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About Ajay Prabhakar
Ajay Prabhakar, is an Award winning Researcher, Prolific Author, Technologist, Educationist, Historian and Africanist.
He consults extensively on artificial intelligence (AI), research and machine learning (ML) processes in enterprises and the different arms of the governments of the world. He has deep domain expertise in application of natural language processing, computer vision / image recognition, face identification / verification technologies.
His current offering of training and consultation combines leadership driven executive courses with Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning, and consultation of how these technologies can be integrated to make companies more effective.
Speaker and thought leader on the topics of leadership, identity, technology, education and creativity, he has travelled the world, presenting at various prestigious academic, government and private organizations.
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Sights from the Yore
Photos (From Left to right) - 1) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar in the Convention for Women political rights and equal participation in Political Positions with African Women Leaders, encouraging and supporting them to have more women in power and decision making processes.
2) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar with Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs, Professor Catherine Acholonu, Mr. Ntutule Tshenye, Corporate Citizenship Lead, outside the first community center dedicated to local industry development and youth skill empowerment.
3) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar with his security cover outside United Nations Office in Abuja enroute to visit an educational program in a local government.
4) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar with Magnus Kpakol, Chief Economic Adviser to the President, at an event jointly organized by UNCCD and NAPEP for national youth skill empowerment.
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Dr. Ajay Prabhakar has been researching ancient civilizations and cultures and is part of several research projects being carried out in Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA, some of which are listed here. He has worked extensively on multiple archaeological research projects with many countries in West Africa. Prabhakar's work relies heavily on technology, primarily, artificial intelligence, to study how people lived in different periods of time.
He is an expert in the conservation of a number of artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, textiles, books, manuscripts of all time periods, both on their own and as part of a larger collection of museums, archival, and private collections. His experience includes tasks such as archaeological field work, excavation, laboratory analysis, object identification, documentation, virtual mapping, artifact repair and restoration.
Apart from his own learning experiences he also provides training to archaeologists around the world by providing hands-on experience at excavations sites across Africa, Asia and Europe. He is also experienced in the linguistic and archaeological study, comparison, and technical analysis of the Monolithic writings in Ireland namely Turoe Stone. He has been conducting lectures on Monolithic Scripts for many years. His main focus is on Bronze Age settlements, which he explores through his specialized use of satellite imagery for mapping purposes.
His research has taken him to work with and visit places like the British Museum in London; The Louvre in Paris; The Egyptian Museum in Cairo; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; The Al-Azhar University Library in Cairo; Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum, Museum of Qin and more.
Peep holes into research
Be part of our story with Dr. Ajay Prabhakar who has visited multitudes of museums and research sites in the world , rediscovering human ingenuity, award-winning exhibitions, iconic objects and stories which connect our past to the present and will map our future.
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Dr. Ajay Prabhakar has written extensively on technology, research and its processes.
He is the author of 6 books, notable among them is The Gram Code, foreword of which was written by the Former President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and They Lived before Adam, the research book which is being used as a textbook in many universities in the USA and UK.
He has also authored three books on the impact of emerging technologies and applications, for Microsoft (Windows XP and Productivity Programs) and the United Nations (Impressions and A Different Path) for its various grass root training and sensitization programs.
He has published over 98 articles in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and book chapters.
He has an extensive diverse publication history on topics ranging from artificial intelligence integration in complex processes to distributed systems to data science, machine learning, predictive analytics to archives .
His work has been translated into multiple languages including German and Igbo.
Research books authored by Dr. Ajay Prabhakar
Windows XP and Productivity Programs (A Microsoft Unlimited Potential Project Handbook) - 2006
The Gram Code of African Adam (Research Handbook rediscovering human lost civilizations) - 2005
The Lost Testament of the Ancestors of Adam (Research Handbook rediscovering human lost civilizations)- 2010
Impressions - A Handbook on Research and Research Processes - 2009
A Different Path - A Leadership and Management Manual - 2004
They Lived Before Adam (Research Handbook rediscovering human lost civilizations)- 2008
Book Launch Sights
Book launches are always exciting and nail biting , from the planning of the event, the venue, the event to book signings and to the final presentation. Below are some of the visuals of the "stadium launches" which became synonymous with the books associated with Dr. Ajay Prabhakar and his team.
Photo (From Left to right) - 1) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar with co- author, Professor Catherine Acholonu, Senior Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria and Kōichirō Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO and the Minister of Information and Culture at a development program inauguration by UNESCO, launching the Gram Code.
2) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar with Commissioner and the Kings of Igbo Land at a book launch in the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
3) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar with Commissioner of Youth Affairs and the Minister of Women Affairs at The International Launch - Nicon Hilton Hotel.
4) Stadium Packed Crowd Seated at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu eagerly waiting for the book launch of Dr. Ajay Prabhakar.
Words of encouragement, guidance and support from world leaders and thought pioneers
William Jefferson Clinton (Bill Clinton)
Senior World Statesman and Former President of the United States of America
It was a very warm welcome I received when I arrived and am grateful to the research team (headed by Dr. Ajay Prabhakar) for it ... Thank you for the inscribed copies of the books received ... I intend to work hard on the issues that are important to Africa and the world....
His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
Nobel Laureate and International Leader
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you (Dr. Ajay Prabhakar and Pioneers Nation) all for your efforts in promoting
a more healthy education for the young people of this world. I wish you the best for the same.
General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
World Leader, Former President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
The discoveries made by the team led by Dr. Ajay Prabhakar would be recorded in the annals of history as monumental and humanity would always be grateful to this wonderful team. With this rigorous research, the scholar and his team deserves our credit and encouragement for the bold strides they have made, for the painstaking effort and attention to detail and for pioneering a new definition to the dynamics of scholarship in the world.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
World Leader and Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Dr. Ajay Prabhakar and his research team have demonstrated what heights can be achieved by mankind through intercontinental cooperation in research, beyond the boundaries of Race, Gender and Creed. Therefore, I have no hesitation in recommending his work as a pioneering Handbook for World Renaissance, for the world has need of a new vision and a new cultural paradigm.
Kaleidoscope of recognition
We are extremely grateful for the attention to our work and encouraging recognition and accolades for the same from various international governments, research bodies and personalities prominent.
Photo (From Left to right) - 1) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar was invited to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, to share his work and offer insights into Education and the new curriculum framework and policy (NEP 2020) by Minister, Human Resources, Shri Prakash Javadekar.
2) Professor Catherine Acholonu, accepting the Flora Nwapa Award in New York, USA for the research work shared with Dr. Ajay Prabhakar.
3) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar in an event with Adi Godrej, Chairman Godrej Group, where he shared his vision for his program in India .
4) President Olusegun Obasanjo with Professor Catherine Acholonu, Senior Special Adviser to the President at an event with Government officials in Paris, in discussion about programs in Africa.
Titles (Conferred by Governments and International Organizations)
In the News
More than 125 leading international media organizations have reported about the different aspects of the research work and the multiple projects undertaken. Reproducing some of them here below
Nigeria's answer to Stonehenge?
For the past couple of years, these mysterious circles of carved stone figures, which villagers in southern Nigeria still worship on occasions, have been causing a frenzy of excitement. Dr. Ajay Prabhakar's research work is humongous and will change the course of history.
December 27, 2007
Building an African City on the ruins of an ancient village
A Modern City , A city of humanism, on 300,000 acres of land, is to be built around an ancient city based on the research findings of Dr. Ajay Prabhakar and his team in Benin Republic. The government of Benin Republic is extending every kind of support to the researchers and the Vizier to make this project , outstanding. The findings and the construction are to be funded by the United States Government.
June 15, 2009
Their (Dr. Ajay Prabhakar and team) research, , which took over four years, Vanguard gathered, began with the discovery of strange inscriptions on 350 sacred ancient stones in the forests of Ikom, in Cross River State , Nigeria. Eventually Professor Acholonu with computer engineer Ajay Prabhakar to bring about a blend of science and culture. The journey of the two scholars through the body of African ancient artifacts, ancient records and scriptures of the lost races of the world looking for missing links on Africa's contribution to history of mankind resulted in a series of research books which is redefining research processes.
October 30, 2008
Shocking Revelations !!!
In a daring project ever to be undertaken on the African continent, described as a marriage of science and culture, the team of Dr. Ajay Prabhakar have documented their research findings in a book published as the Gram Code of African Adam. The researchers are about to put Africa at the center stage of world culture and tourism. The adventurous research saw the team of Dr. Ajay Prabhakar journey through bodies of ancient artifacts, records and scriptures of India, Egypt, Sumer and Mesopotamia.
December 18, 2006
Dr. Ajay Prabhakar, Africa Renaissance Ambassador, and Head of Research, said at the meeting of the Panafrican Leaders, that the Cultural Renaissance Project is a humble offering to the world. He reiterated that he and his team would keep working on more projects and findings to keep the flame of research and innovation burning. Panafrica is supported by the United Nations and the African Union and the function was headed by AU Chairman and President Olusegun Obasanjo.
June 15, 2006
Dr. Ajay Prabhakar, winner of several awards has through this research , undertaken the most extraordinary and ambitious work in the history of the research and academic world.
January 10, 2004
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A diverse and illustrious group of world leaders, thinkers and influencers share how the research work of Dr. Ajay Prabhakar is shaping the world , one letter at a time.
Shri Prakash Javadekar
Honorable Minister, Human Resource Development
It was a nice meeting that we had… I commend you (Dr. Ajay Prabhakar) and your insights… I look forward to continuing our discussions on the topics that we discussed… Please also keep me abreast of any topic which you feel is important for the nation and needs to be taken up for public discourse…
Governor, Cross River State
I write on the behalf of the Government and the people of my state to congratulate you (Dr. Ajay Prabhakar and his team) for the meticulous research work and the audacious and revealing statements published in your research book. We are indeed encouraged and truly hope that you can unearth more of history in the future. Wish you all the best for the pioneering work and may the almighty crown your efforts with greater successes.
Senator and Former Governor - Benue State
Youth Empowerment is essential and cannot be ignored, for the youth of today are the future of this world. Dr. Prabhakar and his team have been instrumental in creating a series of innovative training programs which are helping the youth, to make productive their time and find employment which will not only benefit them but also the economy. We wish him all the best.
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The research work carried out by the team led by Dr. Ajay Prabhakar and Professor Acholonu is simply exceptional and takes the implementation of disciplined, challenging, educational research projects and methodologies to a whole new level….
is an outstanding accomplishment …. I am proud to present the evidence informed work to the international media and the academic world in general.
Smita Crishna Godrej
Director, Godrej Holdings Limited
This, is real education. If a child is equipped with this kind of value based education, it could help the child become a responsible global citizen. Focus on developing research,
Gender equality, and the attention to emotional quotient of a child as highlighted in your modules is so very important, today.
Recipient of the Padmabhushan Award, Mentor and Former Head - Chinmaya Mission
Work shows worth. A brilliant creation (projects done) from a genius mind.
Ambassador Ralph Uwechue
Career Diplomat and Former Ambassador to Liberia
I would like to commend the path breaking research undertaken by you (Dr. Ajay Prabhakar) and your team for its dedicated and consistent efforts in research towards building a great nation and a greater Africa.
You have done us all proud and we wish you more success and discoveries in your projects.
President Musée du Quai Branly, Paris. France
I wish to congratulate Dr. Ajay Prabhakar, Professor Acholonu and the entire research team for the study conducted on the linguistic evidence of the Ancient African Artifacts and its prolongation into a second stage, its theme of shared values and interculturalism among the ancients and among civilizations.
Video moments which capture different aspects, milestones, perspectives, growth and stories of Dr. Ajay Prabhakar's work and his achievements.
VSTREAM - Reimagining Education
Dr. Ajay Prabhakar
Creativity has become indispensable in the handling of today's most complex problems. Founder and Chairman, Pioneers Nation, Dr. Ajay Prabhakar talks about the need to rethink education and how Creativity and Values are essential ingredients to achieving the same.
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Presentation of the book - They Lived before Adam
In 1959, researcher Thurston Shaw uncovered artifacts and a burial chamber at Igbo Ukwu, a town in the Anambra region of South East Nigeria. The artifacts were dated to approximately the 10th century AD. They Lived before Adam, co authored by Dr. Ajay Prabhakar, presented to the world with CSPAN presents research in a new light and brings to the fore what is now termed as "pathbreaking".
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Presentation of the book - They Lived before Adam
The Gram Code of African Adam: Stone Books and Cave Libraries and Reconstructing 450,000 Years, co authored by Dr. Ajay Prabhakar, won the 2009 International Book Awards and was aired multiple times on C-SPAN Book TV in 2009. The research won the Philis Wheately and Flora Nwapa Awards in New York in 2009.
Dr. Ajay Prabhakar has been involved with organizations that work towards the betterment of society, innovation and the environment, at different points in his life. Some notable organizations founded by Dr. Ajay Prabhakar, that are engineering innovation in different domains through research and development are listed below
Creation of Archives (physical and virtual), Management (including preservation and conservation) and Exhibition (in different formats) are different aspects of the archival procedure which the Luminate team specializes in. Digital asset management, Mapping, Oral histories and corporate archives are the highlights of our services.
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Some moments frozen forever in the these pictures
Photo (From Left to right) - 1) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar with Vice President's Wife, Second Lady, Her Excellency Amina Sambo at the Presidential Villa.
2) Ajay Prabhakar at the permanent secretariat of the United Nations Convention Office (UNCCD) Office at Bonn, Germany.
3) The invitation card to the book launch of one of the books of Dr. Ajay Prabhakar at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.
4) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar is part of the Collaborative Leadership platform, spearheaded by Tata Archives, group of heads and experts in the domain of Archives in India.
5) Dr. Prabhakar at an Aircraft Manufacturing Unit of the Government of the Peoples Republic of China, discussing strategy and best practices.
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