Tata, two Indian Americans amongst Academy Fellows

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    Tata, two Indian Americans amongst Academy Fellows

    Houston, Apr 30 (PTI) One of India's leading industrialist and two Indian American researchers have been elected as members of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    Ratan Tata noted philanthropist and chairman of major Tata companies is among 18 foreign honorary members joining the academy.

    One of two Indian Americans honorees Dr Deepak Srivastava is the director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and Wilma and Adeline Pirag Distinguished Professor in Pediatric Developmental Cardiology at the University of California at San Francisco.

    Another member Madhu Sudan, Fujitsu Professor in MIT's electrical engineering and computer science department, is currently on leave from MIT, serving as a principal researcher at Microsoft Research New England.

    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which this year celebrates the 230th anniversary of its founding by John Adams and others honours individuals in the sciences, arts, social sciences, humanities, business and public affairs.

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