Friday, January 09, 2015

Jayant Haritsa: Why Indian students should be goats, and not sheep

  1. This year's Infosys Prize winner from our Institute, Prof. Jayant Haritsa, has a blog post at the Infosys Science Foundation website: Why Indian students should be goats, and not sheep.

  2. The Infosys Prize ceremony happened a few days ago, and the videos have been posted on a YouTube channel devoted to the Prize. Jayant's acceptance speech is here, and the other highlight of the event, Prof. Amartya Sen's speech, is here.

    Here's a video profile of Jayant (you can find profiles of the other winners at the Infosys Prize channel). Knowing Jayant's sharp wit, I'm not surprised that he identifies "a very good sense of humour" as the first item when asked about "attributes of a researcher."