CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MIT’s Technology Review today announced the TR 35, the magazine’s annual list of 35 outstanding men and women under the age of 35 who exemplify the spirit of innovation in business and technology. The honorees are blazing new paths in a wide range of fields, including medicine, energy, communications, IT, consumer technology, entertainment, and robotics. The TR35 will present their work and be honored at an awards ceremony during the 2011 emtech MIT conference, taking place October 18-19 at MIT’s Media Lab.
Paul Wicks of PatientsLikeMe was named Humanitarian of the Year, in recognition of his work to create a health data-sharing platform that networks patients to combat chronic diseases. Wicks’s peers on the 2011 TR35 list embody the brightest minds in technology today, representing organizations and institutions such as the University of California, Berkeley, Canv.as, Groupon, Foro Energy, IBM, Microsoft, RSA, Stanford University, and Yale University. The 2011 TR35 are developing software that can’t crash, using fast DNA sequencing for medical tests, creating a cheap, safe material for electric-vehicle batteries, guaranteeing security in the cloud, and improving connectivity in poor nations.
“Each year, the process of discovering and selecting the TR35 provides us with an exciting glimpse into the transformative power of technology,” said Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review. “The 2011 TR35 is approaching old problems with new technologies that will revolutionize society and business. We are proud to honor them for their work and potential.”
The 2011 TR35 were selected from more than 250 submissions by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review. Judges represented leading organizations such as Google, Harvard Medical School, Microsoft Research, MIT, and Stanford University. All of the TR35 winners for 2011 will be featured in the September/October issue of Technology Review and online at www.technologyreview.com/tr35/.
NOTE: A complete list of the 2011 TR35 follows.
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2011 TR35 Honorees
1. Pieter Abbeel, University of California, Berkeley
2. Yemi Adesokan, Pathogenica
3. June Andronick, NICTA
4. Judd Antin, Yahoo Research
5. Solomon Assefa, IBM
6. Jernej Barbic, University of Southern California
7. Dan Berkenstock, Skybox Imaging
8. Christopher Bettinger, Carnegie Mellon University
9. Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University
10. Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University
11. Brian Gerkey, Willow Garage
12. Yu-Guo Guo, Wuhe
13. Jeff Hammerbacher, Cloudera
14. Dae-Hyeong Kim, Seoul National University
15. Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California
16. Gert Lanckriet, University of California, San Diego
17. Xiao Li, Microsoft Research
18. Andrew Mason, Groupon
19. Miriah Meyer, University of Utah
20. Joel Moxley, Foro Energy
21. Ajit Narayanan, Invention Labs
22. Alina Oprea, RSA Laboratories
23. Andrew Phillips, Microsoft Research
24. Chris Poole, Canv.as
25. Aishwarya Ratan, Yale University
26. Jesse Robbins, Opscode
27. Ben Rubin, Zeo
28. Umar Saif, Lahore University of Management Sciences
29. Riccardo Signorelli, Fastcap
30. Noah Snavely, Cornell University
31. Piya Sorcar, Teachaids
32. Paul Wicks, PatientsLikeMe
33. Fengnian Xia, IBM
34. Fan Yang, Stanford University
35. Kun Zhou, Zhejiang University