Faculty

Nidhi Seethapathi
Nidhi Seethapathi

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 applicati ...

Manish Raghavan
Manish Raghavan

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 ...

Haruko Wainwright
Haruko Wainwright

Haruko Wainwright joined the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering as an assistant professor in January 2021, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She received her BEng in Engineering Physics from Kyoto University, Japan in 2003; her MS in nuclear engineering in 2006, MA in statistics in 2010 and PhD in nuclear engineering in 2010 from University of California, Berkeley. Before joining MIT, she was a Staff Scientist in the Earth and En ...

César Terrer
César Terrer

César Terrer joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor in July 2021. He obtained his PhD in Ecosystem Ecology and Climate Change from Imperial College London, where he started working at the interface between experiments and models to better understand the effects of elevated CO2 on vegetation. His research has advanced the understanding on the effects of CO2 in terrestrial ecosystems, the role of soil nutrients in a climate change context, and pl ...

Loza Tadesse
Loza Tadesse

Loza Tadesse will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an assistant professor in July 2023. She received her PhD in bioengineering from Stanford University in 2021 and previously was a medical student at St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College in Ethiopia. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Tadesse’s past research combines Raman spectroscopy and machine learning to develop a rapid, all-optical, and label free bacterial diagnos ...

Tess Smidt
Tess Smidt

Tess Smidt joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor in September 2021. She earned her SB in Physics from MIT in 2012 and her PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. She is the principal investigator of the Atomic Architects group at the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), where she works at the intersection of physics, geometry, and machine learning to design algorithms that aid in the understanding and de ...

Vincent Sitzmann
Vincent Sitzmann

Vincent Sitzmann will join the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an assistant professor in July 2022. He earned a BSc from the Technical University of Munich and an MSc and PhD from Stanford University. Sitzmann is currently a postdoctoral associate at the MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab under the mentorship of professors Josh Tenenbaum, Bill Freeman, and Fredo Durand. His research is at the intersection of machine learning, graphics, neur ...

Ritu Raman
Ritu Raman

Ritu Raman joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor and Brit (1961) & Alex (1949) d’Arbeloff Career Development Chair in August 2021. Raman received her PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in 2016 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Robert Langer at MIT, funded by a NASEM Ford Foundation Fellowship and a L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship. Rama ...

Qin (Maggie) Qi
Qin (Maggie) Qi

Qin (Maggie) Qi joined the Department of Chemical Engineering as an assistant professor in January 2022. She earned dual BS from Cornell University and a PhD from Stanford University. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Her research focuses on combining extensive theoretical and computational work on predictive models that guide experimental design. She ...

Darcy McRose
Darcy McRose

Darcy McRose will join the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor in August 2022. She completed a BS degree in Earth Systems at Stanford and a PhD in Geosciences at Princeton. Darcy is currently conducting postdoctoral work at Caltech where she is mentored by Professor Dianne Newman in the Divisions of Biology and Biological Engineering and Geological and Planetary Sciences. Her research program focuses on microbe-environment interactions and their effects ...

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