4 Indians in Top 35 Innovators Under 35 list from MIT's Technology Review

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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.Two Indians Ajit Narayanan, Invention Labs, Chennai and Aishwarya Ratan, Yale University, who were part of TR35 India Winners announced in March 2011 form part of this list.

While Ajit is Chennai-based, Aishwarya was working with Microsoft Research in Bangalore when she won the prestigious honour at the Technology Review’s Emerging Technologies conference held in partnership with CyberMedia. Aishwarya has since moved to Yale University, USA

Two winners of Indian origin include: Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California and Piya Sorcar, Teachaids.

Umar Saif, Lahore University of Management Sciences is a TR35 honoree from Pakistani

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, USA.

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, Canv.as, 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.

A complete list of the 2011 TR35 (with details of Indians, Indian Origin and Pakistani winners) can be found here http://www.technologyreview.com/tr35/

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