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MIT Technology Review Announces 2018 Innovators Under 35 List

CAMBRIDGE, MA – June 27, 2018: MIT Technology Review today announced its annual list of Innovators Under 35. This renowned list honors exceptionally talented technologists whose innovations are poised to transform our world.

The 35 innovators on this year’s list include inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, humanitarians and pioneers in fields ranging from software and biotech to artificial intelligence and transportation. Honorees on this global list represent six countries: the United States, United Kingdom, China, Netherlands, India and Chile. To learn more about each of the honorees, visit

Gideon Lichfield, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review, said: “MIT Technology Review is focused on reporting technology first — the groundbreaking changes and their potential to impact our lives. With our annual Innovators Under 35 list, we dive deeper and honor the outstanding people behind those technologies. Our goal with these profiles is to offer an in-depth look at what the face of innovation looks like both today and in the future.”

2018 Innovators Under 35


  • Shinjini Kundu, Artificial intelligence
  • Manan Suri, Computer/electronics hardware
  • Sheng Xu, Nanotech & materials
  • Will McLean, Biotech
  • Barbarita Lara, Internet & web
  • James Dahlman, Biotech
  • Shreya Dave, Nanotech & materials
  • Huanping Zhou, Energy


  • Natalya Bailey, Transportation
  • Alice Zhang, Biotech
  • Elizabeth Nyeko, Energy
  • Jonas Cleveland, Robotics
  • William Woodford, Energy
  • Ashutosh Saxena, Robotics
  • Ji Xu, Software
  • Inch Yin, Artificial intelligence


  • Menno Veldhorst, Nanotech & materials
  • Archana Kamal, Computer/electronics hardware
  • Shehar Bano, Internet & web
  • Brenden Lake, Artificial intelligence
  • Adam Marblestone, Biotech
  • Marzyeh Ghassemi, Biotech
  • Niki Bayat, Biotech
  • Prineha Narang, Nanotech & materials


  • Mimi Yen, Biotech
  • Mustafa Suleyman, Artificial intelligence
  • Hera Hussain, Internet & web


  • Alexandre Rebert, Software
  • Joy Buolamwini, Artificial intelligence
  • John Schulman, Software
  • Nabiha Saklayen, Nanotech & materials
  • Chelsea Finn, Artificial intelligence
  • Julian Schrittweiser, Artificial intelligence
  • Alessandro Chiesa, Internet & web
  • Humsa Venkatesh, Biotech

Learn more about this year’s honorees online here and in the July/August print magazine, the first print issue following the outlet’s design rebrand, which hits newsstands on July 3. The 2018 Innovators are also invited to appear in person at the annual EmTech MIT conference September 11-14, 2018.

About MIT Technology Review

Founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1899, MIT Technology Review is a world-renowned, independent media company whose insight, analysis, reviews, interviews and live events explain the commercial, social and political impact of new technologies. MIT Technology Review derives its authority from the world’s foremost technology institution and from its editors’ deep technical knowledge, capacity to see technologies in their broadest context, and unequaled access to leading innovators and researchers. MIT Technology Review’s mission is to bring about better-informed and more conscious decisions about technology through authoritative, influential and trustworthy journalism. Subscribe. Follow: Twitter,FacebookLinkedInGoogle+Instagram.


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Meredith Chiricosta

BIGfish Communications for MIT Technology Review


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