Shen Recognized as one of 35 Brightest Young Minds in Technology Innovation

MIT Technology Review Asia selects Yanning Shen a visionary in technology, as one of 35 Innovators under 35.

Dec. 12, 2022 - Yanning Shen, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been named one of 35 Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review Asia. The annual list recognizes the brightest young minds working in technology today.

Shen is one of 35 Asia Pacific honorees -- entrepreneurs, humanitarians, inventors and researchers tackling tough cross-industry challenges making advances in biotech, AI, materials science, energy, computing and quantum technology.

Shen’s research focuses on algorithms, analysis and application of machine learning, optimization and statistical signal processing tools to data science and network science.

MIT Technology Review Asia noted, “Shen’s research on scalable and trustworthy machine learning algorithms from high-dimensional network data paves the way for building trustworthy intelligence over interconnected systems.”

“I am very honored to receive this recognition,” said Shen. “I strongly believe fair machine learning is a critical research topic that is closely related to technology development, and interconnected systems are everywhere in our daily life, such as social, power and transportation networks.”

Launched in 1999, MIT Technology Review annually selects and recognizes a group of leading talents worldwide who have demonstrated profound influence on the future of humanity. Since 2014, MIT Technology Review has produced a list specifically targeting the Asia-Pacific region to celebrate rising talent on an international stage.

– Lori Brandt