by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office
Innovators in the fields of materials chemistry, online care, natural language processing, social robotics, and venture capital shared their founders’ journey and how they made impact along the way during a panel discussion at StartMIT’s Innovation Night on Jan. 11 at the MIT Media Lab. Led by moderator Kym McNicholas, the cast included MIT faculty members Regina Barzilay, Angela Belcher, and Cynthia Breazeal; as well as Donna Levin, and Katie Rae.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize was awarded to a team of researchers, including two MIT affiliates, for their work in optical coherence tomography. The award committee noted that the research demonstrated “creative engineering to invent imaging technology essential for preventing blindness and treating vascular and other diseases.”
StartMIT, a class held from January 9 to 23, connects MIT undergrads, grad students, postdocs, and other members of the MIT community with successful entrepreneurs for a crash course on the many paths to entrepreneurship. MIT students will be working closely with entrepreneurs and innovators to develop their ideas; participate in activities to refine their projects, and attend events with alumni and other leaders in the Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Alison F. Takemura | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering undergrads showcase their research after one semester of year-long SuperUROP projects.
151 SuperUROP students presented at the December 8 Research Review. Photo by Gretchen Ertl.
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tomás Palacios, professor of electrical engineering, recognized for work with semiconductors.
Tomás Palacios, professor of electrical engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for his “contributions to gallium nitride electron devices and two-dimensional materials.”
Rachel Gordon | MIT News
Association for Computer Machinery cites Erik Demaine, Fredo Durand, William Freeman, and Daniel Jackson for having "provided key knowledge" to computing.
Clockwise from top left: MIT professors Erik Demaine, Fredo Durand, Daniel Jackson, and William Freeman.
Rob Matheson | MIT News
Cloud-based platform assists in managing, sharing data facilitates research.
MIT spinout Benchling is bringing life science researchers a cloud-based platform that integrates different types of lab software into one place, with aims of making research and development easier, quicker, and more collaborative.