WASHINGTON: Indian-American computer scientist Subhash Khot, most well known for his “Unique Games Conjecture”, has received the prestigious
National Science Foundation’s (NSF) $500,000 Alan T. Waterman Award.
The award is given annually to an outstanding young researcher in any field of science and engineering supported by the NSF. The honour includes a grant of $500,000 over three years for scientific research or advanced study in any field of science.
An Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay graduate, Khot is associate professor at the New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.A theoretical computer scientist, he works in an area called “Computational Complexity” which seeks to understand the power and limits of efficient computation.Read Full story From Publisher.