Watch Our Very Own “Humanitarian of the Year,” Dr. Paul Wicks, PhD

2011 Humanitarian of the Year Award Trophy Presented to Dr. Paul Wicks, PhD

In August, we proudly announced that our Research & Development Director, Dr. Paul Wicks, PhD, had been named “Humanitarian of the Year” and a TR35 Honoree by MIT Technology Review magazine. This week, he received both awards at MIT’s annual Emtech event, a two-day conference focused on emerging technologies held at MIT’s Boston campus.

Below are links to a few videos highlights from the event, including the award presentation on Tuesday night. As you’ll hear in the organizer’s introduction, the criteria for TR35 (the best young innovators under the age of 35) is to recognize individuals who are doing transformative work. “They are presenting a concrete solution to a big, almost ideally civilization-scale problem.” MIT Technology Review then names one TR35 recipient as “Humanitarian of the Year” to recognize the use of technology in “progressing the human condition.”

What does Paul have to say about receiving this incredible honor? Jump to the 3:40 mark in the video below to see his onstage interview and award presentation.

You can also get a quick glimpse here of TR35 recipients’ work on emerging technologies in health care or hear more in-depth from Paul and fellow award winners in this 40-minute panel discussion.

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