Faculty

Sixian You
Sixian You

Sixian You joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in March. Dr. You received her PhD and MS in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her BS in Optical and Electronic Information from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Her research interests are biophotonics, microscopy, and computational imaging. She has won the Microscopy Innovation Award and the Nikon Photomicrography Competition Image of D ...

Ashia Wilson
Ashia Wilson

Ashia Wilson joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in January. Wilson received her PhD in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and her BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard. Her research centers upon optimization, algorithmic decision making, dynamical systems, and fairness within large scale machine learning. A National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Wilson has received the NeurIPS ’17 Spotlight Pape ...

Carlos Portela
Carlos Portela

Carlos Portela joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an assistant professor in August 2020. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2019. He was a postdoctoral scholar at Caltech under the guidance of Professors Julia Greer, Dennis Kochmann, and Chiara Daraio. Portela’s research lies at the intersection of materials science, mechanics, and nano-to-macro fabrication with the objective of designing and testing novel materials ...

Jelena Notaros
Jelena Notaros

Jelena Notaros joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in June 2020 as an Assistant Professor, a Principal Investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, and a Core Faculty Member of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories. Professor Notaros received her PhD and MS degrees from MIT in 2020 and 2017, respectively, and BS degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2015. Her research interests are in integrated silicon photonics devices, systems, and ...

Anand Natarajan
Anand Natarajan

Anand Natarajan joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in September 2020. Natarajan received his PhD in Physics from MIT, and an MS in Computer Science and BS in Physics from Stanford University. Natarajan’s interests center upon theoretical quantum information, particularly nonlocality (e.g. Bell inequalities and nonlocal games), quantum complexity theory (especially the power of quantum interactive proof systems), and semidefinite pr ...

Kelly A. Metcalf Pate
Kelly A. Metcalf Pate

Dr. Kelly A. Metcalf Pate joined the department of Biological Engineering as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine in March. As Director of DCM, Dr. Pate will oversee the group of veterinarians and staff who serve as experts in animal models for the MIT community. Dr. Pate’s research focuses on the role of platelets in the pathogenesis of viral infection, with an emphasis on HIV and cytomegalovirus, and on the refinement and development of animal ...

Adrián Lozano-Duran
Adrián Lozano-Duran

Adrián Lozano-Duran joined the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT AeroAstro as an Assistant Professor in January. He received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 2015 on the use of graph theory to unravel the dynamics of chaotic patterns in fluids. From 2016 to 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University working on high-fidelity simulations of external aerodynamic applications. His research is focused on solving ou ...

Yoon Kim
Yoon Kim

Yoon Kim will join the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in July. Currently a research scientist at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, Kim received a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, an MS in Data Science from NYU, an MA in Statistics from Columbia, and dual BA degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell. Kim’s research focuses on machine learning and natural language processing. He is the recipient of a Google Fellowship.

Michael F. Howland
Michael F. Howland

Michael F. Howland will join the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an Assistant Professor in September. Currently he is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He received his BS from Johns Hopkins University and his MS from Stanford University, both in mechanical Engineering. He received his PhD from Stanford University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research encompasses the flow physics of Earth’s atmosphere and th ...

Samuel Hopkins
Samuel Hopkins

Samuel Hopkins will join the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in January 2022. Hopkins received his PhD in Computer Science from Cornell, and his BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Washington. His research focuses on algorithms, optimization, and theoretical machine learning, especially through the lens of convex programming relaxations. He is a Miller Fellow, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a Microsoft Research Fe ...

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