Infosys Science Foundation Announces Winners of the Infosys Prize 2012

Infosys Science Foundation Announces Winners of the Infosys Prize 2012 
- Honors ground-breaking research in science, mathematics and humanities 
BANGALORE, India, Nov. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - The Infosys Science Foundation today 
announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2012 for their outstanding research 
contributions across six categories: Engineering & Computer Science, 
Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Social 
Sciences. Now in its fourth year, the Infosys Prize ranks among the highest 
monetary awards in India that recognizes scientific research. 
Infosys Science Foundation introduced a new category of Humanities earlier 
this year to expand the scope of the prize which has traditionally 
acknowledged research in the physical, biological and social sciences, as well 
as mathematics, engineering and computer sciences. Two winners were announced 
in this category for their contributions in the fields of History and Literary 
Studies. 
In the words of Prof. Amartya Sen, jury chair for the Humanities category, 
"The Humanities as a cluster of subjects - Literary Studies, Philosophy, 
History, Art, and Legal Theory - complement the traditional sciences and have 
an important role in broadening human lives, like science has. Having a prize 
in Humanities will add incentive for younger people in the country to pursue 
these subjects. I am delighted that the Infosys Science Foundation is moving 
in this direction." 
The seven winners of the Infosys Prize 2012 were informed of their selection 
earlier today by the trustees and jury chairs who evaluated their work along 
with panel members comprising of eminent scientists and professors from around 
the world. The jury chairs of the six categories are: Prof. Amartya Sen, 
Humanities; Dr. Kaushik Basu, Social Sciences; Prof. Shrinivas Kulkarni, 
Physical Sciences; Prof. Pradeep K. Khosla, Engineering & Computer Science; 
Prof. Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan, Mathematical Sciences; and Prof. Inder Verma, 
Life Sciences. 
The prize for each category includes a gold medallion, a citation certificate, 
and prize money of over US $90000. 
The distinguished winners of the Infosys Prize 2012 are: 
Engineering and Computer Science 
Dr. Ashish Lele, Scientist, National Chemical Laboratories,Pune,India 
Humanities 


    --  History
        Prof. Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Distinguished Professor of History
        and Navin & Pratima Doshi Endowed Chair in Pre-Modern Indian
        History, University of California at Los Angeles, U.S.A.
    --  Literary Studies
        Prof. Amit Chaudhuri, Professor of Contemporary
        Literature, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K.

Life Sciences

Dr. Satyajit Mayor, Professor of Cellular Organization and Signaling at the 
National Centre for Biological Sciences,Bangalore,India

Mathematical Sciences

Prof. Manjul Bhargava, Professor of 
Mathematics,PrincetonUniversity,Princeton,U.S.A.

Physical Sciences

Dr. Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh, Senior Scientist, National Institute for 
Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial 
Research,Thiruvananthapuram,India

Social Sciences

Prof. Arunava Sen, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute,New Delhi,India

Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys, and President of the 
Board of Trustees, Infosys Science Foundation, said: "I congratulate each of 
the winners for their highly impressive achievements and contributions in 
their respective fields. Scientific advances are important drivers of healthy 
economies. The ability to create, distribute, and use knowledge is a major 
source of competitive advantage, wealth creation, and quality-of-life 
improvements. We hope the winners will serve as role-models to motivate young 
Indians choose vocations in scientific research and increase innovative work 
and discovery being done in the country today."

Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys, and Trustee, Infosys 
Science Foundation, said: "I am delighted that the Infosys Prize continues to 
recognize the finest researchers for their unparalleled achievements. It is 
our aim to promote ground-breaking research, while encouraging young minds in 
India to explore the sciences. The Infosys Prize is a step in this direction 
and will inspire many more Indians to achieve these important goals."

The award ceremony for the Infosys Prize 2012 will be held on January 3, 2013 
in New Delhi, where Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former Prime Minister of 
Norway and former Director General of the World Health Organization, will 
felicitate the winners.

In its efforts to elevate the prestige of scientific research in the country, 
the Infosys Science Foundation is lending a special focus to the development 
of Mathematics, with 2012 marked as the National Year of Mathematics by the 
Government of India. The Foundation has already orchestrated lectures across 
the country and inter-school Fests on Mathematics aimed at fostering 
enthusiasm and excitement around this academic field.

About the Infosys Science Foundation

The Infosys Prize is awarded under the aegis of the Infosys Science 
Foundation, a not-for-profit trust set up in February, 2009 by the management 
of the company. The Infosys Science Foundation is funded by a corpus which 
today stands at over US$ 18 million, contributed by the trustees and Infosys. 
For more information, please visit http://www.infosys-science-foundation.com.

Follow Infosys Prize 2012 onTwitterandFacebook.

About Infosys

Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth. 
That's why Forbes ranked Infosys 19(th) among the top 100 most innovative 
companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology, 
and outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries 
realize their goals. Visit http://www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NASDAQ: 
INFY), with its 150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow's EnterpriseĀ® today.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are 
forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties 
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such 
forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these 
statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding 
fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability 
to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors 
which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to 
attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on 
fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on 
immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our 
international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus 
areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our 
ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, 
liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies 
in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of 
governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, 
legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, 
and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic 
conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our 
future operating results are more fully described in our United States 
Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 
20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and on Form 6-K for the quarters 
ended December 31, 2011, June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012.These filings 
are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make 
additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements 
contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any 
forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf 
of the company.

please contact: The Americas: Danielle D'Angelo , Infosys, US, Phone:  
+1-5108595783,Danielle_Dangelo@infosys.com ; Asia Pacific: Sarah Vanita 
Gideon, Infosys, India, Phone:  +91-80-4156-4998,Sarah_Gideon@infosys.com ; 
Australia : Cristin Balog, Infosys, Australia, Phone :  
+61-3-9860-2277,Cristin_Balog@infosys.com ; EMEA: Paul De Lara , Infosys, 
UK, Phone: +44-2075162748,Paul_deLara@infosys.com

SOURCE: Infosys Ltd

To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2012/23/c2991.html

CO: Infosys Ltd
NI: ENT 

-0- Nov/23/2012 06:59 GMT


 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.