Iran awards Mustafa Prize to Turkish-French, Iranian scientists

This is second time that the Muslim science award has been handed out

News Desk December 04, 2017
Turkish-French Sami Erol Gelenbe, right, and Iranian Mohammad Amin Shokrollahi, two computer science experts, show their awards during the biennial $500,000 Mustafa Prize ceremony at Vahdat Hall in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Photo: AP

Iran awarded it's $500,000 Mustafa Prize to two computer scientists on Sunday.

This is the second time that the science award has been handed out, and is only given to Muslim scientists from all over the globe- as well as non-Muslims who live in Muslim majority countries. Sourena Sattari, Iran's vice president in charge of scientific affairs, said in a statement that Turkish-French Sami Erol Gelenbe and Iran's Mohammad Amin Shokrollahi had been awarded the prize for their work on systems assessment in model making and computer coding.

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The prize was previously awarded to Taiwanese-Singaporean Jackie Ying and Jordanian-American Omar Yaghi in 2015. Each winner received medals, certificates and $500,000.

This story first appeared on Mail Online


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