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2016 Scientist of the Year By R&D Magazine


This is 51st Anniversary of the Award. Previous awardees include John Bardeen, Nobel Prize; Tim Berners-Lee, director of the World Wide Web Consortium; Steve Chu, Nobel Prize; Ralph Gomory, Former IBM SVP of Science & Technology; Leroy Hood, Human Genome Pioneer; Bill Joy, founder of Sun Microsystems; Kary Mullis, Nobel Prize; Calvin Quate, Atomic force microscopy; Justin Rattner, Former Director of Intel Labs; J. Craig Venter, Human Genome Pioneer; and Stephen Wolfram, Founder & CEO of Wolfram Research.

First and foremost, I am most grateful to my colleagues whose collaboration and dedication has been the key to our shared success. I am grateful to IBM Research, IBM, U.S. Department of Defense (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Research Lab, Army Research Lab) and U.S. Department of Energy (Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab) for their support of this work over the last 12 years. I am grateful to 150+ researchers at 40+ universities who are experimenting with TrueNorth Ecosystem. I am grateful to my mentors. I am grateful to my alma maters IIT Bombay and UCSD and my teachers at both schools. I am grateful to my family and friends for their love and support.

The cover picture is credit to Hita Bambhania-Modha. Her professional Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hita.life/ just launched. And, don’t miss her website http://www.hita.life.


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