PayPal co-founder describes entrepreneurship as "a calling"

Andrew McAfee (left); Max Levchin.             Photo: Gretchen Ertl

Kathryn O'Neill | EECS Contributor

“If you’re going to start a company, do it now,” PayPal co-founder Max Levchin told MIT students during a recent “fireside chat” on campus. Would-be founders should jump in early, he said, because entrepreneurship is a tough enterprise made tougher by the prospect of giving up the comforts of a more traditional career.

Polina Golland named to Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Chair

Photo: Allegra Boverman

EECS Staff


EECS Professor Polina Golland has been appointed to the Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Chair.

“The appointment recognizes Professor Golland’s leadership in medical imaging research, her outstanding mentorship and educational contributions, and her exceptional service to the department,” EECS department head Asu Ozdaglar said in making the announcement.

Smoothing out rough edges on sketches

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that could save digital artists significant time and frustration when vectorizing an image for animation, marketing logos, and other applications. Image: Ivan Huska

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office


Artists may soon have at their disposal a new MIT-developed tool that could help them create digital characters, logos, and other graphics more quickly and easily. 


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