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Indian-American honoured

Written by: Staff

Dubai, May 2 (UNI) India-born Raj Reddy, founding director of the Robotics Institute at the Carnegie Mellon University of the United States, has been honoured by Qatar.

At an impressive function in Doha attended by the wife of Qatari Emir Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, Mr Reddy was honoured yesterday for his contribution to the computer sciences.

Mr Reddy, the recipient of ''2006 Vannevar Bush Award,'' is considered a leader in transforming computer science from a disparate group of academic disciplines into an integrated field.

His work has helped the US lead in a range of computer science developments, news report said.

Mr Reddy co-chaired the US President's Information Technology Advisiory Committee (PITAC) in the late 1990s, laying the groundwork for a national policy to significantly increase federal investments in information technology service.

His other major project is to combine the personal computer, telephone, television and video-phone into an inexpensive device.

Mr Reddy was a key note speaker at yesterday's Education symposium.


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