Finding patterns in the noise

Using novel computational approaches, graduate student Sean Liu develops better tools for analyzing data.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Oct. 14, 2020 ~8 min

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Taming fusion with machine learning | MIT News

Postdoc Cristina Rea's detour into banking provides a new route back to plasma research.

Paul Rivenberg • mit
July 2, 2018 ~7 min

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Discovering hidden stories in the Flint water crisis | MIT News

Graduate student Elena Sobrino looks beyond the headlines to study interactions between the city’s people and institutions.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 24, 2018 ~8 min

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Networks in aerospace | MIT News

Graduate student Alexa Aguilar helps tiny satellites communicate and builds connections in her academic community.

Bridget E. Begg | Office of Graduate Education • mit
June 22, 2018 ~8 min

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Teaching robots how to move objects | MIT News

PhD candidate and Amazon Robotics Challenge winner Maria Bauza helps to improve how robots interact with the world.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
June 12, 2018 ~5 min

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Reliable energy for all | MIT News

Graduate student Prosper Nyovanie wants to power off-grid communities worldwide with scalable solar electric systems.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 12, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  africa  energy  startups  leadership  graduate  renewable-energy  students  graduate-postdoctoral  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  global  sloan-school-of-management  business-and-management  developing-countries  alternative-energy

Scene at MIT: PhD baby and her amazing mama | MIT News

A new daughter helped Alejandra Falla PhD ’18 gain perspective on life — and her tiny MIT regalia stole the show at Commencement.

MIT News Office • mit
June 12, 2018 ~5 min

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The quantum choreographer | MIT News

Using diamond dust and laser light to control atomic spin, Ashok Ajoy PhD ’16 pursues alternatives to costly conventional imaging technologies.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
June 11, 2018 ~7 min

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At doctoral hooding ceremony, a call to make the world “more just, more fair” | MIT News

Candis Callison SM ’02, PhD ’10, professor and journalist, tells doctoral graduates they can “shift society” for the better.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 7, 2018 ~6 min

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