About V A Shiva

VA Shiva - The Man Who Invented Email

VA Shiva – The Man Who Invented Email

VA Shiva Ayyadurai is a scientist-technologist, entrepreneur and educator. He is the inventor of email. In 1978, while a 14-year-old high school student he invented EMAIL, the world’s  first email system, which was the full-scale emulation of the interoffice paper-based mail system, for which he was awarded the first US Copyright. He holds four degrees from MIT, is a Fulbright Scholar, Lemelson-MIT Awards Finalist and Westinghouse Science Talent Honors Award recipient.

Born in Bombay, India, VA Shiva moved to America at the age of 7 in 1970. He completed his secondary school education at Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ. He pursued his bachelors more…

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