Tuesday, 30 October 2007

35 beautiful minds

Since 1999, the editors of Technology Review (magazine of Massachussets institute of technology) have honored the young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting; today that collection is the TR35, a list of technologists and scientists, all under the age of 35. Their work--spanning medicine, computing, communications, electronics, nanotechnology, and more--is changing our world.

2007 Innovator of the Year: David Berry
2007 Humanitarian of the Year: Tapan Parikh

Here's the complete list:

J. Christopher Anderson (31 - University of California, Berkeley)
Creating tumor-killing bacteria

Erik Bakkers (34 - Philips Research Laboratories)
Combining semiconductors

David Berry (29 - Flagship Ventures)
Renewable petroleum from microbes

Sanjit Biswas (25 - Meraki Networks)
Cheap, easy Internet access

Josh Bongard (33 - University of Vermont)
Adaptive robots

Garrett Camp (28 - StumbleUpon)
Discovering more of the Web

Mung Chiang (30 - Princeton University)
Optimizing networks

Adam Cohen (28 - Harvard University)
Making molecules motionless

Javier García-Martínez (34 - University of Alicante - Spain)
New zeolites for cracking petroleum

Ali Khademhosseini (31 - Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology)
Living Legos

Tadayoshi Kohno (29 - University of Washington)
Securing systems cryptographically

Tariq Krim (34 - Netvibes)
Building a personal, dynamic Web page

Ivan Krstic´ (21 - One Laptop per Child)
Making antivirus software obsolete

Jeff LaPorte (30 - Eqo Communications)
Internet-based calling from mobile phones

Ju Li (32 - Ohio State University)
Modeling designer materials

Karen Liu (30 - Georgia Tech)
Bringing body language to computer-animated characters

Christopher Loose (27 - SteriCoat)
Beating up bacteria

Anna Lysyanskaya (31 - Brown University)
Securing online privacy

Tapan Parikh (33 - University of Washington)
Simple, powerful mobile tools for developing economies

Babak Parviz (34 - University of Washington)
Self-assembling micromachines

Kristala Jones Prather (34 - MIT)
Reverse-engineering biology

Partha Ranganathan (34 - Hewlett-Packard Labs)
Power-aware computing systems

Neil Renninger (33 - Amyris Biotechnologies)
Hacking microbes for energy

Kevin Rose (30 - Digg)
Online social bookmarking

Marc Sciamanna (29 - École Supérieure d’Électricité and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-France)
Controlling chaos in telecom lasers

Rachel Segalman (31 - University of California, Berkeley)
Cheap electricity from heat

Shetal Shah (32 - State University of New York, Stony Brook)
Cushioning preemies

Abraham Stroock (34 - Cornell University)
Microfluidic biomaterials

Desney Tan (31 - Microsoft Research)
Teaching computers to read minds

Doris Tsao (31 - University of Bremen - Germany)
Shedding light on how our brains recognize faces

Luis von Ahn (29 - Carnegie Mellon University)
Using “captchas” to digitize books

Xudong Wang (31 - Georgia Tech)
Powering the nanoworld

Lili Yang (32 - Caltech)
Engineering immunity

Mehmet Yanik (29 - MIT)
Stopping light on microchips

Mark Zuckerberg (23 - Facebook)
Circle of friends

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