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2019 MIT Research and Development Conference

Human and Technology Collaboration
November 13-14, 2019
 
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Pulkit Agrawal
Assistant Professor
MIT School of Engineering
Pulkit is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He earned his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and co-founded SafelyYou Inc. His research interests span robotics, deep learning, computer vision, and computational neuroscience. Pulkit completed his bachelor's from IIT Kanpur and was awarded the Director’s Gold Medal. His work has appeared multiple times in MIT Tech Review, Quanta, New Scientist, NYPost, etc. He is a recipient of Signatures Fellow Award, Fulbright Science and Technology Award, Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Award, OPJEMS and Sridhar Memorial Prize among others. Pulkit holds a “Sangeet Prabhakar” (equivalent to bachelors in Indian classical music) and occasionally performs in music concerts.
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Greg Angelides
Technical Staff
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Computer on Watch
Day 2, 10:10 - 10:45
Greg Angelides is a technical staff member of MIT Lincoln Laboratory's AI Software Architecture and Algorithms Group. His research focuses on computer vision algorithms employed in both data and compute resource constrained environments. This includes investigation of deep neural network architecture characteristics, as well as active learning approaches. Prior to his work on machine learning algorithms, Angelides was a systems analyst on the USAF Red Team where he led analyses on electronic attack system capabilities and oversaw development of high fidelity air defense simulation software. He received his BS and BE from Tufts University and an MS in applied mathematics from Northeastern University.
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Eric Bergemann
Senior Director, Executive Programs
MIT Sloan School of Management Office of Executive Education
MIT Sloan Executive Education
Day 1, 11:00 - 11:05
Eric Bergemann is Senior Director of Executive Programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he oversees a portfolio of non-degree executive programs. He has worked with firms in the fields of energy, pharmaceuticals/life science, mobility, high technology, banking/finance, and consumer products. Bergemann is active in business development, and is the Executive Education capability development leader in Program & Instructional Design Methodology and Improvement. In 2009, he received the MIT Sloan Appreciation Team Award.
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Duane Boning
Clarence J. LeBel Professor,
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Duane S. Boning is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Comput¬er Science at MIT, where he holds the Clarence J. LeBel chair. He is affiliated with the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories, where he serves as Associate Director for Computation and CAD. He also serves as Co-Director of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) dual MBA/Engineering Master’s degree program. He received SB, SM, and PhD degrees in electri¬cal engineering and computer science from MIT. From 1991 to 1993 he was a Member Technical Staff at the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Process and Design Center in Dal¬las, Texas, before returning to MIT to join the EECS faculty.

At MIT, he served as Associate Head for Electrical Engineering in the EECS Department from 2004 to 2011, as Director of the MIT-Masdar Institute Cooperative Program from 2011 to 2018, and as Faculty Lead of the MIT-Skoltech Initiative from 2011 through 2013. From July 2019 to June 2021 he is Associate Chair of the MIT Faculty. Dr. Boning is a Fellow of the IEEE, and was Editor in Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing from 2001 to 2011. His research interests include statistical and machine learning methods for the modeling and control of variation in IC and photonics process¬es, devices, and circuits. Particular emphases includes modeling of chemical mechanical polishing (CMP), plasma etch, and embossing processes; and design for manufacturing (DFM) in IC and photonic technologies. He is co-editor of the book Machine Learning in VLSI Computer-Aided Design (Springer 2019).
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Vladimir Bulovic
Director of MIT.nano
Professor of Engineering, MacVicar Fellow
Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Chair in Emerging Technology
MIT.nano
Day 1, 11:05 - 11:30
Vladimir Bulovic is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holding the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology. He directs the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory, co-leads the MIT-Eni Solar Frontiers Center, leads the Tata GridEdge program, and is the Founding Director of MIT.nano, MIT's new 200,000 sqft nano-fabrication, nano-characterization, and prototyping facility that opened in the summer of 2018. He is an author of over 250 research articles (cited over 45,000 times) and an inventor of over 100 U.S. patents in areas of light emitting diodes, lasers, photovoltaics, photodetectors, chemical sensors, programmable memories, and micro-electro machines, majority of which have been licensed and utilized by both start-up and multinational companies. The three start-up companies Bulovic co-founded jointly employ over 450 people, and include Ubiquitous Energy, Inc., developing nanostructured solar technologies, Kateeva, Inc., focused on development of printed electronics, and QD Vision, Inc. (acquired in 2016) that produced quantum dot optoelectronic components. Products of these companies have been used by millions. Bulovic was the first Associate Dean for Innovation of the School of Engineering and the Inaugural co-Director of MIT’s Innovation Initiative, which he co-led from 2013 to 2018. For his passion for teaching Bulovic has been recognized with the MacVicar Fellowship, MIT’s highest teaching honor. He completed his Electrical Engineering B.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees at Princeton University.
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Luca Carlone
Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Luca Carlone is the Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Principal Investigator in the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS). He received his PhD from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 2012. He joined LIDS as a postdoctoral associate (2015) and later as a Research Scientist (2016), after spending two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2013-2015). His research interests include nonlinear estimation, numerical and distributed optimization, and probabilistic inference, applied to sensing, perception, and decision-making in single and multi-robot systems. His work includes seminal results on certifiably correct algorithms for localization and mapping, as well as approaches for visual-inertial navigation and distributed mapping. He is a recipient of the 2017 Transactions on Robotics King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award, the best paper award at WAFR '16, the best Student paper award at the 2018 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, and was best paper finalist at RSS '15.
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Marc Carrel-Billiard
Global Senior Managing Director
San Francisco Labs
Accenture
Marc Carrel-Billiard is the Global Senior Managing Director of Accenture Labs, the company's dedicated R&D organization. In his role, he also directs Accenture’s annual Technology Vision research, which looks at the future of enterprise technology.

Marc has been with Accenture for nearly 20 years and has worked across all the five industries we serve. Before taking on leadership of Technology R&D, Marc was the global lead for Emerging Technology in Accenture. He has held several global leadership roles within Accenture’s technology group, including within Application Portfolio Optimization and SOA/Integration Architecture. He has worked across several cutting-edge areas of IT including voice recognition, knowledge-based systems and neural networks.

Marc is one of a select group of Accenture certified Master Technology Architects, and is also a Solution Architect and Select Quality Assurance director. He has broad software engineering and delivery experience, particularly in areas such as component and object-oriented technologies.

Before joining Accenture in 1998, Marc was part of IBM Global Services where he published several articles and books on C++ and Java programming with Prentice Hall. Marc currently is based in Accenture’s Labs in Sophia Antipolis, France. He lives in Vence, France with his wife and his passions include photography and hiking.
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Federico Casalegno
Samsung Electronics; Head SDIC- Samsung Design Innovation Center and Next Generation Product Strategy
Associate Professor of the Practice
Founder of the MIT Mobile Experience Lab / MIT Design Lab
Experience driven design
Day 2, 8:30 - 8:55
Federico Casalegno, head of Samsung Design Innovation Center in San Francisco, and Next Generation Products Strategy, Seoul, Samsung Electronics, is the Associate Professor of the Practice and the Founder of the MIT Design Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SHASS, program in Comparative Media Studies.

He has been awarded honorary professorships by the Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow and the Jiangnan University School of Design in Wuxi, China.

A social scientist with an interest in the impact of networked digital technologies on human behavior and society, Prof. Casalegno both teaches and leads advanced research at MIT, and designs interactive media to foster connections between people, information and physical places using cutting-edge information technology.

Between 2004 and 2011, he had a position as Lecturer at the MIT Media Lab Smart Cities group and from 2006 until 2011 co-directed the MIT Design Lab with Prof. William J. Mitchell.

From 2004 to 2007, he worked at Motorola, Inc. as a Technology and Product Innovation Analyst, designing pioneering products, experiences and services for mobile devices. Previously, from 1994 to 2000, he worked at Philips Design on connected communities and new media environments to inform design and product experience planning.

Dr. Casalegno holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Communication from the Sorbonne University, Paris V, with a focus on mediated communication and social interaction in networked communities and wired cities.

He has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, books and articles. For the Living Memory connected community project he was awarded the Best Concept prize by the American Leading Industrial Designers I.D. Magazine, and the Silver Prize Design Concept by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
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Arjun Chandar
Founder & CEO
IndustrialML
Arjun Chandar is the founder and CEO of IndustrialML, a startup finishing seed stage investment to grow its industrial software platform to optimize factory productivity through machine learning. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Caltech and an MEng in advanced manufacturing from MIT. Chandar was an operations engineer for production and supply chains at Waters and Meggitt, and Director of Operations and NVLabs at NVBOTS/Cincinnati Incorporated, where he led the company's data science research and developed IP in machine learning for additive manufacturing. Chandar is also a presidential fellow in mechanical engineering at MIT, where he has helped build the Industry 4.0 curriculum. He studies the proliferation of smart manufacturing within industrial organizations and how workforces, particularly at small and medium-sized enterprises, can be better trained and incentivized to adopt these techniques.
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Ty Christoff-Tempesta
PhD Candidate, Polymers and Soft Matter Program
MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Ty Christoff-Tempesta is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Program in Polymers and Soft Matter at MIT working with Professor Julia Ortony. With the support of the Martin Fellowship, Ty works towards creating rationally designed nanoscale fibers for environmental sustainability. These novel materials are based on assemblies of molecules bound by nonpermanent interactions which can be recycled through triggered assembly and disassembly. Ty considers water-processability, scalability, and environmental impact as key elements in designing and testing these new materials.

Ty holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida and has received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the H.F. Taylor Fellowship, and the Lemelson-Vest Award. Ty enjoys competing in sustainability challenges, including in this year’s MADMEC materials design challenge and as a Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Patagonia Case Competition on sustainability in business. In his free time, Ty enjoys rock climbing, skiing, frisbee, and discovering other new ways to wear out his knees.
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Michael Cima
David H. Koch Professor of Engineering
MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Dr. Michael J. Cima is the David H. Koch Professor of Engineering and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has an appointment at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. He earned a B.S. in chemistry in 1982 (phi beta kappa) and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1986, both from the University of California at Berkeley. Prof. Cima joined the MIT faculty in 1986 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to full Professor in 1995. He was elected a Fellow of the American Ceramics Society in 1997. Prof. Cima was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011. He now holds the David H. Koch Chair of Engineering at MIT. He was appointed faculty director of the Lemelson-MIT Program in 2009 which is a program to inspire youth to be inventive and has a nationwide reach. In 2018, Cima was named a co-director of MIT's Innovation Initiative and the associate dean of innovation for the School of Engineering.

Prof. Cima is author or co-author of over two hundred peer reviewed scientific publications, thirty seven US patents, and is a recognized expert in the field of materials processing. Prof. Cima is actively involved in materials and engineered systems for improvement in human health such as treatments for cancer, metabolic diseases, trauma, and urological disorders. Prof. Cima's research concerns advanced forming technology such as for complex macro and micro devices, colloid science, MEMS and other micro components for medical devices that are used for drug delivery and diagnostics, high-throughput development methods for formulations of materials and pharmaceutical formulations. He is a coinventor of MIT’s three dimensional printing process. His research has led to the development of chemically derived epitaxial oxide films for HTSC coated conductors. He and collaborators are developing implantable MEMS devices for unprecedented control in the delivery of pharmaceuticals and implantable diagnostic systems. Finally, through his consulting work he has been a major contributor to the development of high throughput systems for discovery of novel crystal forms and formulations of pharmaceuticals.

Prof. Cima also has extensive entrepreneurial experience. He is co-founder of MicroChips Inc., a developer of microelectronic based drug delivery and diagnostic systems. Prof. Cima took two sabbaticals to act as senior consultant and management team member at Transform Pharmaceuticals Inc. a company that he helped start and that was ultimately acquired by Johnson and Johnson Corporation. He is a co-founder and director at T2 Biosystems a medical diagnostics company. Most recently, Prof. Cima co-founded SpringLeaf Therapeutics a specialty pharmaceutical company and Taris Biomedical a urology products company.
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Martin Culpepper
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Marty Culpepper, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is MIT’s first Maker Czar. He leads MIT’s effort to upgrade legacy spaces/equipment, introduce new technologies, create new campus makerspaces, foster maker communities, and collaborate with peer universities, alumni, government, and industry. Professor Culpepper is the recipient of an NSF Presidential Early Career Award, two R&D 100 awards, a TR100 award, and a Joel and Ruth Spira Teaching Award. His areas of expertise are in Precision Engineering, Manufacturing, and Thermo/Fluid system design.

He is a self-described gear head who loves working on his Ducati and Mustang, but not as much as riding/driving them. He loves building things at MIT and at home in his own shop. His favorite maker tools are mills and waterjets, though he’s become fond of glass blowing.

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Olivier de Weck
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Olivier de Weck was born in Switzerland and holds degrees in industrial engineering from ETH Zurich (1993) and aerospace systems engineering from MIT (2001). Before joining MIT he was a liaison engineer and later engineering program manager on the F/A-18 aircraft program at McDonnell Douglas (1993-1997).

Prof. de Weck is a leader in systems engineering research. He focuses on how complex man-made systems such as aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, printers, and critical infrastructures are designed and how they evolve over time. His main emphasis is on strategic properties that have the potential to maximize lifecycle value (a.k.a the “iIities”). Since 2001 his group has developed novel quantitative methods and tools that explicitly consider manufacturability, flexibility, commonality, and sustainability among other characteristics. Significant results include the Adaptive Weighted Sum (AWS) method for resolving tradeoffs amongst multiple objectives, Time-Expanded Decision Networks (TDN), the Delta-Design Structure Matrix (DDSM) for technology infusion analysis and the SpaceNet and CityNet simulation environment. These methods have impacted complex systems in space exploration (NASA, JPL), oil, and gas exploration (BP) as well as in sophisticated electro-mechanical products (e.g. Xerox, Pratt & Whitney, DARPA). Prof. de Weck’s teaching emphasizes excellence, innovation, and bridging of theory and practice.

He is an associate fellow of AIAA, a fellow of INCOSE, and serves as associate editor for the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets and the Journal of Mechanical Design. He won the 2006 Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising, a 2007 AIAA Outstanding Service Award, the 2008 and 2011 best paper awards from the journal Systems Engineering and the 2010 Capers and Marion MacDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising. From 2008-2011 he served as associate head of the Engineering Systems Division at MIT. Since early 2011 he serves as executive director of the new MIT Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE) initiative.
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John Fernández
Professor of Building Technology
MIT Department of Architecture
John E. Fernández is a professor of building technology in the Department of Architecture at MIT and a practicing architect. Fernández founded and directs the MIT Urban Metabolism Group, a highly multidisciplinary research group focused on the resource intensity of cities and design and technology pathways for future urbanization. He is author of two books, numerous articles in scientific and design journals including Science, the Journal of Industrial Ecology, Building and Environment, Energy Policy and others, and author of nine book chapters. He is Chair of Sustainable Urban Systems for the International Society of Industrial Ecology and Associate Editor of the journal Sustainable Cities and Society. Fernández served as Director of the Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture from 2010 to 2015 and as the Director of the International Design Center at MIT from 2012 to 2015. He previously served as the Director of Research for Sustainable Energy Systems of the MIT Portugal Program.

Fernández is a member of the Board for New Ecology, Inc., and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for Sustainable Energy of the Fraunhofer Institute. At MIT, Fernández serves on the Committee on the Innovation Initiative, the Faculty Policy Committee, and the Institute Planning Committee, as well as the Campus Sustainability Task Force, the MIT Materials and Waste Management Working Group, and the Metropolitan Warehouse Advisory Group. Fernández is Housemaster for MIT’s Baker House.
 
Fernández has served on several National Science Foundation Review Panels, as a member of the Department of Energy Roadmap 2020 Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Building Envelope Technology and Environmental Council of the National Institute of Building Science. He also served as a member of the Research Committee of the United States Green Building Council. Fernández has participated in the launch of two startup companies in the past 5 years. With his partner and wife, Malvina Lampietti, Fernández has been designer of more than 2.5 million square feet of new construction. As senior designer in two major New York City architecture firms Fernández led the design and construction of major commercial, institutional, and residential buildings in Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Jakarta, Tokyo, Shanghai, and other locations.
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Randall Field
Executive Director, Mobility of the Future
MIT Energy Initiative
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Umberto Fugiglando
Research Manager & Partnerships Lead
MIT Senseable City Lab
Umberto Fugiglando is a Research Manager at the Senseable City Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a multidisciplinary research group that studies the interface between cities, people, and technologies. He has been leading projects on data science applied to smart cities initiatives with a focus on human driving behavior and mobility patterns in cities. Moreover, he develops and maintains partnerships between cities, companies and foundations that support the group's research agenda, contributing in the fields of smart and connected cities, urban mobility and innovative urban technology. Additionally, he serves as an External Expert for the European Commission, working with policy makers on the future of mobility. Umberto’s background is in Applied Mathematics and Engineering, and he has studied in Italy, Sweden, Canada and US.
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John Gabrieli
Grover Hermann Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Director, Martinos Imaging Center
MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Enhancing human learning
Day 2, 10:40 - 11:20
McGovern Investigator John Gabrieli directs the research and administrative activities of the center, providing executive-level leadership and oversight to the center’s operations. Gabrieli, who is also a professor in MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, is interested in the neural basis of memory, thought and emotion in the human brain, and he also seeks to understand the brain abnormalities that underlie neurological and psychiatric disease.
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Frederick Goff
Founder & CEO
Jobcase
People-first Technology
Day 2, 10:00 - 10:40
Fred Goff is a leading voice in Worker advocacy and in bringing balance back to capitalism. Fred is the founder and CEO of Jobcase – a social platform that empowers over 100 million Americans as they manage their own future of work. Jobcase is a leader in “people-first tech-strategy” which includes democratizing the benefits of big data, machine learning and blockchain for the benefit of America’s workforce. Fred Goff holds a BS in Economics as well as an M.S. in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School and also earned an M.S. in the Management of Technology from MIT. Prior to switching his career to worker advocacy and tech, Fred enjoyed success as both a proprietary trader and machine-learning based hedge fund manager.
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Ramon Gonzalez
Founder & CEO
robonity
Ramon Gonzalez is an authority on robotics and engineering whose skills have been demonstrated in some of the most important engineering centers in the world including a 3-year research position at the MIT Robotic Mobility Group. He has received several awards including the Medal of the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain. He holds a PhD in robotics and an engineering degree in computer science by the University of Almeria (Spain) and a certificate in accounting and finance by the Imperial College Business School (UK).
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Don Derek Haddad
Research Assistant, Responsive Environments
MIT Media Lab
Don Derek Haddad is a PhD student in Media Arts and Sciences at the Responsive Environment Group lead by Prof. Joe Paradiso. He conducted a series of interdisciplinary research combining sensor data visualization within immersive virtual environments as part of his Masters thesis at the Media Lab titled Resynthesizing Reality. Don’s broader interest in human-computer interaction extends to fields of wearable computing, ambient technologies, smart textiles and fashion through his collaborative effort and contribution to the SensorKnits project. SensorKnits packages low-level knitting processes with material sciences to massively manufacture sensors that can deeply integrate within fabrics. Moreover, Don is an electronic music improviser and inventor of award winning electronic music instruments featured in several conferences, including the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) conference, and the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference.
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R. John Hansman
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Head, Division of Humans and Automation
Director, International Center for Air Transportation
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
R. John Hansman is the T. Wilson Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics MIT, where he is the Director of the MIT International Center for Air Transportation. He conducts research in the application of information technology in operational aerospace systems. Dr. Hansman holds 6 patents and has authored over 250 technical publications. He has over 5800 hours of pilot in-command time in airplanes, helicopters and sailplanes including meteorological, production and engineering flight test experience. Professor Hansman chairs the US Federal Aviation Administration Research Engineering & Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) as well as other national and international advisory committees. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), is a Fellow of the AIAA and has received numerous awards including the AIAA Dryden Lectureship in Aeronautics Research, the ATCA Kriske Air Traffic Award, a Laurel from Aviation Week & Space Technology, and the FAA Excellence in Aviation Award.
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Jonathan How
Richard Cockburn Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Director, Aerospace Controls Laboratory (ACL)
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Jonathan P. How is the Richard C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of both the IEEE and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Control Systems magazine, and an associate editor of the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems and the IEEE Transactions of Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS). How has won multiple AIAA best paper awards, including those of 2011, 2012, and 2013. Additionally, he earned the 2011 IFAC Automatica award for the best application paper, the 2020 AIAA Intelligent Systems Award, and 2002 Institute of Navigation Burka Award.
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Peter Howard
CEO
Realtime Robotics
Peter Howard has a particular passion and interest in business formation and the process of creating order and value out of formative chaos. His roles have included entrepreneur-CEO, investor, and board director. As CEO, Howard has founded and successfully grown five companies, leading two to IPOs, one to strategic sale, and another to major technology license.

Howard led Realtime Robotics in raising $11.7m in funding, landing contracts with global 100 firms and developing the product from initial drawings to commercial. He has also been integral in the creation and launch of hundreds of innovative products as an industry leader in outsourced R&D and manufacturing services businesses based in the US, Japan, France, the Netherlands, Singapore, and China. Howard holds an MS degree from MIT in management and a Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.
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Reed Jensen
Technical Staff, Air, Missile, & Maritime Defense Technology, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Reed Jensen is a systems scientist from MIT Lincoln Laboratory with a B.S. in physics from Brigham Young University and an M.S. in electrical engineering and control theory from Northeastern. He has worked at Lincoln in the fields of systems modeling, optimization, and control since 2005. Recently he and his group are developing new methods in automated decision making and human-machine teaming, including research using human-focused data collection with serious games.
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Bernadette Johnson
Chief Technology Ventures Officer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Dr. Bernadette Johnson is the Chief Technology Ventures Officer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, an office established in 2018 to support access to and development of commercial technologies of relevance to national security. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Science Officer of Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx, now DIU), which focuses on accelerating commercial innovation for the Department of Defense. Before joining DIUx in 2016, she was the Chief Technology Officer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Her responsibilities included the development of the Laboratory's long-term technology strategy and the coordination of collaborative research with MIT campus. In prior years, her technical foci were in chemical and biological defense, as well as laser-based remote sensing and adaptive optics. She remains actively involved in technology innovation initiatives. Dr. Johnson holds a BS in physics from Dickinson College, a MS in condensed matter theory from Georgetown University, and a PhD in plasma physics from Dartmouth College. She attended the Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in National and International Security Program in 2015, and is an active member of the Naval Studies Board.
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Arnav Kapur
Research Assistant
Fluid Interfaces Group, MIT Media Lab
Arnav is a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab. His research interests span machine learning, systems and computational neuroscience, and physics. His current research investigates both artificial and biological intelligence, and how these could be complementary and coupled. Arnav’s work has had widespread coverage in media outlets including CBS 60 Minutes, Smithsonian, MIT Tech Review, New Scientist, The Guardian and Forbes amongst other venues. He is a recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Graduate Prize, Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, World Technology Award, Disrupt 100, FF Rising Star Award amongst other recognitions. Arnav has also had art installations exhibited at Tate Modern, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Design Museum, alt-AI, QUT Brisbane amongst other venues.
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Sertac Karaman
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Cofounder, Optimus Ride
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Sertac Karaman is an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (since Fall 2012). He has obtained B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and in computer engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2007; an S.M. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2009; and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science also from MIT in 2012. His research interests lie in the broad areas of robotics and control theory. In particular, he studies the applications of probability theory, stochastic processes, stochastic geometry, formal methods, and optimization for the design and analysis of high-performance cyber-physical systems. The application areas of his research include driverless cars, unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed aerial surveillance systems, air traffic control, certification and verification of control systems software, and many others. He is the recipient of an IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Career Award in 2017, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2017, Army Research Office Young Investigator Award in 2015, National Science Foundation Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2014, AIAA Wright Brothers Graduate Award in 2012, and an NVIDIA Fellowship in 2011.

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David Keith
Assistant Professor, System Dynamics
MIT Sloan School of Management
David R. Keith is Assistant Professor of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Drawing on his experience working in the automotive industry, David studies consumer behavior, firm strategy and the formation of markets for emerging automotive technologies. His research examines issues including spatial patterns of technology adoption, supply constraints in production, platform competition, and the impact of new technologies on energy consumption and the environment.

David has received several awards for his research, including a Fulbright scholarship, an Alcoa Foundation Fellowship from the American-Australian Association, and a Martin Family Sustainability Fellowship from the MIT Energy Initiative. David previously worked for Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors, and URS Corporation, a global engineering and environmental consultancy.

David holds BEng (Hons.), BCom, and MEnv degrees from the University of Melbourne (Australia) and a PhD from the MIT Engineering Systems Division.
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Alex Klein
Co-founder & Design Lead, Human Element
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David Sun Kong
Director, Community Bio Initiative
MIT Media Lab
David Sun Kong is a Synthetic Biologist, community organizer, musician, and photographer based in Lexington, MA. He is the Director of the MIT Media Lab's Community Bio Initiative, a pioneer in developing microfluidic, or “lab-on-a-chip” technologies for synthetic biology, and a leader in the global Community Bio movement. In 2017, he founded the Global Community Bio Summit, a gathering convening the global network of community biology labs, and was recognized as an emerging leader in synthetic biology as a “LEAP” Fellow. He is co-founder of ‘How To Grow (Almost) Anything,’ an international course on synthetic biology taught with Professor George Church of Harvard, and founder of ‘Metafluidics,’ an open repository for fluidic systems. David conducted his graduate studies at MIT’s Media Lab, receiving a Master's degree for developing technology for printing nanostructures with energetic beams and a Ph.D. for demonstrating the first gene synthesis in a microfluidic system. His research has been covered via outlets such as the Washington Post, Science, the Boston Globe, Gizmodo, and STAT News. He has also performed as a DJ, beat-boxer, vocalist, and rapper at hundreds of venues, and his photography has been exhibited at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian and other museums and galleries across the country.
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Karl Koster
Executive Director, MIT Corporate Relations
Director, Alliance Management
MIT Office of Strategic Alliances & Technology Transfer
Karl Koster is the executive director of MIT Corporate Relations. MIT Corporate Relations includes the MIT Industrial Liaison Program, which celebrated 71 years of service to the Institute and its corporate partners in 2019, and MIT Startup Exchange.

In that capacity, Koster and his staff work with the leadership of MIT and senior corporate executives to design and implement strategies for fostering corporate partnerships with the Institute. Koster and his team have also worked to identify and design a number of major international programs for MIT, which have been characterized by the establishment of strong, programmatic linkages among universities, industry, and governments. Most recently these efforts have been extended to engage the surrounding innovation ecosystem, including its vibrant startup and small company community, into MIT's global corporate and university networks.

Koster also served as the Chairman of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), an organization that seeks to enhance the value of collaborative partnerships between universities and corporations.

Koster graduated from Brown University with a BA in geology and economics, and received an MS from MIT Sloan School of Management. At MIT Sloan he concentrated in international business management and the management of technological innovation. Prior to returning to MIT, Koster worked as a management consultant in Europe, Latin America, and the United States on projects for private and public sector organizations.
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Kent Larson
Principal Research Scientist
Director, Changing Places
MIT Media Laboratory
Kent Larson directs the Changing Places research group and the City Science Initiative at the MIT Media Laboratory. His recent work has focused on four areas:

Responsive Housing. Strategies to create high-performance, technology-enabled personalized, places of living that respond to an aging population and new ways of living and working. In this approach, buildings are disentangled into four independently configured layers: high performance chassis, integrated infill, agile technology, and responsive façade modules. These concepts are being deployed in the CityHome: a compact, transformable apartment for urban dwellers that functions as if a much larger space.

Urban Mobility-on-Demand. Concepts for shared-use light electric vehicles and intelligent fleet management to provide high-levels of service through sensor networks, dynamic incentives, and intelligent charging. The group worked with automotive suppliers in Spain to develop a commercial version of the MIT CityCar called Hiriko: a folding two-passenger vehicle with robot wheels and drive-by-wire control for urban mobility and highly efficient parking.

Living Labs. Computational tools to understand human behavior in natural environments, including the necessary sensing, interfaces, data collection methods, and visualization capabilities. They have developed prototypical applications that respond to human behavior, with an emphasis on proactive health, energy conservation, and the support of new ways of living and working. This work includes the exploration of data collection and analysis tools to understand the fine-grained attributes of a healthy, high-functioning community or city, and strategies to use this information to inform the design of new communities.

City Science. Design and technology-driven solutions that address the challenges of current and future cities. The City Science Initiative’s research spans a variety of fields including urban mobility and vehicle design, modular and transformable housing, resilient energy networks, and urban design.

Larson practiced architecture for 15 years in New York City, with work published in Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Global Architecture, the New York Times, A+U, and Architectural Digest. His book, Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Masterworks was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture, 2000 by the New York Times Review of Books. Related work was selected by Time magazine as a "Best Design of the Year" project.
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Megan Lickley
PhD Candidate, Climate Science
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department at MIT
Megan is a fifth-year PhD student in the Climate Science program working with advisor Susan Solomon in the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department at MIT. She studies the processes, timing, uncertainty, and impacts of modern-day climate change. Her research makes use of statistical methods to evaluate large ensembles of climate models and observational measurements. One of her focuses is on the global water cycle and its impacts on humanity. In this domain she has focused on how changes in aridity coincide with human populations, the relationship between sea surface temperature and rainfall in southern Africa under climate change, and employing Bayesian methods to evaluate climate models for optimal decision making for water infrastructure in an uncertain future.

Apart from her research, Megan has spent time living in the Democratic Republic of Congo teaching math courses at the Catholic University of Bukavu. She has also consulted for the World Bank in Uganda, contributing to a climate change impacts report and strategy plan. Megan spent four years as a research associate at MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and completed her Master’s in the Technology and Policy Program at MIT in 2012.
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Aleksander Madry
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Towards Deployable ML
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Aleksander Madry is a former assistant professor in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) School of Computer and Communication Sciences and started as an assistant professor in electrical engineering and computer science in February 2015. His research centers on tackling fundamental algorithmic problems that are motivated by real-world optimization. Most of his work is concerned with developing new ideas and tools for algorithmic graph theory, with a particular focus on approaching central questions in that area with a mix of combinatorial and linear-algebraic techniques. He is also interested in understanding uncertainty in the context of optimization -- how to model it and cope with its presence. Madry received his Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 2011 and, prior to joining EPFL, spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England. His work was recognized with a variety of awards, including the Association for Computing Machinery Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention, the George M. Sprowls Doctoral Dissertation Award, and a number of best paper awards at Foundations of Computer Science, Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, and Symposium on Theory of Computing meetings.

Madry is a member of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in Applied Mathematics and a part of the Theory of Computation group.

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Pattie Maes
Professor in MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences
Head of the Fluid Interfaces Group
MIT Media Lab
Extended Intelligence
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Pattie Maes is a professor in MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences. She runs the Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces research group, which aims to radically reinvent the human-machine experience. Coming from a background in artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction, she is particularly interested in the topic of cognitive enhancement, or how immersive and wearable systems can actively assist people with memory, attention, learning, decision making, communication, and wellbeing.

Maes is the editor of three books, and is an editorial board member and reviewer for numerous professional journals and conferences. She has received several awards: Fast Company named her one of 50 most influential designers (2011); Newsweek picked her as one of the "100 Americans to watch for" in the year 2000; TIME Digital selected her as a member of the “Cyber Elite,” the top 50 technological pioneers of the high-tech world; the World Economic Forum honored her with the title "Global Leader for Tomorrow"; Ars Electronica awarded her the 1995 World Wide Web category prize; and in 2000 she was recognized with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council. She has also received an honorary doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, and her 2009 TED talk on "the 6th sense device" is among the most-watched TED talks ever.

In addition to her academic endeavors, Maes has been an active entrepreneur as co-founder of several venture-backed companies, including Firefly Networks (sold to Microsoft), Open Ratings (sold to Dun & Bradstreet) and Tulip Co (privately held). Prior to joining the Media Lab, Maes was a visiting professor and a research scientist at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a PhD in artificial intelligence from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.

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Jonah Majumder
Assistant Staff, Advanced Technology, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Jonah A. Majumder is an assistant staff member in the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems group at MIT-Lincoln Laboratory, where he develops quantum sensors for biomedical, neuroscience, and other precision-sensing applications. His research relies on the detection of magnetic fields with quantum systems in a diamond, namely the nitrogen-vacancy color center. Mr. Majumder joined Lincoln Laboratory after graduating from Yale University. With a focus in experimental atomic and molecular optics, he worked on a team laser cooling diatomic molecules for use in precision measurement of physical constants. Mr. Majumder holds a BS degree in Physics from Yale University and plans to pursue an MD-PhD degree in medical physics.
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Thomas Malone
Patrick J McGovern (1959) Professor of Management
Founding Director, Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI)
MIT Sloan School of Management
Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. At MIT, he is also a Professor of Information Technology and a Professor of Work and Organizational Studies. Previously, he was the founder and director of the MIT Center for Coordination Science and one of the two founding co-directors of the MIT Initiative on “Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century.” Professor Malone teaches classes on organizational design, information technology, and leadership, and his research focuses on how new organizations can be designed to take advantage of the possibilities provided by information technology.

For example, Professor Malone predicted, in an article published in 1987, many of the major developments in electronic business over the following 25 years, including electronic buying and selling for many kinds of products. Then, in 2004, Professor Malone summarized two decades of his research in his critically acclaimed book The Future of Work. His newest book, Superminds, appeared in May 2018. Professor Malone has also published over 100 articles, research papers, and book chapters; he is an inventor with 11 patents; and he is the co-editor of four books.

Malone has been a cofounder of four software companies and has consulted and served as a board member for a number of other organizations. His background includes work as a research scientist at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a Ph.D. from Stanford University, an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich, and degrees in applied mathematics, engineering, and psychology.
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Bernie Malouin
Founder & CEO
JETCOOL
Dr. Bernie Malouin is the founder and CEO of JETCOOL Technologies. Previously, Dr. Malouin spent 8 years at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he served as Chief Engineer on a $100M airborne hardware program. He was also the Principal Investigator on a $1.2M research and development project on cooling high power electronics, and has 13 years of experience in liquid cooling of electronics. Dr. Malouin holds a PhD in mechanical engineering and a BS in aeronautical engineering, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. You may also find him fixing a tractor, flying an airplane, or bicycling a rail trail.
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Brian Mayton
Ph.D. Candidate, Responsive Environments
MIT Media Lab
Brian Mayton is a Ph.D. student in the Responsive Environments Group at the MIT Media Lab. He designs and deploys large-scale sensor networks in restored wetlands, combining wireless low-power environmental and soil sensing with live audio and video, with all data available in real time and archived in a database now extending over five years. His work explores the ways that these sensor networks can be used both to further the practice of wetland restoration and to create new ways for people to experience and learn about these fascinating sites.
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Ryan J. McKindles
Assistant Group Leader, Homeland Protection & Air Traffic Control, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Dr. Ryan J. McKindles joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 2015 where he serves as an Assistant Group Leader of the Human Health & Performance Systems group. Additionally, he directs research at the Sensorimotor Technology Realization in Immersive Virtual Environments (STRIVE) Center. Dr. McKindles has diverse research interests that bridge the fields of neuroscience, sensorimotor control, biomechanics, neuroimaging, wearable technologies, and signal processing. Previously, he worked as a Scientific Consultant for Brain Vision in North Carolina. Dr. McKindles received a BS in Biomedical Engineering (2006) from Michigan Technological University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (2013) from Marquette University.
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David Mindell
Frances and David Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Founder & CEO, Humatics
David Mindell is an engineer and historian. An expert in human relationships with robotics and autonomous systems, he has led or participated in more than 25 oceanographic expeditions. From 2005 to 2011 he was Director of MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. He is the author of five books and co-founder of Humatics Corporation, which develops technologies to transform how robots and autonomous systems work in human environments.
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Joanna Moody
Research Program Manager, MIT Mobility Systems Center
Joanna Moody is the Research Program Manager for the Mobility Systems Center, MIT Energy Initiative's newest Low-Carbon Energy Center and a lead researcher on one of the Center’s first projects measuring the "option value" of owning a car (including convenience, flexibility, control, and status that comes from owning the asset). Joanna’s research uses econometrics and psychometrics, paired with structural equation modeling, to explore the interactions between policies, attitudes, and ownership and use of privately-owned, gasoline-powered vehicle. Joanna holds Ph.D. (2019) and M.S. (2016) degrees in Transportation from MIT.
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Sergey Paltsev
Deputy Director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
MIT Energy Initiative and MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR)
Dr. Sergey Paltsev is a Deputy Director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and a Senior Research Scientist at MIT Energy Initiative and MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He is the lead modeler in charge of the MIT Economic Projection and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model of the world economy. His research covers a wide range of topics including energy economics, climate policy, taxation, advanced energy technologies, and international trade. Sergey is an Advisory Board Member for the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Consortium and a Member of the Economy-Wide Modeling Panel for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board. Dr. Paltsev is an author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and books. He is a recipient of the 2012 Pyke Johnson Award (by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, USA, for the best paper in the area of planning and environment), the Best Policy Analysis Paper of 2012 by Environmental Science and Technology Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Best 2004 Research Award by Tokyo Electric Power Company, Japan. Sergey was a Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In 2007-2008 Dr. Paltsev was a member of the Expert Panel on the Economics of Climate Change for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Before joining MIT in 2002, Sergey Paltsev worked as a Consultant for International Management and Communication Corporation and The World Bank, and as an Executive Director of the Program in Economics and Management of Technology at Belarusian State University. He received a Diploma in Radiophysics and Electronics from Belarusian State University and PhD in Economics from University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Desirée Plata
Gilbert W. Winslow (1937) Career Development Professor in Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Desirée holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry and Chemical Oceanography from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She has a B.S. in Chemistry from Union College and proudly attended Gould Academy for high school.
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David Bradford Ramsay
Ph.D. Candidate, Responsive Environments Group
MIT Media Lab
David Ramsay spent three years as a full-time System Engineer with Bose Corporation before joining the Responsive Environments Group at the MIT Media Lab. Since then he’s traveled to Shenzhen twice to study hardware manufacturing and research that can scale; he’s also spent two summers at Google working on computationally manageable deep learning models for embedded applications. His research looks to combine probabilistic modeling techniques with ubiquitous hardware to study deep, effortless attention and the systems that facilitate them.
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David Rand
Erwin H. Schell Associate Professor of Marketing
MIT Sloan School of Management

David Rand is the Erwin H. Schell Professor and an Associate Professor of Management Science and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT Sloan, and the Director of the Human Cooperation Laboratory and the Applied Cooperation Team.

Bridging the fields of behavioral economics and psychology, David’s research combines mathematical/computational models with human behavioral experiments and online/field studies to understand human behavior. His work uses a cognitive science perspective grounded in the tension between more intuitive versus deliberative modes of decision-making, and explores topics such as cooperation/prosociality, punishment/condemnation, perceived accuracy of false or misleading news stories, political preferences, and the dynamics of social media platform behavior. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the American Economic Review, Psychological Science, and Management Science. He has received widespread attention from print, radio, TV and social media outlets, and has also written popular press articles for outlets including the New York Times, Wired, New Scientist, and the APS Observer. He was named to Wired magazine’s The Smart List 2012: “50 people who will change the world,” chosen as a 2012 Pop!Tech Science Fellow, received the 2015 Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Research, and was selected as fact-checking researcher of the year in 2017 by the Poytner Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network. Papers he has coauthored have been awarded Best Paper of the Year in Experimental Economics, Social Cognition, and Political Methodology.

David received his BA in Computational Biology from Cornell University in 2004 and his PhD in Systems Biology from Harvard University in 2009, was a post-doctoral researcher in Harvard University’s Department of Psychology from 2009 to 2013, and was an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Psychology, Economics, and Management at Yale University prior to joining the faculty at MIT.

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Carlo Ratti
Associate Professor of the Practice
Director, MIT Senseable City Lab
Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati
An architect and engineer by training, Professor Carlo Ratti teaches at MIT, where he directs the Senseable City Laboratory, and is a founding partner of the international design and innovation practice Carlo Ratti Associati. A leading voice in the debate on new technologies’ impact on urban life, his work has been exhibited in several venues worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, New York’s MoMA, London’s Science Museum, and Barcelona’s Design Museum. Two of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion and the Copenhagen Wheel – were hailed by Time Magazine as ‘Best Inventions of the Year’. He has been included in Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List: 50 people who will change the world’. He is currently serving as co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization, and as special advisor on Urban Innovation to the European Commission.
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Sanjay Sarma
Vice President for Open Learning
Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering
MIT Office of the President
Sanjay Sarma is the Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is the first Dean of Digital Learning at MIT. He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was also the the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008. He serves on the boards of GS1, EPCglobal and several startup companies including Senaya and ESSESS.

Dr. Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarma also worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Aberdeen, UK, and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California. He has authored over 75 academic papers in computational geometry, sensing, RFID, automation and CAD, and is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and research including the MacVicar Fellowship, the Business Week eBiz Award and Informationweek's Innovators and Influencers Award. He advises several national governments and global companies.
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Lawrence Sass
Associate Professor
Director, Computation Group
Larry Sass architectural designer who conducts research in design studies, computing and digital delivery of buildings directly from computers models. His research publications demonstrate new ways to incorporates digital design and fabrication into the production of small wood-framed houses. He is currently working on software systems that support rapid fabrication of buildings across all materials, styles and scales. He has exhibited his work at the Modern Museum of Art in New York City and publishes widely in many journals and conferences. Currently he is an associate professor of architecture, he has also taught at Singapore University of Design and Technology.
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Magda Schoeneich
Head of Center for Scientific Leadership and Innovation (CSLI), Takeda R&D
Magda Schoeneich is the Head of Center for Scientific Leadership and Innovation (CSLI), at Takeda R&D. In her role, she leads the team responsible for imagining and prototyping the future and preparing Takeda?s R&D organization for success as we enter the next frontier of health(care/delivery).
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Jeffrey L. Schwartz
Deloitte Consulting LLP, USA, Principal
US Leader, Future of Work Consulting Services
Jeff is a senior consulting partner with extensive experience in global and growth markets and has led practices in the US, India, Russia, Europe, Israel and Africa. He leads the US Consulting Future of Work practice, is the founding and US lead partner for the US-Israel Innovation Tech Terminal, now part of Deloitte Catalyst | Tel Aviv, a bridge connecting US and global companies with Israeli start-ups, and is a global editor of Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report, one of the world’s leading annual reports on the future of the workforce, organizations and HR, which he founded in 2011. He has graduate degrees from the Yale School of Management (MBA) and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (MPA). He has authored and contributed to more than 40 articles for the Deloitte Review, the Sloan Management Review (at MIT), the Rotman Management Review (at the University of Toronto), Wired Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
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Mohamed Saad Ibn Seddik
Founder & CEO
blkSAIL
Mohamed Saad Ibn Seddik, Dr.Eng, founded blkSAIL to make fleet of autonomous merchant marine ships a reality. He has more than nine years of experience in Marine Autonomy, and has made eight marine vehicles fully autonomous so far. He is passionate about marine autonomy and his vision is to make the maritime industry safer, better, stronger.
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Peter Senge
Senior Lecturer, Leadership and Sustainability
MIT Sloan School of Management

Peter M. Senge is the founding chair of SoL (Society of Organizational Learning), a global network of organizations, researchers, and consultants dedicated to the “interdependent development of people and their institutions”, Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management MIT, and cofounder of the Academy for Systemic Change, which seeks to accelerate the growth of the field of systemic change worldwide. His work centers on promoting shared understanding of complex issues and shared leadership for healthier human systems. This involves major cross-sector projects focused on global food systems, climate change, regenerative economies, and the future of education.

Peter is the author of The Fifth Discipline and coauthor of the three related fieldbooks: Presence, and The Necessary Revolution. The Fifth Discipline (over two million copies sold), was recognized by Harvard Business Review as “one of the seminal management books of the last 75 years,” and by the Financial Times as one of five “most important” management books. The Journal of Business Strategy named him one of the 24 people who had the greatest influence on business strategy in the 20th century. Recently, he was named to the “1000 Talents” Program (Renzai) in China to help China become a leader in systemic change, to benefit itself and the world.

Peter has been at the forefront of organizational learning since publishing his classic text, The Fifth Discipline, in 1990. The Fifth Discipline provides the theories and methods to foster aspiration, develop reflective conversation, and understand complexity in order to build a learning organization. Peter is driven by the desire to understand how we can work together to live in harmony with one another and with Mother Earth. He continues to push the boundaries of our understanding of organizational learning, teaching his principles in workshops and seminars across the country. Peter describes his process as “sharing” rather than “teaching”, in an attempt to “help people see not just what has been done before, but sharing what has been done, by suggestion, surfacing, or eliciting what new might be possible.”

Throughout his career, Peter has been asking, “How do we create the best conditions, including the tools and methods, for enabling learning communities?” Since the publication of The Fifth Discipline, Peter has shared the driving principles of organizational learning with business, education, health care, and government. Through his work, Peter strives to foster learning communities around the globe in order to improve our world.

Peter graduated from Stanford University with a BS in engineering. He holds an MS in social systems modeling and a PhD in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Julie Shah
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Julie Shah is an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and Associate Dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing. She directs the Interactive Robotics Group, which aims to imagine the future of work by designing collaborative robot teammates that enhance human capability. She is expanding the use of human cognitive models for artificial intelligence and has translated her work to manufacturing assembly lines, healthcare applications, transportation and defense. Before joining the faculty, she worked at Boeing Research and Technology on robotics applications for aerospace manufacturing. Prof. Shah has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and by MIT Technology Review on its 35 Innovators Under 35 list. Her work on industrial human-robot collaboration was also in Technology Review’s 2013 list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies. She has received international recognition in the form of best paper awards and nominations from the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, and the International Symposium on Robotics. She earned degrees in aeronautics and astronautics and in autonomous systems from MIT.
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Cyrus Shaoul, PhD
CEO
Leela AI
Dr. Cyrus Shaoul graduated from MIT in 1993 with a BSc in brain and cognitive science, and then went on to co-found a software company in Japan called Digital Garage, where he was the CTO. In 2004, he began studying cognitive science again and received a PhD from the University of Alberta. In 2017, Dr. Shaoul left academia to co-found Leela AI with Henry Minsky (MIT AI Lab) and Milan Minsky (MIT LCS). Dr. Shaoul has published papers in the areas of computational modeling of language acquisition and semantic processing. He has also shared widely adopted open-source versions of his computational models and mega-corpora.
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Christopher J. Smalt
Technical Staff, Homeland Protection & Air Traffic Control, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Dr. Christopher J. Smalt is a Technical Staff Member in the Human Health & Performance Systems Group at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. His current work focuses on computational auditory neuroscience and phenomenological modeling. Specifically, Dr. Smalt’s research focuses on the mechanisms of hearing damage and the effect of noise and blast exposure on hearing and cognitive performance, as well as rehabilitation strategies. His other research interests include 3D virtual audio, cognitive load, attention decoding, and electrophysiology. Dr. Smalt received a BS degree in Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and earned both MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
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Vivienne Sze
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Vivienne Sze is an Associate Professor at MIT in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Her research interests include energy-aware signal processing algorithms, and low-power circuit and system design for portable multimedia applications, including computer vision, deep learning, autonomous navigation, and video process/coding. Prior to joining MIT, she was a Member of Technical Staff in the R&D Center at TI, where she designed low-power algorithms and architectures for video coding. She also represented TI in the JCT-VC committee of ITU-T and ISO/IEC standards body during the development of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), which received a Primetime Engineering Emmy Award. She is a co-editor of the book entitled “High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC): Algorithms and Architectures” (Springer, 2014).

Prof. Sze received the B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 2004, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degree from MIT in 2006 and 2010, respectively. In 2011, she received the Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize in Electrical Engineering at MIT. She is a recipient of the 2018 Facebook Faculty Award, the 2018 & 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award, the 2018 & 2016 Google Faculty Research Award, the 2016 AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award, the 2016 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2007 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, and a co-recipient of the 2018 Symposium on VLSI Circuits Best Student Paper Award, the 2017 CICC Outstanding Invited Paper Award, the 2016 IEEE Micro Top Picks Award and the 2008 A-SSCC Outstanding Design Award.

For more information about research in the Energy-Efficient Multimedia Systems Group at MIT visit: http://www.rle.mit.edu/eems/
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Max Tegmark
Professor of Physics
MIT Department of Physics

A native of Stockholm, Tegmark left Sweden in 1990 after receiving his B.Sc. in Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (he’d earned a B.A. in Economics the previous year at the Stockholm School of Economics). His first academic venture beyond Scandinavia brought him to California, where he studied physics at the University of California, Berkeley, earning his M.A. in 1992, and Ph.D. in 1994.


After four years of west coast living, Tegmark returned to Europe and accepted an appointment as a research associate with the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik in Munich. In 1996 he headed back to the U.S. as a Hubble Fellow and member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Tegmark remained in New Jersey for a few years until an opportunity arrived to experience the urban northeast with an Assistant Professorship at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received tenure in 2003.


He extended the east coast experiment and moved north of Philly to the shores of the Charles River (Cambridge-side), arriving at MIT in September 2004. He is married to Meia-Chita Tegmark and has two sons, Philip and Alexander.

Tegmark is an author on more than two hundred technical papers, and has featured in dozens of science documentaries. He has received numerous awards for his research, including a Packard Fellowship (2001-06), Cottrell Scholar Award (2002-07), and an NSF Career grant (2002-07), and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His work with the SDSS collaboration on galaxy clustering shared the first prize in Science magazine’s "Breakthrough of the Year: 2003."


For more on his research, publications, and students, or his fun articles, goofs, and photo album, please visit Personal home page.

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Skylar Tibbits
Assistant Professor of Design Research
Co-Director and founder, Self-Assembly Lab
Founder & Principal, SJET LLC
MIT Department of Architecture
Skylar Tibbits is a co-director and founder of the Self-Assembly Lab housed at MIT’s International Design Center. The Self-Assembly Lab focuses on self-assembly and programmable material technologies for novel manufacturing, products and construction processes.

Skylar is an Assistant Professor of Design Research in the Department of Architecture where he teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios and How to Make (Almost) Anything, a seminar at MIT's Media Lab with Neil Gershenfeld. Skylar was recently named R&D Magazine's 2015 Innovator of the Year, 2015 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, 2014 Inaugural WIRED Fellow, 2014 Gifted Citizen, 2013 Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, 2013 Architectural League Prize, The Next Idea Award at Ars Electronica 2013, Visionary Innovation Award at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, 2012 TED Senior Fellow and was named a Revolutionary Mind in SEED Magazine’s 2008 Design Issue.

Previously, he has worked at a number of renowned design offices including: Zaha Hadid Architects, Asymptote Architecture and Point b Design. He has designed and built large-scale installations at galleries around the world, has been published extensively in outlets such as the New York Times, Wired, Nature, Fast Company as well as various peer-reviewed journals and books.

Skylar has a Professional Degree in Architecture and minor in experimental computation from Philadelphia University. Continuing his education at MIT, he received a Master of Science in Design Computation and a Master of Science in Computer Science under the guidance of; Patrick Winston, Terry Knight, Erik Demaine and Neil Gershenfeld.

Initiated in 2007, Skylar Tibbits is also the founder and principal of a multidisciplinary design practice, SJET LLC.
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Antonio Torralba
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
Inaugural Director, MIT Quest for Intelligence
Dissecting Neural Networks
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Antonio Torralba is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the MIT director of the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, and the inaugural director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, an MIT campus-wide initiative to discover the foundations of intelligence. He received the degree in telecommunications engineering from Telecom BCN, Spain in 1994 and the Ph.D. degree in signal, image, and speech processing from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France in 2000. From 2000 to 2005, he spent postdoctoral training at the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, where he is now a professor.

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Jessika Trancik
Associate Professor of Energy Studies
MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS)
Prof. Trancik earned a B.S. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University (1997), and a Ph.D. in materials science from Oxford University (2002), where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Trancik was a postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute and a fellow at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where she focused on modeling energy systems. She has also worked for the United Nations, and as an advisor to the private sector on the development of low-carbon energy technologies. She has published in journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nano Letters, and Environmental Research Letters.

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Drew Weibel
CTO
FGC Plasma Solutions
Drew Weibel is the CTO of FGC Plasma Solutions, a Boston-based cleantech start-up, and a visiting research scientist at MIT. Weibel graduated with an SM from the MIT Lab for Aviation and the Environment in 2018 and continues pursuing his passion of reducing the environmental impacts of the aerospace and energy industries, by developing tough tech solutions which can significantly reduce fuel consumption.
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Sarah Williams
Associate Professor of Technology and Urban Planning
Chair, Urban Science & Computer Science Program
MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Sarah Williams is currently an Associate Professor of Technology and Urban Planning. She also is Director of the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT's School of Architecture and Planning. The Civic Data Design Lab works with data, maps, and mobile technologies to develop interactive design and communication strategies that expose urban policy issues to broader audiences.

Trained as a Geographer (Clark University), Landscape Architect (University of Pennsylvania), and Urban Planner (MIT), Williams's work combines geographic analysis and design. Williams is most well known for her work as part of the Million Dollar Blocks team which highlighted the cost of incarceration, Digital Matatus which developed the first data set on a informal transit system searchable in Google Maps, and a more a recent project that uses social media data to understand housing vacancy and Ghost Cities in China.

Williams' design work has been widely exhibited including work in the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City. Prior to MIT, she was Co-Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Williams has won numerous awards including being named top 25 planners in the technology and 2012 Game Changer by Metropolis Magazine. Her work is currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Seoul Biennale Cities Exhibition in Korea.
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Matthias Winkenbach
Director, MIT Megacity Logistics Lab
Research Scientist
MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Matthias Winkenbach is the Director of the MIT Megacity Logistics Lab and a Research Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. His current research focuses on multi-tier distribution network design in the context of urban logistics and last-mile delivery, urban freight policy and infrastructure design, as well as data analytics and visualization in an urban logistics context. Dr. Winkenbach received his Ph.D. in Logistics and his Masters in Business with specializations in Finance and Economics at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany. He also studied at NYU Stern School of Business in New York as well as at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Montréal, Canada. His doctoral studies focused on the optimal design of multi-tier urban delivery networks with mixed fleets. His work was closely linked to a research project with the French national postal operator La Poste.

During and after his doctoral studies, he spent several months at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics as a Visiting Scholar. Dr. Winkenbach’s previous professional work includes working with Volkswagen in South Africa on local sourcing and cost optimization, with Deutsche Telekom in Germany on co-investment models for network infrastructure expansions, with McKinsey & Company in the United States, and in Germany on organizational redesign in the automotive industry and on innovative delivery models in the postal and express logistics sector, as well as various other projects in the mining, shipbuilding, consulting and logistics industries.

Dr. Winkenbach won the Science Award for Supply Chain Management of the German Logistics Association (BVL) in 2014, was amongst the finalists for the 2015 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, and recently published academic papers in Transportation Science, and Interfaces, as well as some practitioner oriented pieces in the Wall Street Journal and the Sloan Management Review.
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Jinhua Zhao
Edward H. and Joyce Linde Associate Professor of Transportation and City Planning
Director, JTL Urban Mobility Lab
MIT Department of Urban Studies + Planning

Jinhua Zhao is the Edward and Joyce Linde Associate Professor of City and Transportation Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prof. Zhao brings behavioral science and transportation technology together to shape travel behavior, design mobility system and reform urban policies. He develops methods to sense, predict, nudge and regulate travel behavior and designs multimodal mobility system that integrates autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, and public transport. Prof. Zhao sees transportation as a language to describe a person, characterize a city, and understand an institution, and aims to establish the behavioral foundation for transportation policies.

Prof. Zhao leads long-term research collaborations with major transportation authorities and operators worldwide including London, Chicago, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prof. Zhao directs the Urban Mobility Lab (mobility.mit.edu) at MIT. He very much enjoys working with students.

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