Work of the future and the future of work for women in political science | MIT News

Ford Professor Kathleen Thelen addresses challenges of the “gig economy” and gender equity issues in her field.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science | May 25, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  profile  political-science  jobs  women  economics  faculty  diversity-and-inclusion  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Former Math Olympiad medalist embraces social entrepreneurship | MIT News

MIT senior Mehmet Efe Akengin aims to innovate for the greater good.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent | March 25, 2018
~8 mins |

Tags:  profile  students  undergraduate  school-of-engineering  shass  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  political-science  student-life  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  drones  jobs  religion  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Innovation, meet organization | MIT News

Economist John Van Reenen studies the creation and use of technology, from the R&D lab to the workplace.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Jan. 8, 2018
~10 mins |

Tags:  profile  shass  economics  faculty  social-sciences  sloan-school-of-management  technology-and-society  jobs  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  business-and-management

Mens et Manus America examines the rural American economy | MIT News

Four leaders offer insights on revitalizing rural areas.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | Nov. 21, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  shass  government  technology-and-society  economics  poverty  jobs  sloan-school-of-management

Summit discusses impact of machines on jobs, productivity, and the global economy | MIT News

Two-day “AI and the Future of Work” summit at MIT focused on the artificial intelligence revolution and the workplace.

Rachel Gordon | CSAIL | Nov. 7, 2017
~4 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  artificial-intelligence  jobs  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  computer-science-and-technology  technology-and-society  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  autonomous-vehicles  industry  data  school-of-engineering  sloan-school-of-management  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  business-and-management

Teleoperating robots with virtual reality | MIT News

A virtual reality system from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could make it easier for factory workers to telecommute.

Rachel Gordon | CSAIL | Oct. 11, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  3-d  artificial-intelligence  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  computer-science-and-technology  computer-vision  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  robots  robotics  national-science-foundation-nsf  jobs

Investigating the trap of unemployment | MIT News

PhD student Aicha Ben Dhia studies France’s labor market from the perspective of local job-seekers.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent | June 29, 2017
~10 mins |

Tags:  students  graduate-postdoctoral  profile  economics  shass  france  jobs  unemployment

Q&A: On the future of human-centered robotics | MIT News

Professor David Mindell, who researches the interaction between automation and human behavior, discusses the interdependence of people, robots, and infrastructure.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences | May 15, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  shass  economics  faculty  history-of-science  robotics  technology-and-society  autonomous-vehicles  collaboration  robots  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  artificial-intelligence  jobs  school-of-engineering

Stopping the revolving prison door | MIT News

J-PAL North America tests innovative strategies to reduce recidivism and help inmates transition back to society.

J-PAL North America | May 10, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal  economics  policy  government  behavior  jobs  political-science  shass  research

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