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  • MIT Alumnus and GM Engineer Returns to Campus to Inspire Student Innovation

    MIT Alumnus and GM Engineer Returns to Campus to Inspire Student Innovation

    Will Dickson ’14 has parked General Motors’ first self-driving vehicle, the Cruise AV, on campus and invited MIT students to think flexibly about its design opportunities. “You are future engineers and thought leaders in the area of new machines,” he says. “How do you design future vehicles like this one better for a safe and autonomous experience?”
  • MIT-SenseTime Alliance Funds Projects from All Five Schools

    MIT-SenseTime Alliance Funds Projects from All Five Schools

    Faculty and senior researchers at MIT are teaming up in unprecedented ways to help define the next frontier in human and machine intelligence with projects that delve into everything from fundamental research to societal applications for new technologies.
  • A Summer Tune-Up for Industry Professionals

    A Summer Tune-Up for Industry Professionals

    Kristala Jones Prather is speaking in a packed MIT lecture hall. Many of her students wear reading glasses, some have a little less hair than they used to, and most of them are well dressed and groomed. But all of these engineers, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, and biochemists take furious notes in thick course binders and lean forward to study the equations she jots on the chalkboard.
  • Music as a Gateway to Shared Humanity

    Music as a Gateway to Shared Humanity

    When A. R. Rahman, two-time Academy Award winner, singer-songwriter, and music producer from India, came to visit and take a course at MIT in July, he was in his element during a tour of interactive music systems on campus.
  • Ties with MIT Run Deep for the U.S. Navy’s Top Officer

    Ties with MIT Run Deep for the U.S. Navy’s Top Officer

    Looking back on his MIT graduate student days in the late 1980s, Admiral John M. Richardson SM ’89, EE ’89, ENG ’89 recalls a quieter time. He was not yet helming the world’s most powerful navy nor was global competition at sea nearly so high.

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