MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem steps up to the challenge of Covid-19

Entrepreneurial groups around the Institute have launched initiatives to address challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
April 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: public-health faculty covid-19 data disease sloan-school-of-management martin-trust-center-for-mit-entrepreneurship innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie research innovation-initiative venture-mentoring-service legatum-center d-lab graduate postdoctoral

The elephant in the server room

Catherine D’Ignazio’s new book, “Data Feminism,” examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: data women faculty research books-and-authors mit-press diversity-and-inclusion ethics technology-and-society artificial-intelligence machine-learning computer-science-and-technology urban-studies-and-planning school-of-architecture-and-planning

Protecting sensitive metadata so it can’t be used for surveillance

System ensures hackers eavesdropping on large networks can’t find out who’s communicating and when they’re doing so.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms cyber-security data technology-and-society computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

A smart surface for smart devices

External system improves phones’ signal strength 1,000 percent, without requiring extra antennas.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
Feb. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs research school-of-engineering wireless internet-of-things data mobile-devices internet networks

Testing the waters

MIT sophomore Rachel Shen looks for microscopic solutions to big environmental challenges.

Lucy Jakub | Department of Biology • mit
Jan. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: biology school-of-science mitx undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop civil-and-environmental-engineering school-of-engineering bacteria data environment microbes profile research

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