MIT’s Technology Review Reveals the 2011 TR35

Top 35 Innovators Under 35 to be Honored at Technology Review’s emtech MIT 2011 Conference in October

EmTech@MIT 2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--()--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,, 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

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,

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


Media Strategies on behalf of emtech MIT
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Liora Bram, 617-202-9854


Media Strategies on behalf of emtech MIT
Cheryl Delgreco, 617-723-4004
Liora Bram, 617-202-9854