Laura Black
Associate Senior Editor
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Carol Stream, Ill. – Dec. 4, 2018 – Connected World magazine is pleased to announce its 2019 Pioneers list, which includes 11 professors with prophecies for AI (artificial intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), and digital transformation.

Each year, Connected World honors individuals who are disruptors in their space and forging new pathways.

This year, each of the Pioneers have something in common: they are educators, helping to study and advance the world of AI and IoT. Connected World defines this year’s Pioneers as mentors who have a knack for seeing what’s coming.

“The 2019 Pioneers have a vision for progress that goes beyond just making predictions,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World, and president of Specialty Publishing Media. “Rather they are envisioning the future and as a result they are changing policy,  regulation, standards, and so much more in order to bring AI and IoT to the world.”

The 2019 Pioneers are:

Ronald Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology
Emma Brunskill, Stanford University
Joshua Gans, University of Toronto
Manoj Karkee, Washington State University
Matthew Lange, University of California, Davis
Matt Mason, Carnegie Mellon University
Andrew Ng, Stanford University
Joshua Peschel, Iowa State University
Terrence Sejnowski, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Dawn Song, University of California, Berkeley
Conor Walsh, Harvard University

Connected World’s in-depth article on the winners is now available at

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