New TED2011 Senior Fellows; Mitchell Joachim

TED is proud to introduce the 2011 TED Senior Fellows! Selected from among past TED Fellows, the 12 individuals listed below comprise the 2011 TED Senior Fellows; Jessica Green (US) Professor at the University of Oregon's Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology whose research focuses on microbial diversity. Robert Gupta (US) Indian American violinist and musical activist, youngest member of Los Angeles Philharmonic. Cesar Harada (France | Japan | US) Coordinator of the Open_Sailing project, developing open-source technologies for the International_Ocean_Station and oil spill remediation robotics. Mitchell Joachim (US) Professor at NYU and co-founder of Terreform ONE + Terrefuge, non-profit design groups that promotes ecological design in cities. Manu Prakash (India | US) Junior Fellow at Harvard Society of Fellows, physicist and inventor pursuing research in the field of physical biology. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Pakistan | Canada) Documentary filmmaker and founder of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, an educational institution and heritage center established to preserve Pakistan's history. Awab Alvi (Pakistan) Pakistani dentist, orthodontist and author of Teeth Maestro, a prominent Pakistani political blog. Alanna Shaikh (US | Tajikistan) Global health and development specialist and author of the international development focused-blog, Blood and Milk. Aparna Rao (India) A part of the Bangalore-based artist duo Pors & Rao who works with electro-mechanical systems and interactive installations. Saeed Taji Farouky (Palestine | UK) Documentary filmmaker, photographer and writer focusing on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Candy Chang (US) Public installation artist, designer, urban planner, and co-founder of Civic Center, an urban design studio in New Orleans. Esra'a Al Shafei (Bahrain) Bahraini human rights activist + founder of MideastYouth.com, a grassroots digital network facilitating the struggle against oppression in the Middle East & North Africa.