Palani Kumanan

Palani Kumanan Category: Technology in Journalism Palani Kumanan is Senior Technical Consultant, Full Stack Software Engineer and Technical Lead at The Wall Street Journal.He shared 2015 Year Pulitzer Prize for graphics team of investigative journalism, in growing recognition of the importance of using IT tools in reporting. He won the prize along with members of…

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Clarence Jey

Clarence Jey Category: Music Clarence Ranjith Jeyaretnam better known as Clarence Jey is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage who has had music chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, a Grammy-winning record and worked on various award-winning US television shows including an Emmy-nominated show. In 2011, Jey…

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Raja Krishnamoorthi

Raja Krishnamoorthi Category: Public Service Krishnamoorthi attended Princeton University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He then received a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Krishnamoorthi served as a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, as a special assistant attorney general under Lisa Madigan, the Illinois Attorney General, and as…

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Dr. Sundaresan Sambandam

Dr. Sundaresan Sambandam : Category: Medicine Dr. Sundaresan Sambandam is an Oncologist/ Hematologist in Cranston, Rhode Island and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Kent County Memorial Hospital and Miriam Hospital. He received his medical degree from Thanjavur Medical College and has been in practice for more than 47 years. He has…

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Mr. Kavi Alexander

Mr. Kavi Alexander : Category: Audio Engineering Kavichandran Alexander is an audio engineer and record producer. He is a Sri Lankan Tamil. In 1984, he started the Water Lily Acoustics record label based in Santa Barbara, California.Recordings released by Water Lily Acoustics have been nominated twice for Grammy Awards. Alexander was the producer and engineer…

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Ms. Gouzia Sivarajah

Ms. Gouzia Sivarajah : Category: Youth Entrepreneurship Gouzia Sivarajah is the Founder and CEO of SIINNO. She was a Freshmen at Heritage High School when the company was created. Gouzia participated in BPA where she won 1st place at state level and went to nationals for entrepreneurship. She also participated in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy…

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Prof. Ganapathy Shanmugam

Prof. Ganapathy Shanmugam : Category: Academic Excellence G.Shanmugam emigrated to the U.S. in 1970. He is a pragmatic and and an iconoclastic deep-water process sedimentologist. His primary contributions are aimed at documenting the volumetric importance of sandy mass-transport deposits and bottom-current reworked sands in deep-water petroleum reservoirs worldwide and at dispelling the popular myth that…

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Mr. Paul Pandian

Mr. Paul Pandian: Category: Business and Entrepreneurship Paul Pandian is founder and president of Transglobal Technologies, Inc., a holding company with investments in telecom, media, oil and natural gas. He also serves as an advisor to Tech Mahindra, a software services company based in India. Previously, he founded Axes Technologies, a provider of telecommunications products…

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Mr. Cottalango Leon

Mr. Cottalango Leon: Category : Media Tech Cottalango Leon is an Indian-American computer graphics technician who won the Academy Award for scientific and technical achievement jointly with Sam Richards and J.Robert Ray in 2016. Leon won the Academy Award for “the design, engineering and continuous development”[a] of Sony Pictures Imageworks itView technology, a digital 3D…

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Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar

Dr. Paramsothy Jayakumar Category: Science Paramsothy Jayakumar is Senior Technical Expert for Analytics at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center. A Department of Defense Scientist of the Quarter in March 2016, and Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers since 2013, he serves as Associate Editor of the American Society of…

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