The newsletter of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology System Design & Management program
Tech Trek Report
Apr 22, 2016
Jean Sack demonstrates the aluminum-water reaction utilized by her Beaver Works team. The pellets she is reacting with water are made from aluminum alloyed with metals from group 13 in the periodic table.
Sack's interest in renewable energy extends as far back as her unique upbringing in northern California. "Our house was powered entirely by photovoltaic cells with rain water collection for drinking water,"
Apr 19, 2016
MIT, Cambridge University team up for “Cambridge 2 Cambridge” hackathon
Hosted by the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, event featured mixed student teams tackling cybersecurity challenges.
Mar 27, 2016
Camilo Ruiz named 2016 Gates Cambridge Scholar
MIT senior will pursue advanced degree in computer science at Cambridge University.
Mar 27, 2016
IDSS conversations: Guy Bresler
Assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science discusses his work focusing on learning graphical models from data.
Mar 27, 2016
CSAIL researchers are presenting a new infrared depth-sensing system built from off-the-shelf components, that works outdoors as well as in.
Depth sensor built from off-the-shelf parts filters out ambient infrared light.
Mar 25, 2016
Twenty-two students participated in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering's 2016 Graduate Research Expo.
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Graduate Research Expo provided a glimpse into the department for both the MIT community and prospective graduate students.
Mar 25, 2016
Sophia Yakoubov (left), holding her 20 Twenties trophy, was photographed with fellow MIT-affiliated honorees Samuel Udotong (center) and Jillian James at the annual Laureates Awards event held in Washington earlier this month. Kathrine Bretl, the other awardee from MIT, did not attend the event.
Lincoln Laboratory engineers and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics undergraduates honored as engineering leaders of tomorrow.
Mar 25, 2016
Sophia Yakoubov (left), holding her 20 Twenties trophy, was photographed with fellow MIT-affiliated honorees Samuel Udotong (center) and Jillian James at the annual Laureates Awards event held in Washington earlier this month. Kathrine Bretl, the other awardee from MIT, did not attend the event.
Lincoln Laboratory engineers and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics undergraduates honored as engineering leaders of tomorrow.
Mar 25, 2016
A prototype of a new speech-controlled nutrition-logging system allows users to verbally describe the contents of a meal. The system then parses the description and automatically retrieves the pertinent nutritional data.
Spoken-language app makes meal logging easier, could aid weight loss.
Mar 24, 2016
The nuTonomy team, including Emilio Frazzoli (third from left, standing), with one of their driverless cars
Fleet of autonomous vehicles will serve as convenient form of public transit while reducing emissions.
Mar 24, 2016
Caroline Uhler
Electrical engineering and computer science assistant professor is working at the intersection of genomics and computational biology.
Mar 24, 2016
Feng Zhang
Broad/MIT scientist among five honored as pioneers of CRISPR-Cas9 system.
Mar 23, 2016
Science art on display at the public galleries of MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Art and science converge in the public galleries at MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.
Mar 23, 2016
Rajeev Ram
In student energy seminar, Professor Rajeev Ram illustrates engineering solutions to energy issues.
Mar 23, 2016
Sourcemap gives companies a visual map of all connected global supplier locations for their products. The software also pulls news feeds on significant political events or environmental disasters to alert companies to potential interruptions.
Startup’s software maps out convoluted supply chains for companies and consumers
Mar 23, 2016
An artist’s rendering of a calcium liquid battery.
Grid-scale approach to rechargeable power storage gets new arsenal of possible materials.
Mar 22, 2016
Researchers used the spin of light to guide the flow of optical information. Shining right-circularly polarized light on nanoribbons made of special 2-D materials enables light to flow forward on one edge and backward on the other edge. Changing the polarization of the light causes the guided modes to reverse directions.
Study points the way to new photonic devices with one-way traffic lanes.
Mar 21, 2016
(From left) Randall Briggs, Ike Feitler, Jonathan Hunt, Martin Culpepper, and Saana McDaniel, creators of the Mobius app that helps students get access to workshops on campus.
Novel app will remove barriers to student making at MIT, impact universities around the world.
Mar 18, 2016
“This a rethinking of the Web infrastructure,” Frank Wang says. “Maybe it’s better that one person manages all their data. There’s one type of security and not 10 types of security. We’re trying to present an alternative model that would be beneficial to both users and applications.”
Cryptographic system would allow users to decide which applications access which aspects of their data.
Mar 18, 2016
A presentation during the 2016 CEE Research Speed Dating Day event
Sixth Annual CEE Research Speed Dating showcases research to promote collaboration
Mar 17, 2016
The Institute has held the No. 1 spot since 1990, when the magazine first ranked such programs.
MIT is home to No. 1 graduate engineering program; MIT Sloan is No. 5 business school.
Mar 16, 2016
“MITx grants provide a fantastic mechanism for developing new courses.” —MIT Professor Hazel Sive
New projects emphasize using digital methods not possible in traditional classes, leveraging research-based teaching practices, and measuring student learning.
Mar 16, 2016