Today, MIT announced that Emma Pierson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and resident at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, has been named to MIT Technology Review’s prestigious annual list of 35 Innovators Under 35. Every year, the world-renowned media company has recognized a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to transform the world.
Pierson, who is celebrated by MIT under the category "Humanitarian," has written on a range of topics, including recent papers on inequality in pain (for Nature Medicine); inequality in policing (for Nature Human Behaviour); inequality in COVID-19 (for Nature); and women’s cycles (again for Nature Human Behaviour). Read more about her research projects in this profile.
Tim Maher, Managing Editor of MIT Technology Review, said: “We get more than 500 nominations for the list every year, and getting that list down to 35—a task not only for the editors at MIT Technology Review but also for our 30+ judges—is one of the hardest things we do each year. We love the way the final list always shows what a wide variety of people there are, all around the world, working on creative solutions to some of humanity’s hardest problems.”
Learn more about this year’s honorees on the MIT Technology Review website here and in the July/August issue, which goes live today. The honorees are also featured at the upcoming EmTech MIT conference, MIT Technology Review’s annual flagship event that offers a carefully curated perspective on the most significant developments of the year, with a focus on understanding their potential business and societal impact. EmTech MIT will be held online September 28-30, 2021. Click here to learn more about the event.
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About the EmTech event series
MIT Technology Review's EmTech series examines emerging technologies that will drive the new global economy. From mainstage keynotes to Q&As and small discussions, these events provide a curated view of the year's most important developments. EmTech gives attendees the opportunity to discover future trends and learn from the most innovative people and companies in the world. Established more than 20 years ago, EmTech events have become a must-attend for entrepreneurs, business leaders, innovators, policy influencers, media, and more. This year's EmTech events in the United States include EmTech Digital, March 23-25; EmTech Next, June 8-10; and EmTech MIT, September 28-30. Learn more.
In related news, Rediet Abebe was named to the prestigious list in 2019. Read more.