Dr Patrick Hosein has been named as one of the four ANSA McAL Laureates for 2015.
An excerpt from the citation states…
Professor Hosein obtained five degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) including a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. After his graduation he briefly worked at Bell Laboratories before returning to Trinidad where he worked at UWI as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
On evenings he would use the department’s FAX line to interconnect the Campus Local Area Network with the, then unknown, Internet via a University in Puerto Rico. In this way students on Campus were able to experience the Internet for the very first time. Professor Hosein, together with a team consisting mainly of students, was later contracted by TSTT to develop the registration, management and billing software for the first ISP in Trinidad.
He subsequently returned to the USA in 1995, where he remained until 2011, working for telecommunications and cellular companies.