EREZ LIEBERMAN AIDEN is a fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and visiting faculty member at Google. He has conducted pioneering work on mathematical and computational approaches to the study of biological evolution, as well as other forms of evolution through mutation and selection, including the evolution of networks and languages. He has co-authored several articles in a wide range of disciplines, some of which set the foundations of a new field—evolutionary graph theory. In 2010, he was the winner of the Lemelson-MIT Prize.
He developed the iShoe, a technology to assist elderly people with balance problems and prevent falls that could cause injury. He has co-founded and now serves as the CEO of a company, also called iShoe, established to further develop and commercialize the iShoe technology. He has also been involved in the culturomics project which built an ngram viewer on top of Google Books.
Erez co-authored a paper where a team of scientists from the Medical School of the University of Massachusetts and MIT suggested that human genomes fold into a fractal globule.