A business edge that comes with age

Economist Pierre Azoulay answers three questions about his finding that middle-aged entrepreneurs fare better than twentysomethings.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 19, 2020 | mit

~4 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management business-and-management entrepreneurship economics research faculty 3-questions

Why do banking crises occur?

In a new book, political scientist David Singer finds two key factors connected to financial-sector collapses around the globe.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 10, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: political-science banking finance books-and-authors faculty research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

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
March 9, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

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

Design, power, and justice

In new book “Design Justice,” Associate Professor Sasha Costanza-Chock examines how to make technology work for more people in society.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 3, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: comparative-media-studieswriting faculty research books-and-authors diversity-and-inclusion technology-and-society school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences



A chemist investigates how proteins assume their shape

Matt Shoulders hopes to shed light on diseases linked to flawed protein folding.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Feb. 23, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: faculty chemistry school-of-science profile disease research

Surveying the quality of life at MIT

A new survey of MIT students, faculty, and staff will inform initiatives to improve the work-life experience on campus and at Lincoln Laboratory.

Robyn Fizz | EVP Connect
Jan. 28, 2020 | mit

~6 mins   

Tags: community students faculty staff human-resources research provost administration urban-studies-and-planning lincoln-laboratory

Sending clearer signals

Associate Professor Yury Polyanskiy is working to keep data flowing as the “internet of things” becomes a reality.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
Jan. 11, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology profile faculty wireless internet-of-things data mobile-devices laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids idss electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

Julia Ortony: Concocting nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications

The MIT assistant professor is entranced by the beauty she finds pursuing chemistry.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative
Jan. 9, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: mit-energy-initiative materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering research faculty dmse chemistry nanoscience-and-nanotechnology renewable-energy water

Page 1 of 82