Israel’s Dr. Kira Radinsky
has grabbed headlines again. The 27-year-old is one of 2013′s 35 Young Innovators under 35
, as chosen by the MIT Technology Review
Radinsky, who started studying at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology at 15 years old, first snagged the world’s attention with her pioneering data-mining software that can predict disasters of many types, including disease outbreaks, violence and natural catastrophes.
Radinsky co-created the hyped software at Microsoft’s US headquarters with Eric Horvitz, head of Microsoft Research.
In 2012, Radinsky co-created SalesPredict
, to help salespeople predict the future “with improving their conversion by utilizing Big data and predictive analytics.”
“My true passion,” she tells the MIT Review
, “is arming humanity with scientific capabilities to automatically anticipate, and ultimately affect, future outcomes based on lessons from the past.”