nitin Nohria are working with the World Economic Forum and the Aspen Institute to create a business oath, like the MBA Oath, that might be used globally.
Management
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
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; - best known as CNN's chief medical correspondent
Medicine
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
Vinod Dham
Vinod Dham is an inventor, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is popularly known as the Father of the Pentium chip. He sits on the boards of many companies including promising startups funded through his India based fund – Indo US Venture Partners,where he is the founding Managing Director.
Technology
Preet Bharara
Preetinder S. Bharara known as Preet Bharara, is U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bharara has been engaged in a number of high-profile corruption cases including the one of insider trading against that of Rajat Gupta, former McKinsey head and a former Goldman Sachs director. He has made it to the cover of the prestigious Time magazine for his crusade against Wall Street corruption and irregularities, including insider trading.
Law
Rajiv Shah
Rajiv “Raj” Shah is the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He was confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009, making him the highest-ranking Indian American in any presidential administration.He has led USAID in efforts to provide relief to the earthquake victims in Haiti and to flood victims in Pakistan.
Politics
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
K. R. Sridhar, founder and CEO of Bloom Energy.
Sridhar predicts that a $3000 box could be in every home within the next five to ten years
Technology
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