IIT Madras Alumnus, Dr. R Bharat Rao (1985 BTEE), wins the Siemens 'Inventor of the Year' award. The award has been presented every year (since 1995) to twelve outstanding Siemens employees for outstanding contributions to improving the technical expertise and the economic success of the company (Siemens).
Bharat is the Senior Director, Engineering Research Development, Computer-Aided Diagnosis and Therapy Group, Siemens Medical Solutions.
The award is a recognition of his pioneering work in development of an automated data collection and analysis tool known as REMIND (Reliable Extraction and Meaningful Inference from Nonstructured Data), which enables caregivers to utilize disparate healthcare information to personalize patient care plans and enhance patient outcomes.
Bharat received his B.Tech in Electrical Engg. from IIT Madras in 1985, and his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Electrical Engg. from University of Illinois (UIUC).