Bengaluru : 28-year-old, Ananda Theertha Suresh, born in Bengaluru and based in New York, has won the Paul Baran Young Scholar award for 2017, the US-based Marconi Society revealed.
“Suresh has been selected for this year’s Young Scholar award for creating technology that makes search faster and easier even on low-end mobile devices, with basic Internet. Suresh’s work is used by millions of people within speech and keyboard input applications in Google products,” a release said.
Suresh will receive the award from the Society at a special ceremony in New Jersey on October 3. The award consists of a cash prize of $4,000 (Rs 256,000) and expenses to attend the annual ceremony. Suresh, who did his schooling at Sri Rajarajeshwari Vidya Mandira in Bengaluru and obtained a science degree from National College in south Bengaluru, went to the US in 2010 after graduating in engineering physics from IIT-Madras. He also took a master’s and PhD in the same subject from the University of California-San Diego by 2016.