Justyna Stasik

35 Innovators Under 35 2019

It’s part of our ethos that technology can and should be a force for good. Our annual list of 35 innovators under 35 is a way of putting faces on that idea. In these profiles you’ll find people employing innovative methods to treat disease, to fight online harassment, and to create the next big battery breakthrough. You’ll find people using AI to better understand neurological disorders and to make cities more livable. This year's list shows that even in our hard, cynical world, there are still lots of smart people willing to dedicate their lives to the idea that technology can make a safer, fairer world.


Nora Ayanian, Assistant professor of computer science, University of Southern California; Zhenan Bao K.K. Lee professor of chemical engineering, Stanford University; Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, University of Southern California; Charles Bergan, VP of engineering, Qualcomm Research; Ed Boyden, Y. Eva Tan professor in neurotechnology, MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute; Cynthia Breazeal, Director, Personal Robots Group, MIT Media Lab; Yet-Ming ChiangKyocera professor, department of materials science and engineering, MIT; James Collins, Termeer professor of medical engineering and science, MIT; John Dabiri, Professor, school of engineering, Stanford University; Jonathan Downey, EIR, Signalfire; Gozde Durmus, Assistant professor, Stanford University; David Fattal, Founder and CEO, Leia; Tanuja Ganu, Cofounder and CTO, DataGlen; Javier García-Martínez, Director, molecular nanotechnology laboratory, University of Alicante, Spain; Ian Goodfellow, Inventor of generative adversarial networks (GANs); Julia R. Greer, Professor of materials science, mechanics, and medical engineering, Caltech; Zhen Gu, Professor of bioengineering, UCLA; Ilan Gur, Founding director, Cyclotron Road; Christine P. Hendon, Associate professor of electrical engineering, Columbia University; Quoc Le, Research scientist, Google; Hao Li, CEO, Pinscreen; associate professor, University of Southern California; Carmichael Roberts, Partner, Material Impact and Member, Breakthrough Energy; John Rogers, Professor of materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and neurological surgery, Northwestern University; Julie Shah, Associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics, MIT; Rachel Sheinbein, Venture partner, Lemnos; Mustafa Suleyman, Cofounder, DeepMind; Manuela M. Veloso, Head, JPMorgan AI Research; Cyrus Wadia, Former vice president, sustainable business and innovation, Nike; Jennifer West, Fitzpatrick family university professor of engineering, Duke University; Jackie Ying, A*STAR senior fellow NanoBio Lab, Singapore; Feng Zhang, Core institute member, Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard; Ben Zhao, Neubauer professor of computer science, University of Chicago