The winners of the Infosys Prize 2019 in six categories were announced by Infosys Science Foundation (ISF). The awardees were selected from 196 nominations by a panel of 6 jurors. The awards to winning professors will be conferred by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on 7 January 2020.
Infosys Prize 2019 for science and research awardees :
- Engineering & Computer Sciences: Sunita Sarawagi, for her research in databases, data mining, machine learning (ML) as well as natural language processing, and for important applications of these research techniques.
- Humanities: Manu V. Devadevan, for his original and wide-ranging work on pre-modern South India.
- Life Sciences: Manjula Reddy, for her groundbreaking discoveries concerning the structure of cell walls in bacteria.
- Mathematical Sciences: Siddhartha Mishra, for his outstanding contributions to Applied Mathematics. This included designing numerical tools for solving problems in real world.
- Physical Sciences: Mugesh, for his seminal work in chemical synthesis of small molecules and nanomaterials for biomedical applications.
- Social Science: Anand Pandian, for his imaginative work on ethics, selfhood and the creative process.