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

Finding the true potential of algorithms

Using mathematical theory, Virginia Williams coaxes algorithms to run faster or proves they’ve hit their maximum speed.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Jan. 7, 2020 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms profile faculty computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering mathematics

Advancing nuclear detection and inspection

With new tech, assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering Areg Danagoulian probes deep inside cargo containers and ballistic warheads to ferret out fissile materials.

Leda Zimmerman | Nuclear science and engineering | Nov. 14, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: nuclear-science-and-engineering research nuclear-security-and-policy security-studies-and-military school-of-engineering physics international-relations cryptography profile alumniae policy faculty

3 Questions: How to control biofilms in space

MIT and University of Colorado researchers are collaborating on an experiment to be sent to the International Space Station.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 1, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research microbes nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering surface-engineering nasa materials-science-and-engineering 3-questions faculty students graduate postdoctoral school-of-science space astronomy-and-planetary-science

Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research

His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics, and drug screening.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 19, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research biological-engineering faculty broad-institute school-of-engineering profile imaging microfluidics genetics drug-development

The permanent struggle for liberty

Daron Acemoglu’s new book examines the battle between state and society, which occasionally produces liberal-democratic freedom.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 24, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences economic politics books-and-authors faculty research history government

Creating new opportunities from nanoscale materials

MIT Professor Frances Ross is pioneering new techniques to study materials growth and how structure relates to performance.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | Sept. 5, 2019 | mit
~17 mins   

Tags: materials-research-laboratory materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology microscopy research mitnano dmse faculty profile 2-d graphene

New science blooms after star researchers die, study finds

Deaths of prominent life scientists tend to be followed by a surge in highly cited research by newcomers.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Aug. 29, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management research faculty economics history-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

Data-mining for dark matter

Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Aug. 15, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: astronomy astrophysics data center-for-theoretical-physics faculty laboratory-for-nuclear-science physics research school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion

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