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MIT Technology Review Reveals Annual Innovators Under 35 List

Cambridge, MA—August 18, 2015: Today, MIT Technology Review releases its annual list of Innovators Under 35 ( Since 1999, the global media company has annually recognized exceptionally talented young technologists whose work illustrates the most important emerging technologies of the moment.

This year’s list features several people who are figuring out in detail how the brain works and how we might stave off mental disorders. Others are unearthing knowledge about cancer that might open new avenues for treatment. Innovators in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence are showcased, along with people who are cleverly taking advantage of the falling cost of sensors and bandwidth.

The 2015 List:
Biotechnology and Medicine     

  • Gozde Durmus    Stanford University
  • Gilad Evrony    Harvard Medical School
  • Cigall Kadoch   Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
  • Dena Marrinucci    Epic Sciences
  • Elizabeth Mormino    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Rikky MullerCortera    Neurotechnologies
  • Rahul Panicker    Embrace Innovations and Embrace Global
  • Conor Walsh    Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard    

Computer and Electronics Hardware

  • Yunji Chen    Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Travis Deyle    Google
  • Rohan Paul    IIT Delhi
  • Benjamin Tee    Privi Medical
  • Melonee Wise    Fetch Robotics


  • Richard Lunt    Michigan State University
  • Aaswath Raman    Stanford

Internet and Web

  • Yevgen Borodin    Stony Brook University
  • Patrick Collison    Cofounder and CEO, Stripe
  • Zakir Durumeric    University of Michigan
  • Duygu Kayaman    Microsoft
  • Ben Rubin    Meerkat   

Nanotechnology and Materials 

  • Polina Anikeeva    MIT
  • Canan Dagdeviren    Harvard and MIT
  • Jeannette Garcia    IBM
  • Jun Ge    Tsinghua University
  • Zhen Gu    University of North Carolina
  • Michelle O’Malley    University of California, Santa Barbara  


  • Lars Blackmore    SpaceX
  • Adam Coates    Baidu
  • Lisa DeLuca    IBM
  • Jini Kim    NunaHealth
  • Jamie Shotton    Microsoft Research
  • Saurabh Srivastava    Xerox India
  • Rebecca Steorts    Duke University
  • Ilya Sutskever    Google Brain research team
  • Kevin Systrom    Instagram

The selection process begins with hundreds of nominations from the public, MIT Technology Review editors, and international partners who publish Innovators Under 35 lists in their regions. The editors pare the list to about 80 people, who submit descriptions of their work and letters of reference. Then outside judges rate the finalists on the originality and impact of their work; that feedback helps the editors choose this group. 

This year’s honorees will be featured online at starting today, and in the September/October print magazine, which hits newsstands worldwide on Sept. 1. They will also appear in person at the upcoming EmTech MIT conference, to be held Nov. 2–4 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (

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