MIT Technology Review Reveals Annual Innovators Under 35 List
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, MIT Technology Review releases its annual list of Innovators Under 35 (www.technologyreview.com/lists/innovators-under-35). Since 1999, the global media company has annually recognized exceptionally talented young technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world.
“Over the years, we’ve had success in choosing young innovators whose work has been profoundly influential on the direction of human affairs,” says Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher. “Previous winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; Jonathan Ive, the chief designer of Apple; and David Karp, the creator of Tumblr. We’re proud of our selections and the variety of achievements they celebrate.”
The 2014 List:
Biotechnology and Medicine 1. Emily Balskus Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University 2. Duygu Kuzum Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University 3. Megan McCain Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California 4. Maria Nunes Head of Adhesive Technologies, Gecko Pereira Biomedical 5. Maryam Assistant Professor of Electrical Shanechi Engineering, University of Southern California 6. Kay Tye Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT 7. Jonathan Assistant Professor of Electrical and Viventi Computer Engineering, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering 8. Kathryn Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Whitehead Carnegie Mellon University 9. Rumi Chunara Instructor, Harvard Medical School 10. Manu Prakash Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University Computer and Electronics Hardware 11. Ayah Bdeir Founder and CEO, littleBits 12. Palmer Luckey Founder, Oculus VR 13. Fadel Adib Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT CSAIL 14. David He Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer, Quanttus 15. Jinha Lee Senior Software Engineer and Head of Interactive Visualization Lab, Samsung Electronics 16. Julie Shah Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Leader, CSAIL Interactive Robotics Group, MIT Energy 17. Miles Barr Cofounder and CEO, Ubiquitous Energy Inc. 18. George Ban- Assistant Professor of Civil and Weiss Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California 19. Tanuja Ganu Technical Staff Member, IBM -India Research Laboratory 20. Hui Wu Associate Professor, Tsinghua University School of Materials Science & Engineering 21. Sarah Kearney Executive Director, PRIME Coalition Internet and Web 22. Aaron Levie Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Box 23. Alex Ljung Founder, CEO and Managing Director, Soundcloud 24. Bret Taylor Founder and CEO, Quip 25. Kuang Chen Founder and CEO, Captricity 26. Santiago Villegas Giraldo CEO, AliadosWeb/Online Safety Project 27. Severin Hacker Cofounder and CEO, Duolingo Nanotechnology and Materials 28. Emily Cole Cofounder and Chief Science Officer, Liquid Light 29. Tak Sing Wong Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University 30. Guihua Yu Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin Software 31. Rand Hindi Founder and CEO, Snips 32. Michael Schmidt Founder and CEO, Nutonian Inc. 33. Shyam Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Gollakota Engineering; Leader, Networks and Wireless Group, University of Washington 34. Quoc Le Research Scientist, Google Brain Telecommunications 35. Kurtis Heimerl Founder and CEO, Endaga
This year’s honorees will be featured online at technologyreview.com starting today, and in the September/October print magazine, which hits newsstands worldwide on Sept. 2. They will also appear in person at the upcoming EmTech MIT conference, to be held from Sept. 23-25 in Cambridge, Mass. (www.EmTechMIT.com).
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