Arogyaswami Paulraj and team (India, USA)
Invention: Faster wireless technology
Indian-American inventor Arogyaswami Paulraj and a team of researchers at Stanford University are the pioneers behind MIMO, a novel idea that dramatically improves the performance of cellular networks and wireless modems. The innovation enables higher rates of data transmission for digital LTE and Wi-Fi, and significantly expands signal coverage. Without MIMO, the availability of the high-speed internet as we know it today, whether in rural or urban areas, would likely not be possible.