It was announced today that UC Berkeley School of Information Assistant Professor Tapan Parikh has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as Humanitarian of the Year in its 2007 TR35 list of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35.
Selected from more than 300 nominees by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review, the TR35 is an elite group of accomplished young innovators who exemplify the spirit of innovation in business, technology and the arts from which the Humanitarian of the Year is chosen.
"The TR35 Humanitarian of the Year award honors one of the world's top young innovators for accomplishments that are poised to have a dramatic impact on the world," said Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review magazine. "We celebrate Tapan's success and look forward to his continued commitment to the developing world."
Professor Parikh and the other TR35 winners for 2007 will be featured in the September issue of Technology Review magazine and honored at the Emerging Technologies Conference to be held at MIT September 25-27, 2007.