Four Indians Among Top Young Innovators Named by MIT

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON August 25th, 2011

Four Indians made to the Top 35 Innovators under 35 in the latest list of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Technology Review, the world’s oldest Technology Magazine established in 1899.Ajit Narayanan, Invention Labs, Chennai; Aishwarya Ratan, Yale University; Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California  and Piya Sorcar, Teachaids were named by MIT’s Technology Review.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.

The honourees are blazing new paths in a wide range of fields, including medicine, energy, communications, IT, consumer technology, entertainment, and robotics.One Pakistani Umar Saif, also made to the list, due to his encouraging work in Information Technology .The TR35 will present their work and be honoured at an awards ceremony during the 2011 EmTech MIT conference, taking place Oct 18-19 at MIT’s Media Lab, USA.

Ajit Narayanan has been listed for his invention of low-cost tablet-based system, Avaz which is an Affordable speech synthesizer while Aishwarya Ratan has been recognized for her work in converting paper records to digital in real time.MIT has listed Piya Sorcar in its outstanding list for the latter’s development of software that can be localized to teach taboo topics and Bhaskar Krishnamachari for his creation of smarter wireless networks that can handle mobile devices and interference more efficiently than today’s Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

The complete list of 2011 TR35 Honorees:


1. Pieter Abbeel, University of California, Berkeley

2. Yemi Adesokan, Pathogenica

3. June Andronick, NICTA

4. Judd Antin, Yahoo Research

5. Solomon Assefa, IBM

6. Jernej Barbic, University of Southern California

7. Dan Berkenstock, Skybox Imaging

8. Christopher Bettinger, Carnegie Mellon University

9. Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University

10. Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University

11. Brian Gerkey, Willow Garage

12. Yu-Guo Guo, Wuhe

13. Jeff Hammerbacher, Cloudera

14. Dae-Hyeong Kim, Seoul National University

15. Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California

16. Gert Lanckriet, University of California, San Diego

17. Xiao Li, Microsoft Research

18. Andrew Mason, Groupon

19. Miriah Meyer, University of Utah

20. Joel Moxley, Foro Energy

21. Ajit Narayanan, Invention Labs

22. Alina Oprea, RSA Laboratories

23. Andrew Phillips, Microsoft Research

24. Chris Poole, Canv.as

25. Aishwarya Ratan, Yale University

26. Jesse Robbins, Opscode

27. Ben Rubin, Zeo

28. Umar Saif, Lahore University of Management Sciences

29. Riccardo Signorelli, Fastcap

30. Noah Snavely, Cornell University

31. Piya Sorcar, Teachaids

32. Paul Wicks, PatientsLikeMe

33. Fengnian Xia, IBM

34. Fan Yang, Stanford University

35. Kun Zhou, Zhejiang University