Today, MIT Technology Review reveals its annual list of Innovators Under 35. For over a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world. Three
"The Innovators Under 35 recognition of George, Megan and Maryam this year is a testament to their creativity, technological and engineering talent and their vision for transformative research," said
Ban-Weiss, McCain and Shanechi bring the total number of USC Viterbi faculty recognized on MIT Technology Review's Innovators Under 35 list to eleven, with ten receiving this recognition since 2009. Last year, Computer Science Assistant Professor
Ban-Weiss was included on the list for his research on air pollution and climate change. He uses numerical models and field observations in concert to investigate local solutions for countering the impacts of climate change and reducing public exposure to air pollutants. His work has both informed environmental policy in
"I am incredibly honored and blown away to have received this recognition from MIT Technology Review," said Ban-Weiss, Assistant Professor in USC Viterbi's
McCain's research uses tissue engineering to understand how diseases such as heart failure develop on the cell and tissue level. She also engineers micro-scale mimics of human tissues, known as "organs on chips," that could one day be used to test new drugs in the pharmaceutical industry or be integrated with cells from patients to design personalized treatment strategies.
"I am thrilled to be included in this year's list of Innovators Under 35," said McCain, Assistant Professor in USC Viterbi's
Shanechi works at the interface of systems theory, signal processing, and neuroscience. She develops brain-machine interfaces that may one day allow paralyzed patients to move external devices or their own limbs with mere thought, brain-machine interfaces that automatically control the state of the brain under anesthesia, and brain-machine interfaces for deep brain stimulation to treat neuropsychiatric disorders.
"It is a great honor to be a part of the Innovators Under 35 list," said Shanechi, Assistant Professor in USC Viterbi's
The new honorees join a long and impressive list of innovators from various fields.
"Over the years, we've had success in choosing young innovators whose work has been profoundly influential on the direction of human affairs," says MIT Technology Review editor in chief and publisher
This year's honorees will be featured online at technologyreview.com starting today, and in the September/October print magazine, which hits newsstands worldwide on
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