From Professors to IoT Pioneers, Connected World 2017 Honorees

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Connected World magazine is pleased to name the 2017 Pioneers Award winners, celebrating the leaders in research and education who are responsible for laying down the foundation to some of today’s greatest breakthroughs in IoT and M2M.

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Each one of these individuals brings his or her unique level of sincerity, creativity, and tutelage that will make their contributions to the IoT shine for years to come.

The IoT (Internet of Things) biggest trailblazers are setting out to help a new generation navigate the road from the classroom to a connected society across the globe.

That is why, Connected World magazine is pleased to name the 2017 Pioneers Award winners, celebrating the leaders in research and education who are responsible for laying down the foundation to some of today’s greatest breakthroughs in IoT and M2M.

These 10 scholars, selected by the editorial staff of Connected World magazine, are heading up groundbreaking labs and organizations at some of the country’s most prestigious universities, yet their determination to push the limits of the IoT extends far beyond any university or college campus. Whether they are collaborating with big business on the latest platforms or devices, undertaking years’ worth of research, or simply extending guidance to a young student, each one of this year’s pioneers aims to enrich the lives and the world around them.

“This year’s pioneers are a great representation of where the IoT started and where it is headed,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine. “Each one of these individuals brings his or her unique level of sincerity, creativity, and tutelage that will make their contributions to the IoT shine for years to come.”

The 10 recipients of the 2017 Pioneers Award are:

  • Ted Herman, University of Iowa
  • Behrokh Khoshnevis, University of Southern California
  • Chandra Krintz, UC Santa Barbara
  • Vivian Loftness, CMU
  • Govind Rao, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Carlo Ratti, SENSEable City Lab, MIT
  • Sanjay Sarma, MIT
  • Sabine Seymour, Parsons, The New School
  • Joshua Smith, University of Washington
  • Greg Thomas, University of Kansas

The list, along with an in depth analysis of this year’s honorees, is featured in the December 2016 issue of Connected World.

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