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Paris Smaragdis, 32

Teaching machines to listen

Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab

Computer scientist Paris Smaragdis is building some of the world's most advanced "machine listening" systems--software that uses sound to locate people moving through rooms, monitor machinery for impending breakdowns, or activate traffic cameras to record accidents. It's work you have to hear to understand. Click here to listen to a podcast about the technology.

2006 TR35 Winners

Apostolos Argyris

Disguising data as noise

Prithwish Basu

His passion is finding ways to connect mobile devices, sensors, and robots directly--without the need for a base station. It's called "ad hoc" networking.

Seth Coe-Sullivan

Making screens crystal clear

Stefan Duma

Better virtual  crash dummies

Christina Galitsky

Simple technologies save energy and lives

Ram K. Krishnamurthy

Cooler computers

Jane McGonigal

Designing games with new realities

Michael Raab

Making fuel ethanol more cheaply

Anand Raghunathan

Making mobile secure

Sumeet Singh

Faster defenses against computer viruses

Paris Smaragdis

Teaching machines to listen

Alice Ting

Lighting cellular movies

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