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

“She” goes missing from presidential language

Even when people believed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, they did not use “she” to refer to the next president.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 8, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: linguistics politics language women research behavior school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih

Monthly birth control pill could replace daily doses

Long-lasting capsule can remain in the stomach and release contraceptive drugs over several weeks.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine women research drug-development mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering developing-countries koch-institute institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes chemical-engineering drug-delivery

Machine learning shows no difference in angina symptoms between men and women

Finding could help overturn the prevailing notion that men and women experience angina differently.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab • mit
Nov. 6, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: machine-learning health medicine women health-care research media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning algorithms

Using algorithms to build a map of the placenta

New technique stretches out MRI scans of placentas so they can be more accurately analyzed, and shows the potential of MRI for pregnancy monitoring.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 2, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: medicine imaging women health-care research school-of-engineering computer-science-and-technology algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs

Public opinion study in Europe shows drop in anti-immigration sentiment, among other changes

Surveys spanning recent decades also reveal geographic differences and gender gap in economic views.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 16, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: policy women immigration europe social-sciences research government alumniae school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science

Institute Archives spotlights pioneering women at MIT | MIT News

Initiative is building collections highlighting the contributions of female faculty.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries • mit
July 6, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  physics  women-in-stem  history  biology  women  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  diversity-and-inclusion  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  sloan-school-of-management  faculty  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  history-of-mit  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  libraries

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

Tags:  women-in-stem  nasa  mars  women  profile  students  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-engineering  diversity-and-inclusion  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering  satellites  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science

How many people can China feed? | MIT News

Graduate student Tiziana Smith studies links between water availability and crop yields in the world’s most populous country.

Fatima Husain | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 30, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  sustainability  environment  china  agriculture  water  policy  women  profile  research  students  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-engineering  diversity-and-inclusion  civil-and-environmental-engineering  computer-modeling  student-life

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 • mit
May 25, 2018 ~7 min

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

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