Faculty

Rafael Jaramillo
Rafael Jaramillo

Rafael Jaramillo will join the faculty as and assistant professor and the Toyota Career Development Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering, beginning summer 2015. He has a B.S. summa cum laude and an M.Eng., both in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University. He also holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Chicago. Rafael is currently a senior postdoctoral fellow at MIT in the Laboratory of Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP). His interests in renewable energy ...

Juejun (JJ) Hu
Juejun (JJ) Hu

Juejun (JJ) Hu will join the faculty in January 2015 as an assistant professor and as the Merton C. Flemings Career Development Professorship of Materials Science and Engineering. He comes to us from the University of Delaware, where he was a tenure-track assistant professor. Prior to that, he was a post-doc in MIT’s Microphotonics Center. As the Francis Alison Young Professor, Juejun initiated and led research projects involving environmental monitoring, renewable energy, biological sensin ...

Aleksander Madry
Aleksander Madry

Aleksander Madry is an assistant professor in the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences and will start as an assistant professor at MIT 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 te ...

Stefanie Jegelka
Stefanie Jegelka

Stefanie Jegelka will join the faculty in January 2015. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. She received a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich (in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tuebingen, Germany), and a Diplom in Bioinformatics with distinction from the University of Tuebingen in Germany. During her studies, she was also a research assistant at the Max Planck I ...

Ruonan Han
Ruonan Han

Ruonan Han joined the faculty in September as an assistant professor. He is also a core member of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). He received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2014. Prior to that, he received his B.Sc. degree from Fudan University in 2007, and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2009. His research group aims to explore microelectronic circuit and system technologies to bridge t ...

Michael Carbin
Michael Carbin

Michael Carbin will be joining MIT as an assistant professor in January of 2016. His research interests include the theory, design, and implementation of programming systems, including languages, program logics, static and dynamic program analyses, runtime systems, and mechanized verifiers. His recent research has focused on the design and implementation of programming systems that deliver improved performance and resilience by incorporating approximate computing and self-healing. His researc ...

Mohammad Alizadeh
Mohammad Alizadeh

Mohammad Alizadeh is a Principal Engineer at Cisco, which he joined through the acquisition of Insieme Networks in 2013. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2013, where he was advised by Balaji Prabhakar. Before that, he completed his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology. He will join the faculty as an assistant professor in September 2015. His research interests are broadly in the areas of networked systems, d ...

Xuanhe Zhao
Xuanhe Zhao

Xuanhe Zhao joined the MIT faculty in September 2014 as an assistant professor. Before joining MIT, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University. He earned his PhD at Harvard University in 2009. Xuanhe conducts research on the interfaces between solid mechanics, soft materials and bioinspired design. His current research goal is to understand and design new soft materials with unprecedented properties for impactful applicat ...

Areg Danagoulian
Areg Danagoulian

Areg Danagoulian joined the faculty as an assistant professor in July 2014. He received the SB degree in Physics from MIT and a PhD in Experimental Nuclear Physics from UIUC. He was a post-doctoral associate at Los Alamos and subsequently worked as a senior scientist at Passport Systems, Inc. Areg’s research interests are focused in the field of nuclear security. He works on problems in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation, technologies for arms control treaty verification, nuclear saf ...

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