08 December 2016 - Dr. Prateek Saxena has been named one of the ten honorees of the regional MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 for Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan.
Dr. Saxena is recognised for his contributions in the field of cybersecurity. His work on symbolic tracing has been used to discover security flaws in Microsoft’s largest web product. In addition, his research on auto-sanitisation of web programs to make them robust against attacks has been adopted in Google Chrome’s extension platform and Google’s web compilation infrastructure.
This recognition honors young innovators from the region whose work, spanning computing, medicine, communications, electronics, nanotechnology and more, promises groundbreaking change. Dr. Saxena has been invited, along with other honorees, to join the MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Asia conference in February next year and deliver a presentation about his work to the EmTech audience.
As an honouree of the regional list, Dr. Saxena will automatically qualify for the 2017 Global MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 List, a group of the world’s top young innovators. The editorial team of MIT Technology Review will review all finalists from around the world and the selected 35 innovators will be celebrated at the MIT Media Lab in the fall of 2017.