Adib, Shah named to Tech Review's top innovators under 35

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CSAIL researchers Fadel Adib and Julie Shah were just named by MIT Technology Review to their annual list of the top 35 innovators under the age of 35, joining the likes of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and major leaders from Apple, PayPal and other tech companies.

Adib, a graduate student in Professor Dina Katabi’s group at CSAIL, developed WiVi, a technology that uses WiFi radio signals to “see through walls” and track the motion of people or objects. The latest iteration of the project can measure the heart rate and breathing of multiple individuals and may have important implications for personal health, elder care and law enforcement. (Tech Review entry)

Shah is a principal investigator at CSAIL, director of the lab’s Interactive Robotics Group, and an assistant professor in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Her research focuses on teaching industrial robots to work safely and efficiently with people. Her research focuses on creating algorithms that enable robots to adapt to human behaviors and become better teammates for safety-critical tasks. Her recent work has translated directly to the factory floor of several large American manufacturers where robots and humans are starting to work side-by-side. (Tech Review entry)

Read more at MIT News, the Tech Review website and in media outlets like the Boston Business Journal.