Computer Science Researcher
Ankit Gupta is an artificial intelligence entrepreneur, researcher, and student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. He’s the Founder and CEO of Discover Artificial Intelligence, a robust organization geared towards developing AI solutions and educating students worldwide.
John Wise is the Founder and CEO of LOCI, a blockchain backed DIY patent research platform. John's vision for Loci is to inspire young entrepreneurs and inventors to tap into their creative right-side brain. John has come up with several inventions himself (upwards of 1,000 inventions) and wants to encourage others to work towards innovative solutions to our world's current issues.
Shiv Gaglani is the co-founder & CEO of Osmosis.org, a health and medical education company that reaches more than a million health professionals as well as patients and their family members. The company produces animated videos on topics from aneurysms to Zika that have been viewed more than 50 million times since January 2016 in every country in the world. Gaglani has a MBA from Harvard University and is on leave from a MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Postdoc Wood Researcher
Tian Li has contributed to a remarkable scientific breakthrough -- the creation of "transparent" wood. Lignin, which gives wood its color, is chemically removed from the wood and is replaced by epoxy, which reinforces the wood's existing fibers and channels, making it even stronger. Building with transparent wood could have huge energy implications when it comes to daytime lighting and thermal insulation (vs. glass). Cheaper to make than glass, while its manufacture can utilize existing paper industry infrastructure.
Climate Change Researcher
With climate change reshaping the Arctic and promising to open new global trade routes, Victoria Herrmann and the Arctic Institute are working to develop policies to deal with future potential security, trade and environmental issues.