Luis Von Ahn
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Luis Von Ahn is a professor in the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon University. His current research interests include encouraging people to do work for free, as well as catching and thwarting cheaters in online environments. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Fellowship, a Packard Fellowship, a Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship and a Sloan Research Fellowship. He has been named one of the 50 Best Minds in Science by Discover magazine, one of the "Brilliant 10" scientists of 2006 by Popular Science magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential People in Technology by Silicon.com and one of the Top Innovators in the Arts and Sciences by Smithsonian magazine.