MIT names Wolfson Alumnus on Innovators Under 35 list

Google DeepMind scientist and Wolfson Alumnus Dr Yannis Assael features in MIT's list of Innovators Under 35 of Europe 2023. 

Selected by MIT’s Technology Review, Innovators Under 35 is an annual list that recognises outstanding young pioneers from across Europe. Each year, brilliant men and women under 35 are recognised for their advancements in diverse technical fields such as biotechnology and medicine, computer and electronics, hardware, software, internet, artificial intelligence, robotics, telecommunications, nanotechnology and materials, energy, and transportation.  

This year Dr Yannis Assael has been named in this prestigious list, after being included in Forbes 30 Under 30 distinguished scientists of Europe, in 2021.  
Dr Yannis Assael is a Staff Research Scientist working on Artificial Intelligence at Google DeepMind. A graduate from the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Yannis completed an MSc at Wolfson in 2014– finishing first in his year – and an MRes at Imperial College London, both with full scholarships. 

He returned to Wolfson in 2016 for a DPhil on a Google DeepMind scholarship and, after a series of research breakthroughs and entrepreneurial activities, began working as a researcher at Google DeepMind.  

His contributions in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning range from audio-visual speech recognition to multi-agent communication and AI for culture, studying damaged ancient texts. His research, which focuses on contributing to and expanding the greater good, has attracted much media attention for example, featuring on the cover of the the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal, Nature. 

Click here to see who else features on MIT’s Innovators Under 35 of Europe list.