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Now Available: Innovators Under 35 2014 See The 2014 List »

Each year Technology Review honors 35 innovators under 35 who are tackling important problems in transformative ways. Candidates come from around the globe, some from regional TR35 competitions run by TR’s international editions. Read how we chose the 2011 winners.

Humanitarian of the Year

Paul Wicks, 30

Networking patients to combat chronic diseases


2011 TR35 Winners

Pieter Abbeel (video)

Robots that learn from people

Yemi Adesokan

Using fast DNA sequencing for medical tests

June Andronick (video)

Software that can’t crash

Judd Antin (video)

Learning what drives online collaboration

Solomon Assefa

Replacing wires with light in chips

Jernej Barbič (video)

Speeding up simulations of complex objects

Dan Berkenstock (video)

Cheaper satellite pictures

Christopher Bettinger (video)

Tailoring polymers for biodegradable implants

Alexandra Boltasseva

Using semiconductors to steer light

Jennifer Dionne (video)

Solar cells that see more light

Brian Gerkey (video)

A common language for robots

Yu-Guo Guo

Creating a cheap, safe material for electric-vehicle batteries

Jeff Hammerbacher (video)

Managing huge data sets

Dae-Hyeong Kim

Stretchable electronics for medical devices

Bhaskar Krishnamachari (video)

Smarter wireless networks

Gert Lanckriet (video)

Teaching computers to classify music

Xiao Li

Anticipating what Internet users are searching for

Andrew Mason

Electronic coupons for localized online advertising

Miriah Meyer (video)

Extending data visualization to biology

Joel Moxley

Drilling with lasers

Ajit Narayanan (video)

Affordable speech synthesizers

Alina Oprea (video)

Guaranteeing cloud security

Andrew Phillips (video)

Computer-assisted genetic engineering

Chris Poole

Designing online communities for anonymous collaboration

Aishwarya Ratan (video)

Converting paper records to digital in real time

Jesse Robbins (video)

Fault-tolerant online infrastructure

Ben Rubin (video)

Letting consumers analyze their sleep

Umar Saif

Improving connectivity in poor nations

Riccardo Signorelli

Cheap nanotubes for ultracapacitors

Noah Snavely (video)

Synthesizing 3-D models from 2-D photographs

Piya Sorcar (video)

Software that can be localized to teach taboo topics

Paul Wicks (video)

Networking patients to combat chronic diseases

Fengnian Xia (video)

Replacing silicon with graphene

Fan Yang (video)

Reprogramming stem cells to repair blood vessels

Kun Zhou

Creating movie-quality graphics in real time


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