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Top Innovator Dr Kira Radinsky Named by MIT Technology Review
Date: 22/08/2013

Dr Kira Radinsky, 27, who recently completed her PhD at Technion in the Faculty of Computer Science under the mentorship of Prof. Shaul Markovitch, was announced as one of the 35 Top Innovators under the age of 35.


Notable previous winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; Jonathan Ive, the chief designer at Apple; and David Karp, founder of Tumblr. Technion honorees include Prof. Kinneret Keren of the Faculty of Physics who was named in 2004 and Prof. Hossam Haick of the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering, who joined the list in 2008. Both Keren and Haick are members of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at Technion.






Radinsky, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of SalesPredict, is being honored as an outstanding inventor for her development of predictive software. She was selected for inclusion in the prestigious list by a panel of expert judges and editorial staff at MIT Technology Review, an independent global media company owned by MIT. She and the other winners will be featured in the September issue of the magazine and honored at the annual EmTech MIT Conference to be held October 9-11, 2013.

Radinsky developed the software while she was a PhD student at the Technion, together with Eric Horvitz, distinguished scientist and co-director of the Microsoft Research Group in Redmond, Washington. The software essentially reads huge amounts of news reports and data to spot patterns, using them to predict future events. Such digital prognostication abilities would be extremely useful in automating many kinds of services.





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