2007 Speakers

  Cheryl Adas
Manager, Strategic Projects and Initiatives, Xerox

Cheryl Adas is currently in the Developing Markets Organization, as manager of strategic projects and initiatives at Xerox. In the past year, Cheryl has traveled around the world training and coaching Xerox employees in the Lean Six Sigma methodology. She is a certified master black belt and a certified instructor in Crucial Conversations. Cheryl holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a BA from Michigan State University .

Eric Anderson Eric Anderson
President and CEO, Space Adventures

Eric Anderson cofounded Space Adventures in 1998 with several former astronauts and leading visionaries from the aerospace, adventure travel, and entertainment industries. He has led the development of commercial human spaceflight and the space tourism industry since its inception. Anderson has sold more than $150 million in spaceflights, including those taken by the only five tourists who have actually flown to space: Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth, Greg Olsen, Anousheh Ansari, and Charles Simonyi.

He has developed and financed over $500 million in new projects for Space Adventures, including two global spaceports and the first private voyage to the moon, set to launch in 2011.

J. Christopher Anderson J. Christopher Anderson
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Anderson focuses on identifying new applications for engineered cells as test beds for synthetic biology. An interest in protein engineering and directed evolution led him to the Scripps Research Institute, where he received his PhD for work on rewriting the genetic code of live cells with unnatural amino acids. Currently, he works on synthetic-biology approaches to therapeutic bacteria.

Allison Atsiknoudas Allison Atsiknoudas
CEO, Investment Instruments

Allison Atsiknoudas, CEO of Investment Instruments, has successfully developed and executed multimillion-dollar initiatives for organizations such as the Office of the Army Surgeon General, the government of Japan , and the U.S. Army in Europe . Under her leadership, Investment Instruments' innovative Web-based tools for residential real estate have received national recognition and industry accolades.

Lotte Bailyn Lotte Bailyn
Professor of Management, MIT’s Sloan School of Management; Codirector, MIT Workplace Center

Lotte Bailyn is professor of management at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and codirector of the MIT Workplace Center. She was the T. Wilson (1953) Professor of Management from 1991 until 2005. For the period 1997-’99 she was chair of the MIT faculty, and during 1995-’97 she was the Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Radcliffe Public Policy Institute. She has long studied the ways in which the structure, culture, and practices of work intersect with the family, community, and other personal  concerns of employees.

She is the author of Breaking the Mold: Women, Men, and Time in the New Corporate World (Free Press, 1993) and its new and revised edition Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives (Cornell, 2006), as well as coauthor of Beyond Work-Family Balance: Advancing Gender Equity and Workplace Performance (Jossey-Bass, 2002).  

Marc Baldo Marc Baldo
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Marc Baldo, the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received his BEng from the University of Sydney in 1995, with first-class honors and university medal, and his PhD from Princeton University in 2001. He has been at MIT since 2002. His research interests include organic light-emitting devices, solar cells, and nanomechanical transistors.

Prith Banerjee Prith Banerjee
Senior Vice President of Research, Hewlett-Packard; Director, HP Labs

Prith Banerjee is senior vice president of research at Hewlett-Packard and director of HP Labs, the company's central research organization, which has seven locations worldwide. In these roles, he helps chart technical strategies for the company.

Most recently, Banerjee was dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He received a bachelor of technology in electronics and electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India, and a master of science and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Angela M. Belcher Angela M. Belcher
Germeshausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, MIT

Angela Belcher is a materials chemist with expertise in biomaterials, biomolecular materials, organic-inorganic interfaces, and solid-state chemistry. She received her BS in creative studies and her PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Belcher joined the faculty at MIT as the John Chipman Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering in 2002. In 2006 she was appointed Germeshausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering. She was awarded the 24th annual MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the 2004 Four Star General Recognition Award. Her research has been published in various scientific journals.

David Berry David Berry
Principal, Flagship Ventures

David joined Flagship in 2005 while completing his MD at Harvard Medical School. He was previously awarded a PhD through the MIT Biological Engineering Division, where his advisors were Professors Ram Sasisekharan and Robert Langer. At MIT, David studied the biological effects of glycosaminoglycans and applied his work to develop potential therapeutics for stroke and cancer. His work led to 10 peer-reviewed papers, 10 patents, and more than 20 awards and honors, including the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for invention and innovation in 2005. David also did his undergraduate work at MIT, graduating in 2000, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, with a degree in brain and cognitive sciences. He was named a member of the MIT Corporation, the Institute’s board of trustees, in 2006.

At Flagship, David focuses on early-stage life science and energy ventures. He works closely with portfolio companies BG Medicine, Epitome Biosciences, T2 Biosystems, and LS9.

Nina Bhatti Nina Bhatti
Principal Scientist, HP Labs

Nina Bhatti is responsible for creating leading-edge Web, performance, and networking technologies and driving the transformation of these technologies into successful commercial products for Hewlett-Packard and some of its largest customers. She built and leads the labs’ Customer Business Innovation team, which developed Color Match, a cutting-edge consumer mobile platform and application.

Bhatti holds master’s and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and pure mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has published more than 30 papers and filed 25 technology patents.

Robert J. Birgeneau Robert J. Birgeneau
Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley

Robert J. Birgeneau became the ninth chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004. An internationally distinguished physicist, he is a leader in higher education and is well known for his commitment to diversity and equity in the academic community.

Before coming to Berkeley, Birgeneau was president of the University of Toronto. He previously was dean of the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he spent 25 years on the faculty.

A Toronto native, Birgeneau received his B Sc in mathematics from the University of Toronto and his Ph D in physics from Yale University. He joined the physics faculty at MIT in 1975 and was named chair of the physics department in 1988 before becoming dean of science in 1991. He became the 14th president of the University of Toronto in 2000.

Ed Boyden Ed Boyden
Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab

Ed Boyden is a codirector of the new MIT Center for Human Augmentation and leads the Media Lab’s Neuroengineering and Neuromedia group, which invents and applies tools for engineering brain circuits with the goal of developing strategies for systematically repairing brain pathologies. In 2006, he was named to the TR35 by Technology Review. His lab recently revealed a new method for activating and silencing neurons with two different colors of light, a new wearable brain stimulation device, and software that can perform customized and adaptive therapy. 

Boyden received his PhD in neuroscience from Stanford University as a Hertz Fellow; there, he discovered new principles of how memories are stored. Before that, he earned multiple degrees from MIT in electrical engineering and physics.

Garrett Camp Garrett Camp
Founder and Chief Product Officer, StumbleUpon

Since 2001, Garrett Camp has guided product design and strategy for StumbleUpon, which now has more than 3.5 million members. Camp completed his master's in software engineering at the University of Calgary , where he researched collaborative systems, evolutionary algorithms, and information retrieval.

Franklin R. Chang-Díaz Franklin R. Chang-Díaz
CEO, Ad Astra Rocket

Franklin Chang-Díaz is the chairman and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket. He earned a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut and studied controlled thermonuclear fusion as a graduate student at MIT.

NASA selected Chang-Díaz to train as an astronaut in 1980. During 25 years of service, he flew seven shuttle missions and continued his research in applied plasma physics. His 1979 concept of a plasma rocket became the Vasimr engine, embodied in three NASA patents. In 1994, he founded the Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory to develop this concept.

In July 2005, Chang-Díaz retired from NASA and founded Ad Astra Rocket to continue his work on the Vasimr. It plans to deploy the Vasimr technology in space in 2010.

Andrew A. Chien Andrew A. Chien
Vice President of Research, Intel

As a vice president and director of Intel Research, Andrew Chien oversees Intel's exploratory research. This includes the company’s innovative network of university labs and its research programs with universities and governments around the world. Before joining Intel, Chien was the SAIC Endowed Chair Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego and a senior fellow at the San Diego Supercomputing Center. He was the founding director of the Center for Networked Systems, a university-industry alliance focused on developing technologies for robust, secure, and open networked systems. For over 20 years, Chien has led research and development of high-performance computing systems, with expertise in networking, grids, high-performance clusters, distributed systems, and computer architecture. Chien is an NSF Young Investigator, an ACM Fellow, and an IEEE Fellow.

Maria Cirino Maria Cirino
Cofounder and Managing Director, .406 Ventures

Maria Cirino focuses on investments in the IT infrastructure and security industry for .406 Ventures. Previously, she was senior vice president of VeriSign, following its acquisition of Guardent, an IT security company that she cofounded and led as CEO and chairman. During her tenure, she received many awards, including Massachusetts CEO of the Year 2004 and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen
Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry, Harvard University

Adam Cohen joined the faculty in the departments of chemistry and physics at Harvard University this fall.
He studied physics and chemistry as an undergraduate at Harvard. He completed a PhD in theoretical phys ics at the University of Cambridge as a Marshall Fellow and earned another PhD in experimental physics from Stanford University in 2006.

Guillaume Cohen Guillaume Cohen
Founder and CEO, Veodia

Guillaume Cohen brings extensive Web video and leadership experience to Veodia. Before founding Veodia, Cohen was head of enterprise business at Envivio, a spinoff of France-Telecom, and the leader in MPEG-4 and H.264 technology for IP Television. During his six years with Envivio, he started the enterprise market and made it into the most profitable business unit. His products were deployed by hundreds of customers, including Citigroup, Cornell University, Oracle, and the European Commission. He also initiated the Enterprise Work Group at the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA) and was a panel speaker at many streaming-media conferences. He holds degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and ENSTA in Paris, France.

Sky Dayton Sky Dayton
CEO, Helio

Sky Dayton is the CEO of Helio, a joint venture between EarthLink and SK Telecom.  Dayton founded EarthLink in 1994 at the age of 23 and helped usher in the Internet revolution. In 1999, he and former Disney Internet chief Jake Winebaum started eCompanies, an Internet incubator and venture fund that launched several successful recent ventures, including Jamdat Mobile, LowerMyBills, and Business.com. Dayton currently serves on the boards of Helio, EarthLink, and Business.com and on the advisory board of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Jessica DeGroot Jessica DeGroot
President and Founder, ThirdPath Institute

Jessica DeGroot founded the ThirdPath Institute, a nonprofit with the mission of providing individuals and organizations with practical information for developing integrated work/life solutions. She has been published
in the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia, and The American Woman 2003–2004 and is coauthor of the Wharton Work/Life Resource Guide.

Edward J. DeLong Edward J. DeLong
Professor, Division of Biological Engineering and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

Edward DeLong’s scientific interests focus primarily on questions in microbial genomics, biology, ecology, and evolution. A large part of his efforts have been devoted to the study of microbes and microbial processes in the ocean, combining laboratory and field-based approaches. His lab is currently interested in developing and applying metagenomic, bioinformatic, biochemical, and metabolic approaches to define and predict the behavior of microbial communities and processes.

Nora Denzel Nora Denzel
Senior Vice President, Hewlett Packard Software Division (retired)

Nora M. Denzel retired from Hewlett Packard having served as the senior vice president and general manager of its $1.2 billion software business. Under her leadership, the division successfully integrated nine software acquisitions while doubling revenue in three years.

Denzel has over 22 years of experience in the software industry in engineering, marketing, technical support, consulting, and executive management. She was selected by Storage, Inc. magazine as one of the top 20 “movers and shakers” in the storage industry and was also selected as one of the most powerful people in computer networking by Network World magazine. She has served and continues to serve as a director and advisory board member of numerous startup technology companies in software, hardware, and services.

In addition to a BS in computer science, Denzel has an MBA from Santa Clara University.

M Bernardine Dias M. Bernardine Dias
Founder and Director, TechBridgeWorld; Research Scientist, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

M. Bernardine Dias, the founder and director of TechBridgeWorld, is a research scientist in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, with research experience in technology for developing communities, automated team coördination, planning and navigation for rovers, and technology education. She teaches at the Carnegie Mellon campuses in Pittsburgh and Doha. Her administrative responsibilities include building and overseeing collaborative outreach efforts between Carnegie Mellon and developing communities around the world. Dias is a native of Sri Lanka. Her long-term goal is empowering developing communities through suitable and sustainable technology.

Roger Dingledine Roger Dingledine
President and Cofounder, The Tor Project

Roger Dingledine is a security and privacy researcher. While at MIT he developed Free Haven, one of the early peer-to-peer systems that emphasized resource management while retaining anonymity for its users.

He is best known for leading the Tor project, an anonymous communication system for the Internet that has been supported by such diverse groups as the U.S. Navy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Voice of America.

He organizes academic conferences on anonymity, speaks at many industry and hacker events, and also does tutorials on anonymity for national and foreign law enforcement. Roger is a 2006 TR35 honoree.

Alan Dobson Alan Dobson
Director, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork

Alan Dobson received postdoctoral research training in molecular biology at the Department of Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. A former Fulbright scholar, he is currently a professor in the microbiology department and director of the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork in Ireland. He heads a research group of 14 scientists, has obtained over €8.2 million in research funding in the past 10 years, and has published more than 80 research papers and graduated more than 37 PhD and MSc students. His research interests are in the area of environmental biotechnology.

Di-Ann Eisnor Di-Ann Eisnor
CEO, Platial

Di-Ann Eisnor is the cofounder of Platial, the People’s Atlas, which aggregates stories, reviews, and multimedia content about places from people around the world. Bloggers and site owners can now give their readers even more relevant content and community interaction. Platial aspires to bridge people, neighborhoods, and nations through place sharing.

Eisnor is an entrepreneur inspired by urban geography and online community. Her previous companies include Eisnor Interactive (NY), which became part of the Omnicom Groups in 2000, and Community-centric Marketing (Amsterdam), which is now part of a Ketchum PR offshoot. Her community-building work has been featured in Fast Company, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, as well as on PBS and CNN. She has been on the covers of Fortune Small Business and Working Woman magazines. She has a BS in painting and business from New York University.

Nader Engheta Nader Engheta
H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Nader Engheta is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, and professor of bioengineering, at the University of Pennsylvania.   Selected in 2006 as one of Scientific American’s“50 Leaders in Science and Technology” for developing the concept of optical lumped nanocircuits, he is a Guggenheim Fellow, an IEEE Third Millennium Medalist, an IEEE Fellow, an Optical Society of America Fellow, and the recipient of the Fulbright Naples Chair Award, the NSF Presidential Young Investigator award, the UPS Foundation Distinguished Educator term Chair, and several teaching awards.   He has given numerous talks regarding his research on metamaterials and plasmonics. 

Engheta received his BS in EE from the University of Tehran and his MS and PhD degrees in EE from Caltech.

Mary Finlay Mary Finlay
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Partners HealthCare System

Mary Finlay is responsible for managing the 1,300 IT and telecom professionals who support Partners HealthCare. Previously, she was the chief information officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Finlay chairs the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, serves on the board of the Boston Chapter of the Society of Information Management, and is a faculty member at the Simmons School of Management.

Carlos Garcia Carlos Garcia
Founder and CEO, Scrapblog

Carlos Garcia heads Scrapblog, an innovative service for creating and sharing multimedia scrapbooks on the Web. Carlos’s vision of “design online” led him to develop Web-based tools that enable everyday people to express themselves creatively. Carlos is also one of the founders of Nobox, an award-winning interactive agency. Nobox’s long-term clients include Toyota, Lexus, Procter and Gamble, and Mozilla (Firefox).

Gilberto Gil Moreira Gilberto Gil Moreira
Minister of Culture, Brazil

Gilberto Gil Moreira is a Grammy Award–winning world musician and Brazil’s minister of culture. Born in Salvador, Bahia, Gil formed his first musical group at the age of 18. In 1964, while working as a musician, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Bahia. In 1968, together with Caetano Veloso and a few other musicians, he founded Tropicalismo, an artistic movement that greatly contributed to the internationalization of Brazilian music and culture. 

Gil’s long involvement in Brazilian social, environmental, and cultural affairs led to his appointment as minister of culture in 2003. In this position, he has taken a proactive approach to advancing humanitarian, social, and ecological endeavors as an integral part of Brazil’s cultural and economic development. He has also pioneered programs that allocate funds and digital technology to help low-income communities promote their culture and art.

Gil has produced more than 40 records and received a number of awards for his music, including three Grammys. He was named Unesco’s Artist for Peace in 1999.

Heidi Grenek Heidi Grenek
Hulk Asset Program Manager, Xerox Office Group

Heidi Grenek is responsible for optimizing the utilization of Xerox equipment assets returned from customer sites; she works across the value chain with program teams, the supply chain, and sales organizations. She is a licensed professional engineer with the state of New York and holds a U.S. patent for her work on color-printer architecture options. Grenek is also chair of the Xerox Innovation Group’s Women’s Council and has recently taken the lead in organizing a similar group for female engineers in product development at Xerox.

Grenek holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in mechanical engineering and manufacturing from Cornell University, as well as a master of business administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John Hanke John Hanke
Director, Google Earth and Google Maps

John Hanke oversees development and integration of the Google Maps and Google Earth products and services.
In 2001, he cofounded Keyhole, a 3-D mapping technology company whose “earth browser” became the basis of Google Earth in 2005; Hanke joined Google as part of the acquisition of Keyhole. Previously, he cofounded Big Network, designed to pursue casual gaming online.

Martha Heller Martha Heller
Managing Director, IT Leadership Practice, ZRG; Contributing Editor, CIO magazine

At ZRG, Martha Heller recruits technology executives for senior-level positions across all industries and geographies. Before joining ZRG, she was cofounder and managing director of CIO magazine’s CIO Executive Council, a professional organization for CIOs, and of the CIO Best Practice Exchange, a members-only network of CIOs from top-tier organizations. While at CIO, she wrote a weekly column on IT leadership and led a series of executive events on IT staffing and leadership.

Heller continues to write for and speak to CIO audiences. She contributes a monthly column on careers for CIO magazine and has been a featured speaker at the CIO Executive Summit, the United Nations, and numerous executive events.

Jason Hill Jason Hill
Research Associate, University of Minnesota

Jason Hill is a research associate in the Department of Applied Economics and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. There he is part of an interdisciplinary team conducting integrative analyses of the technological, environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainable bioenergy production from current and next-generation feedstocks. Previously, he was an assistant professor of biology at St. Olaf College.

Hill received his AB in biology from Harvard College and his PhD in plant biological sciences from the University of Minnesota.

Brian G. R. Hughes Brian G. R. Hughes
Chairman and Product Engineer, HBN Shoe

Brian Hughes invests in early-stage companies. He is currently the chairman and product engineer of HBN Shoe, a company dedicated to making high-heeled shoes comfortable—and the world a happier place. His private investments over the last 20 years include six companies that were acquired, seven that failed, and seven that are pending but promising.

Hughes previously served as CEO of the American Rocket Company (Amroc), which was the world leader in the development of safe, clean, low-cost hybrid rocket propulsion. SpaceDev acquired Amroc’s technology and used it to develop SpaceShipOne’s motor.

In 1984, Hughes cofounded PTAT System, which built a privately funded transatlantic fiber-optic telecommunications cable system that links New York, London, Bermuda, and Dublin. It was sold to Sprint in August 1989, ending AT&T’s international telecom monopoly.

Hughes received an SB in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an MIT Life Trustee and was president of the MIT Alumni Association for 1999-2000. 

Susan Hockfield Susan Hockfield
President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A noted neuroscientist, whose research has focused on the development of the brain, Susan Hockfield is the first life scientist to serve as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Dr. Hockfield graduated from the University of Rochester and received her PhD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, carrying out her dissertation research in neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health. Before assuming the presidency of MIT in 2004, she was Provost at Yale University, where she had also served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Guido Jouret Guido Jouret
Chief Technology Officer, Emerging Markets Technology Group, Cisco Systems

As CTO of Cisco's Emerging Markets Technology Group, Guido is responsible for incubating Cisco's future billion-dollar businesses. In this role, he evaluates new product and market opportunities, ensures architectural tie-in between the emerging technologies and Cisco's core products, and is responsible for developing and communicating Cisco's thought leadership on new technologies.

Previously, he was global head of the innovation team at Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group and developed new methods, architectures, and business cases to help key customers successfully adopt Internet-based technologies.

He has a BSc in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and a DIC and PhD in computing from Imperial College (UK).

Paul Judge Paul Judge
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Secure Computing

Under Paul Judge’s technology leadership, Secure Computing has grown to its current position as the global leader in messaging security, protecting more than 20,000 enterprises worldwide.

Judge was the chief technology officer at CipherTrust, where he managed the research and product management teams and was the lead inventor on all patented messaging security technologies. Currently, he leads all Secure Computing research and advanced product development and product management; he is the lead inventor for 18 patent-pending security technologies.

Judge has spearheaded multiple research initiatives and founded the Internet Research Task Force. He holds a BS from Morehouse College and received his PhD and MS in network security from Georgia Tech.

Robert F. Kirsch Robert F. Kirsch
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University; Associate Director for Research, Cleveland VA FES Center

Robert Kirsch’s research focuses on restoring movement to disabled individuals using functional electrical stimulation (FES) and controlling FES actions via natural neural commands. Computer-based models of the human upper extremities are used to develop new FES approaches. FES user interfaces, including one based on brain recordings, are being developed to provide users with the ability to command movements of their own arms. Several advanced upper-extremity neuroprostheses have been surgically implanted and are undergoing functional evaluations.

Maria Klawe Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College

Maria Klawe became president of Harvey Mudd College in July 2006. She previously served as dean of engineering at Princeton University and in several positions at the University of British Columbia, including dean of science and head of computer science. She has also worked at IBM Research in California, and at the University of Toronto.

Klawe’s research includes several areas of mathematics and computer science, including functional analysis, theoretical computer science, interactive multimedia, and HCI. She led the EGEMS project, which did research on the design and use of computer games in enhancing mathematics education in grades four through nine.

Klawe is a past president of ACM, board chair for the Anita Borg Institute, and a trustee of MSRI.

Tadayoshi Kohno Tadayoshi Kohno
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington

Tadayoshi Kohno focuses on protecting consumer security and privacy in the face of evolving technologies, ranging from electronic voting machines to pervasive health-care devices. Kohno earned his PhD in computer
science at the University of California, San Diego.

Deborah M. Kolb Deborah M. Kolb
Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women and Leadership, Simmons School of Management

Deborah M. Kolb is the Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women and Leadership and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management. From 1991 to 1994, she was executive director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She is currently a senior fellow at the program, where she codirects the Negotiations in the Workplace Project.

Kolb has coauthored many books on this gender issues in negotiation and leadership, including Everyday Negotiation: Navigating the Hidden Agendas of Bargaining, The Shadow Negotiation, and Her Place at the Table: A Women’s Guide to Negotiating the Five Challenges of Leadership Success. She received her PhD from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where her dissertation won the Zannetos Prize for outstanding doctoral scholarship. She has a BA from Vassar College and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

Tariq Krim Tariq Krim
Founder and CEO, Netvibes

Tariq Krim is the founder and CEO of Netvibes, a leading pioneer in super-personalized start pages. In the early 1980s, while attending elementary school, he created one of the first online messaging systems. Since then, his contributions to the Internet have continued on a grander scale. He founded GenerationMP3, France’s most popular blog network, and he is consistently recognized as one of the most influential innovators in the European Web space. During the dot-com bubble, he was the exclusive overseas correspondent in Silicon Valley for the French newspaper La Tribune.

Krim holds a degree in physics from the University of Paris VII and a master’s in telecommunications from ENST (Telecom Paris).

Ivan Krstić Ivan Krstic
Director of Security Architecture, One Laptop per Child

Ivan Krstic is a software architect and researcher currently on leave from Harvard University , working as director of security architecture at One Laptop per Child. He is deeply involved in open-source and free software, recently coauthored the best-selling official Ubuntu Linux book, and specializes in scalability and security of large distributed systems. He has consulted on both matters for some of the largest websites on the Internet.

Ilene H Lang Ilene H. Lang
President, Catalyst

Ilene H. Lang is the president of Catalyst, the leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work. Before joining Catalyst in September 2003, Lang broke barriers in her own career as a pioneering female high-tech and Internet executive. She was the founding CEO of AltaVista Internet Software, as well as a senior vice president at Lotus Development. Lang serves on the board of directors of ART Technology Group.

She earned an AB from Radcliffe College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

John Lester John Lester
Boston Operations Director, Linden Lab

John Lester joined Linden Lab (the creator of Second Life) in 2005. Previously, he was the information systems director for the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where in 1993 he pioneered the use of the Web to create online communities supporting patients dealing with neurological disorders. As a research associate in neurology at Harvard Medical School, he also created online collaborative education environments to help professors and students advance the case-based teaching method in medical education.

Lester currently serves as Boston operations director at Linden Lab’s new Boston-area office. He is also the academic program manager, leading the company’s efforts to support educators and acting as an evangelist for teaching, academic research, and scientific visualization in Second Life.

Ying Li Ying Li
General Manager, Applied Research and Data Mining, Microsoft

Ying Li leads Microsoft’s adCenter Labs in researching and building algorithmic engines and solutions and providing data mining services for Microsoft digital advertising. Her team creates intelligent engines utilizing large user bases, rich business intelligence assets, and advanced data and text mining technologies. Previously, Li was a technical director at the Computer Research Institute of Montreal.

Lee Lynd Lee Lynd
Professor, Dartmouth College; Cofounder, Director, and Chief Scientific Officer, Mascoma

Lee Lynd, an expert on utilization of plant biomass for energy production, is a professor of engineering and adjunct professor of biology at Dartmouth College and cofounder, chief scientific officer, and director of Mascoma Corp. His contributions, which span the science, technology, and policy domains, include leading research on fundamental and biotechnological aspects of microbial cellulose utilization. A recipient of the Lemelson-MIT sustainability prize, the Charles D. Scott Award, and the Charles A. Lindbergh Award, Lynd has served as coleader of the Role of Biomass in America’s Energy Future project and was the biofuels industry representative to a Clinton administration advisory committee on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from personal vehicles.

Anna Lysyanskaya Anna Lysyanskaya
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Brown University

Anna Lysyanskaya received an AB in computer science and mathematics from Smith College in 1997 and a PhD in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT in 2002. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award. Her research interests are in cryptography, theoretical computer science, and computer security.

  Brian V. Mech
Senior Director of Business Development, Second Sight Medical Products

Brian Mech has been with Second Sight, a medical-device company dedicated to restoring vision, since 1999. He began as a materials science engineer working on advanced implantable package design and has taken on responsibilities in the areas of implant design, preclinical testing, reimbursement, and business development. Second Sight has developed two generations of retinal prostheses that have received widespread acclaim for their potential to restore sight.

Mech received his PhD in materials science from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Claudia Bauzer Medeiros Claudia Bauzer Medeiros
Professor of Computer Science, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

Claudia Bauzer Medeiros is a professor of computer science at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil , where she has received awards for research, teaching, and work concerning women and information technology. Her research is centered on design and development of scientific databases, with emphasis on agro-environmental planning and biodiversity. She is a former chair of the Brazilian National Research Council's evaluation committee for computer science research in Brazil and former vice-chair in the Ministry of Education's committee for evaluation of Brazil's graduate programs in the field. Previously, she was president of the Brazilian Computer Society. In this position, which she held for four years, one of her goals was to promote national awareness of the need for more women in IT.


Bob Metcalfe Bob Metcalfe
General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners

Robert M. Metcalfe took over networking at Xerox PARC from Charles Simonyi in 1972 and then got to invent Ethernet with David Boggs. He founded 3Com in 1979 and thereafter introduced Simonyi to Bill Gates—resulting in Microsoft Word, for which Bob still awaits his commission. Through the 1990s, he was the Internet pundit at InfoWorld, with over half a million infotech readers per week. At last report, his latest book, Internet Collapses, was still available down the long tail of Amazon.com—at seven-digit rank, it sells used for under a dollar. Metcalfe joined Polaris Venture Partners on January 1, 2001, and serves on the boards of Polaris-backed companies including Ember, GreenFuel, Infinite Power, Mintera, PhyFlex, and SiCortex. A 1968 graduate of MIT, he is an MIT Life Trustee and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In 2005 received the National Medal of Technology for leadership in the invention, standardization, and commercialization of Ethernet. Today, more than quarter-billion Ethernet switch ports are shipped each year.

Klaus Mochalski Klaus Mochalski
CEO and Cofounder, Ipoque

Klaus Mochalski cofounded Ipoque in 2005; the company specializes in solutions for Internet traffic management
and analysis. The foundation of the company was laid during his five-year career in network research at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in California.

Claudia J. Morrell Claudia J. Morrell
Executive Director, Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT), University of Maryland

Claudia Morrell is the executive director of the Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Under her leadership, the center’s programs and resources have expanded dramatically, including the development of a CWIT Scholars program. 

Morrell effectively maintains an advisory board with high-level executive women and men representing business, education, and government leadership across the United States. She is currently directing several major initiatives that will increase the participation of girls and women in IT. She speaks at state, national, and international events, including recent presentations at the United Nations, Unesco, and the World Bank.

Morrell received her bachelor of science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master of arts degree from Loyola College of Maryland, and a master of science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  

Robert Morris Robert Morris
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, MIT

Robert Morris is a member of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He received a PhD from Harvard University for work on modeling and controlling data networks with large numbers of competing connections. His current interests include routing in multi-hop rooftop 802.11 networks, secure operating systems, distributed hash tables, and peer-to-peer file storage.

Fiona Murray Fiona Murray
Class of 1922 Career Development Professor; Associate Professor of Management of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, MIT

Fiona Murray studies and teaches innovation and entrepreneurship with an emphasis on the life science sector. Her broad research agenda aims to uncover the relationships and influences that characterize the growing interchange between academic and industry scientists. Her research has two key elements.  On the one hand, she examines how growing economic incentives, particularly intellectual-property rights, influence both the rate and direction of scientific progress among academic scientists. On the other, she studies how new businesses in the life sciences build organizations that are both commercially and scientifically successful. Her most recent work highlights gender differences in entrepreneurial activities within the life sciences. Murray is starting to explore issues involving a diverse range of countries, including China, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Jerry Paffendorf Jerry Paffendorf
Cofounder and Normative Futurist, Wello Horld; Coauthor, Metaverse Roadmap

Jerry Paffendorf is an artist, futurist, and entrepreneur. He is a cofounder of Wello Horld, a startup whose mission is to transform the World Wide Web into the World Wide World. Previously he was resident futurist with the Electric Sheep Company, where he provided strategic insights, a public face, and R&D direction as the company grew from three to more than 60 employees. Paffendorf is the coauthor of the Metaverse Roadmap, a cross-industry foresight report and project focused on the intersection of virtual worlds, mirror worlds, augmented reality, and lifelogging. He has an MS in studies of the future and a BFA in video and multimedia.

Mario Paniccia Mario Paniccia
Director, Photonics Technology Lab, Intel

Mario Paniccia is an Intel Fellow and director of the company’s Photonic Technology Lab. The team is focused on developing silicon-based photonic building blocks for future use in enterprise and data center communications. Paniccia has worked in many areas of optical technologies during his career at Intel, including optical testing for leading-edge microprocessors, optical communications, and optical interconnects. His team developed the first continuous-wave silicon laser in 2005 and the first hybrid laser in 2006.

Paniccia earned a BS in physics from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1988 and a PhD in solid-state physics from Purdue University in 1994.

Babak Parviz Babak Parviz
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington

Babak Parviz joined the University of Washington faculty in 2003. From 2000 to 2001, he was a product manager and device designer at Nanovation Technologies. From 2001 to 2003, he was a postdoc at Harvard University. Parviz’s areas of interest include developing self-assembly as a method of manufacturing across size scales, as well as research at the interface of the semiconductor industry and biology.

Kristala L. Jones Prather

Kristala L. Jones Prather
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Kristala Jones Prather received an SB degree from MIT and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, both in chemical engineering. Previously, she was at Merck Research Labs in Rahway, NJ, as a senior research biochemical engineer and then as a research fellow. Her current research involves the design and assembly of recombinant microörganisms for the production of small molecules.

Michael Raab Michael Raab
Founder and President, Agrivida

Michael Raab is a founder and the current president of Agrivida, an agricultural biotechnology company focused on creating the next generation of industrial feedstocks for the fuel and chemical industries. At Agrivida, Raab has led the company‘s funding and its business and technical development, assembled the executive team and advisory board, and led the development of a strong and uniquely positioned intellectual-property portfolio. He earned his PhD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and previously worked in process research at the Merck Research Laboratories. He is author on numerous peer-reviewed research papers, has served as a visiting professor on the chemical-engineering faculty at the University of Virginia, and was named to Technology Review’s 2006 TR35.

Joan G. Rall Joan G. Rall
Assurance and Advisory Business Services Partner, Ernst and Young

Joan Rall is a member of Ernst and Young’s Risk Advisory Services leadership team, the RAS People Leader for Northeast practice, and the leader of the Northeast-area technology and security risk services practice. She has more than 25 years of experience working with diverse companies, which she has advised on 404 implementations, the IPO process, acquisitions, and due diligence.

Rall is involved in many of the firm’s programs to promote mentoring and retention of women, including the Professional Women’s Network, Women’s Access, and the Women’s Leadership Conference Steering Committee.

Ainissa G. Ramirez Ainissa G. Ramirez
MLK Visiting Professor, MIT; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Yale

Ainissa G. Ramirez is a science-museum advisor and the director of Science Saturdays, a lecture series for children. She received a PhD in materials science at Stanford University and a ScB from Brown University. At Bell Labs, she developed a universal solder, for which was she recognized in Technology Review 's 2003 TR100.

Neil Renninger Neil Renninger
Senior Vice President, Development, and Cofounder, Amyris Biotechnologies

Neil Renninger has a cross-disciplinary understanding of both the micro world of bacterial strain engineering and the macro world of chemical engineering. He received a doctorate in chemical engineering at the University
of California, Berkeley, focusing on the metabolic engineering of bacterial cells for chemical transformations,
and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT.

Atefeh (Atti) Riazi Atefeh (Atti) Riazi
Senior Partner and Chief Information Officer, Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide

The CIO of Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide, Atefeh (Atti) Riazi oversees the systems and network supporting one of the world’s leading marketing communications agencies. Under her leadership, Ogilvy has consistently been cited by Information Week as possessing one of the most innovative IT functions nationwide.

Riazi has over 23 years’ experience managing large organizations, private and public, in the manufacturing, engineering, transportation, and advertising sectors. Most recently, as the CIO of MTA New York City Transit, she implemented its $1.5 billion MetroCard automatic fare system.

A frequent author and speaker, she serves on the boards of major financial and marketing organizations.

Ensemble Robot Ensemble Robot

Ensemble Robot was founded in 2003 by MIT alumnae Christine Southworth and Leila Hasan as a collective of artists, engineers, programmers, and musicians working to design, construct, and program an orchestra of robotic musical instruments and dancers. The group’s primary goal is to create visually and sonically attractive robotic instruments and music in order to push acoustic instrumentation beyond traditional boundaries imposed by the physical limits of the human body. Since its inception, Ensemble Robot has created five musical robots, commissioned seven pieces by emerging and established composers, and produced concerts and installations at the Boston Museum of Science, Mass MoCA, Wired magazine’s Nextfest, Brown University, Boston University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Boston Cyberarts Festival.

Kevin Rose Kevin Rose
Founder and Chief Architect, Digg

Kevin Rose is the founder and chief architect of Digg, where he oversees all aspects of the website’s management and development. Rose started Digg in September 2004 as a personal project. His initial idea was to conduct a social experiment in how masses of users could control and promote news and other content on the Web, without external editorial control. After a very short time, he realized the power of his idea: Digg was becoming a resource for breaking news stories and developed a strong following. Previously, Rose was a host on the G4 Network.

Thea Sahr Thea Sahr
Associate Director, Educational Outreach, WGBH Educational Foundation

Thea Sahr has extensive experience producing national outreach campaigns and working with project teams to develop multimedia educational materials. She has focused on engineering and science projects such as Design Squad , Zoom , Building Big , and Engineer Your Life . She has facilitated training workshops around the country, and her work has led tens of thousands of children to explore science and engineering with WGBH resources. Sahr holds an MEd from Boston University .

  David Seeger
IBM Research

David Seeger joined IBM Research in 1983 after receiving his PhD in organic chemistry from Yale University . He has spent the majority of his career in silicon technology process development and currently heads the research program on advanced packaging. Research programs in his department include silicon-based and 3-D packaging, organic packaging, and advanced interconnect, MEMS, and chip cooling technologies.

Betty Shanahan

Betty Shanahan
Executive Director and CEO, Society of Women Engineers

Betty Shanahan is the first engineer to serve as executive director and CEO of the Society of Women Engineers, a position she has held since 2002. Before joining SWE, she spent 24 years in development, engineering management, and marketing for the electronics and software industries. Shanahan has a BS in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, a master of software engineering from the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies, and an MBA in strategic management from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Charles Simonyi Charles Simonyi
Cofounder, Intentional Software

Charles Simonyi cofounded Intentional Software in August 2002 to accelerate innovation by integrating business domain experts into the software production process.

From 1981 to 2002, Simonyi was at Microsoft, where he led the development of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and other leading software applications. From 1972 to 1980, he worked at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he created Bravo, the first WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) text editor.

Simonyi holds a BS in engineering mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a doctorate in computer science from Stanford University.

David R. Smith David R. Smith
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

David R. Smith is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. His research has focused on advanced electromagnetic materials and composites, including photonic crystals and metamaterials. In 2000, he and colleagues at UCSD demonstrated the first metamaterial with a negative index of refraction, and in 2006 they demonstrated a metamaterial-based “invisibility cloak” at microwave frequencies. Smith was a co-recipient of the Descartes Research Prize awarded by the European Union in 2004 and was selected as one of Scientific American’s top 50 researchers and policy makers in 2006. In 2003 and 2006, his work was selected as one of the 10 scientific breakthroughs of the year by Science magazine.

Marin Soljačić Marin Soljačić
Assistant Professor of Physics, MIT

Marin Soljačić received a BsE in physics and electrical engineering from MIT in 1996 and earned his PhD in physics at Princeton University in 2000. In September 2000, he was named an MIT Pappalardo Fellow in physics, and in 2003 he was appointed a principal research scientist in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. He has been an assistant professor of physics since September 2005. His main research interests are in the theory of electromagnetic phenomena, focusing on nanophotonics and nonlinear optics. He is a recipient of the Adolph Lomb Medal from the Optical Society of America (2005) and a member of the 2006 TR35.

Gregory Stephanopoulos Gregory Stephanopoulos
Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Gregory Stephanopoulos is a professor of chemical engineering at MIT. He received his BS from the National Technical University of Athens and his PhD from the University of Minnesota.

Stephanopoulos's current research focuses on metabolic engineeringand its applications for the production of chemicals and fuels. He has been an author or editor of five books, has published approximately 290 papers, holds 25 patents, and has supervised roughly 50 graduate and 40 postdoctoral students. He is also editor in chief of the journal Metabolic Engineering and serves on the editorial boards of seven scientific journals. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he has been recognized with numerous awards from the AIChE, ACS, SIM, Dreyfus Foundation, and AAAS.

Timothy R. Surgenor Timothy R. Surgenor
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, Cyberkinetics

Timothy Surgenor joined Cyberkinetics in 2003 from Haemonetics, a medical-device company, where he was executive vice president with responsibility for business development, global marketing, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs from 1999 to 2003. While at Haemonetics, he was an active member of the investor relations team. From 1994 to 1999, Surgenor was president of Genzyme Tissue Repair, the cell therapy division of Genzyme, where he led successful public offerings that raised approximately $100 million. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of BioSurface Technology.

Surgenor received a BA in biochemistry from Williams College in 1981 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1987.

Frank Taylor Frank Taylor
Space Technology Program Manager, SpaceDev

Frank Taylor is the program manager for Dream Chaser and several Microsat programs at SpaceDev. At ATK-COI, he participated in several aircraft and spacecraft programs ranging from radomes and reflectors to ceramic thermal protection systems. While at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, Taylor was the lead for thermal protection support structure on the X-33 vehicle.

Sophie V. Vandebroek Sophie V. Vandebroek
Chief Technology Officer, Xerox; President, Xerox Innovation Group

Sophie Vandebroek is Xerox’s chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation Group, responsible for overseeing the company’s worldwide research centers.

Most recently, she was Xerox’s chief engineer. Previously, she served as chief technology officer at Carrier. From 1991 until 2000, Vandebroek served Xerox in a number of roles, including director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada.

Vandebroek was born in Leuven, Belgium. She earned a master’s degree in electromechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Cornell University. A fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, she holds 12 U.S. patents, has won several awards, and serves on university, society, and company boards.

George Weinstock George Weinstock
Codirector, Human Genome Sequencing Center; Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

George Weinstock has helped lead the Baylor College of Medicine’s Human Genome Sequencing Center to accomplishments that include sequencing more than 300 megabases of human genomic DNA from chromosomes X, 12, and 3; collaborating with the University of California, Berkeley, and Celera Genomics to sequence the Drosophila genome; and a program to sequence all human cDNAs.

Ron Weiss Ron Weiss
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

Ron Weiss is an associate professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, where he also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Molecular Biology. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in computer science and electrical engineering (2001). His research focuses primarily on synthetic biology; he programs cell behavior by constructing and modeling artificial genetic circuits. Weiss is interested both in investigating the fundamentals of synthetic biology using prokaryotic systems and in discovering how synthetic biology can benefit biomedical research by genetically reprogramming stem cells.

Marie Wieck Marie Wieck
Vice President, Middleware Services, IBM Global Technology Services

Marie Wieck manages the portfolio of services that help customers leverage the value and innovation of a robust IT infrastructure. Previously, Wieck was vice president of the WebSphere platform in the IBM Software Group. She also led strategy for the IBM Software Group, infrastructure solutions for its Internet Division, and business development for the IBM Global Network’s hosting platform.

George T. Whitesides George T. Whitesides
Executive Director, National Space Society; Senior Advisor, Virgin Galactic

George T. Whitesides is the executive director of the National Space Society, the largest advocacy group dedicated to human spaceflight, and senior advisor to Virgin Galactic, which is on track to becoming the world’s first spaceline; founded by Sir Richard Branson, it was established to undertake the challenge of making private space travel available to everyone. Whitesides is an appointed member of Comstac, the advisory committee of the Department of Transportation’s Commercial Space Transportation Division. A former Fulbright scholar, he is a graduate of Cambridge and Princeton. Whitesides is also a private pilot and parabolic flight coach.

Telle Whitney Telle Whitney
President and CEO, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology 

Telle Whitney is president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. She has 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and telecommunications industries and has a longstanding commitment to increasing the presence and impact of women in the technology field.

In 1994, Whitney cofounded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) conference along with Anita Borg. Today, the GHC conference is one of the institute’s flagship events and the world’s largest technical gathering for women. She is a member of the National Science Foundation Committee for Equal Opportunity in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) and a cofounder of the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

Whitney received her PhD from Caltech and her BS at the University of Utah, both in computer science.

Ann Winblad Ann Winblad
Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Ann Winblad is a co-founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners (www.humwin.com), a leading venture capital firm focused on software investing. Since its inception in 1989, the firm has launched more than 90 new software companies. It manages over $1 billion in cumulative capital.

Winblad has over 25 years of experience in the software industry as a successful entrepreneur, strategy advisor, technical author, and venture capitalist. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications.

In addition to a BA in mathematics and in business administration, Winblad has an MA in education with a focus in international economics from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She also has an honorary doctorate of law degree from the University of St. Thomas.

Winblad has served and continues to serve as a director of numerous start-up and public companies. She is also a member of the board of trustees of the University of St. Thomas and acts as an advisor to many entrepreneurial organizations.

Mehmet Fatih Yanik Mehmet Fatih Yanik
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT

Mehmet Yanik invented all-optical on-chip photon storage in 2004. His group at MIT recently demonstrated the world’s first on-chip animal screening technology. His studies on stopping light, femtosecond laser nanosurgery, on-chip animal screening, and neural regeneration have received press in numerous national and international media outlets.

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