Faculty

Jack Hare
Jack Hare

Jack Hare joined the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering as an assistant professor in January. He received his BA (2010) and his MSci (2011) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, his MA in Plasma Physics from Princeton University in 2013, and his PhD in Plasma Physics from Imperial College, London in 2017. After his PhD, he held postdoctoral appointments at Imperial College London, where he has researched magnetized turbulence in high-energy-density plasmas, and at ...

Dylan Hadfield-Menell
Dylan Hadfield-Menell

Dylan Hadfield-Menell will join the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in July. Hadfield-Menell received his PhD in Computer Science from UC-Berkeley, and his MS and BS (both in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering) from MIT. His research focuses on the value alignment problem in artificial intelligence, and aims to help create algorithms that pursue the intended goals of their users. He is also interested in work that bridges the gap be ...

Marzyeh Ghassemi
Marzyeh Ghassemi

Marzyeh Ghassemi will join the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in July. She received her PhD in Computer Science from MIT; her MS in Biomedical Engineering from Oxford University; and two BS degrees, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from New Mexico State University. Her research focuses on creating and applying machine learning to human health improvement. Ghassemi’s w ...

Rodrigo Freitas
Rodrigo Freitas

Rodrigo Freitas joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) in January as the AMAX Assistant Professor. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Physics from the University of Campinas in Brazil, and MSc and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California Berkeley, followed by postdoctoral work at Stanford University. During his PhD, he was also a Livermore Graduate Scholar in the Materials Science Division of the Lawrence Livermore Natio ...

Navid Azizan
Navid Azizan

Navid Azizan will join the MIT faculty with dual appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) as an assistant professor in September. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Autonomous Systems Laboratory at Stanford University. He received his PhD in Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2020, his MSc from the University of Southern California in 2015, and his ...

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