Nidhi Seethapathi (shared appointment in EECS and the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing) joined the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in January 2022. She received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute and a PhD from the Movement Lab at Ohio State University. Her research interests include building computational predictive models of human movement with applications to autonomous and robot-aided neuromotor rehabilitation. In her work, she uses a combination of tools and approaches from dynamics, control theory, and machine learning. During her PhD, she was a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellow. She then worked as a postdoc in the Kording Lab at University of Pennsylvania, developing data-driven tools for autonomous neuromotor rehabilitation, in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab.
Manish Raghavan (shared appointment in EECS and the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing) will join the Sloan School of Management and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an assistant professor in September 2022. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley, and PhD from the Computer Science department at Cornell University. Prior to joining MIT, he was a postdoc at the Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society. His research interests lie in the application of computational techniques to domains of social concern, including algorithmic fairness and behavioral economics, with a particular focus on the use of algorithmic tools in the hiring pipeline. He is also a member of Cornell’s Artificial Intelligence, Policy, and Practice initiative and Mechanism Design for Social Good.