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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.

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"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 Pereira

Head of Adhesive Technologies, Gecko Biomedical

5.     Maryam Shanechi

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

6.     Kay Tye

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT

7.     Jonathan Viventi

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering

8.     Kathryn Whitehead

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, 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


17.   Miles Barr

Cofounder and CEO, Ubiquitous Energy Inc.

18.   George Ban-Weiss

Assistant Professor of Civil and 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


31.   Rand Hindi

Founder and CEO, Snips

32.   Michael Schmidt

Founder and CEO, Nutonian Inc.

33.   Shyam Gollakota

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering; Leader, Networks and Wireless Group, University of Washington

34.   Quoc Le

Research Scientist, Google Brain


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).

About MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review leads the global conversation about technologies that matter. An independent media company owned by MIT, it produces publications read by millions of business leaders, innovators, and thought leaders around the globe, in six languages and on a variety of platforms. The company publishes MIT Technology Review magazine, the most respected technology magazine; daily news features, analysis, and opinion; and Business Reports, which explain how technologies are transforming industries. It produces live events such as the annual EmTech MIT, international EmTech conferences, Summits, and Salons. The company's entrepreneurial community organization, MIT Enterprise Forum, informs, connects, and coaches early-stage technology entrepreneurs so they may succeed faster.

For MIT Technology Review:
David W.M. Sweeney
[email protected]

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