Ramayya Krishnan Honored with 2015 Nayudamma Award
Ramayya Krishnan, Dean of Heinz III College and EPP professor, is the 2015 recipient of the Nayudamma Centre for Development Alternatives’ (NCDA) Nayudamma Award.
This award honors individuals for their significant global contributions in areas of sustainable development. Krishnan is being honored for his research and leadership in making data-driven decisions in key societal domains, including transportation, smart cities and living analytics. The NCDA presented the award to Krishnan at a special ceremony on Dec. 21 at his undergraduate alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Krishnan also delivered the 21st Professor Yelavarthy Nayudamma Memorial Lecture at the ceremony.
According to Carnegie Mellon news, the director of the NCDA describes Krishnan:
“A scientist of international repute, Dr. Krishnan’s contributions to the fields of big data, smart cities, living analytics and information technology are matchless,” said Anumakonda Jagadeesh, director of the Nayudamma Centre for Development Alternatives. “The volume, variety and velocity of data coming into organizations continue to reach unprecedented levels. This phenomenal growth means that one must not only understand big data in order to decipher the information that truly counts, but must also understand the possibilities of big data analytics.”