Iran has awarded its biannual USD 500,000 Mustafa Prize to two computer science experts, an Iranian and a Turkish-French national. The science and technology award, handed out for the second time this year, is given to Muslim researchers and scientists regardless of whether they live in Muslim-majority nations or elsewhere, as well as non-Muslim scientists in Muslim countries. According to a statement, Iran's vice president in charge of scientific affairs, Sourena Sattari, said today that the Turkish-French national, Sami Erol Gelenbe, and Iran's Mohammad Amin Shokrollahi, are being honoured for their achievements in systems assessment in model-making and computer coding. Along with medals and certificates, each winner gets USD 500,000. Iran first handed out the prize in 2015 to a Taiwanese- Singaporean nanotechnology researcher Jackie Y Ying and Jordanian-American chemistry professor Omar Yaghi.
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