Calendar of Events
Coverage of recent paper co-authored by Jessika Trancik:
“EPA Rules Ignore Methane” (audio and transcript)
Living on Earth – Public Radio International – June 13, 2014
ESD Alumni Advisory Council member Don Shobrys new MIT Alumni Association president:
“Meet the President”
MIT News Magazine – MIT Technology Review – June 17, 2014)
Bryan Reimer participates in panel on “Engineering Safer Drivers”:
“How Do You Engineer Safer Drivers?”
The Boston Globe - June 14, 2014
ESD Alumni Advisory Council member Don Shobrys is the new president of the MIT Alumni Association. Read more in this article: “Meet the President” (MIT News Magazine – MIT Technology Review – June 17, 2014).
Assistant Professor Jessika Trancik has been named the Atlantic Richfield Career Development Professor in Energy Studies, effective July 1st. The chair, which was established in 1980 by a grant from the Atlantic Richfield Foundation, was the first endowed chair at MIT specifically designated to support teaching and research related to energy.
John Fernandez (Department of Architecture and ESD) has been promoted to full professor, effective July 1st. He is co-lead of the MIT Portugal Sustainable Energy Systems focus area. His newest book, co-authored with Paulo Ferrão, is Sustainable Urban Metabolism (MIT Press).
Bryan Reimer recently gave a talk at the MIT Technology Review Digital Summit (San Francisco, CA, June 10, 2014). View video and slides. He also gave a talk for the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) on the MIT campus on May 29, 2014. View video, slides, and Boston Globe coverage: “How Do You Engineer Safer Drivers?” (June 14, 2014).
Dava Newman gave a keynote talk, “Out of This World Design,” at a recent PromaxBDA Conference. Read more here.
Slate blog post on cyberinsurance by ESD PhD candidate Josephine Wolff:
“The $10 Million Deductible: Why the cyberinsurance industry is a mess”
Slate – FutureTense – June 6, 2014
Richard Larson offers some insights on the science of waiting in line:
“A Long-Line Expert Explains Shake Shack’s Long Lines”
New York Magazine – Science of Us – June 10, 2014
White paper by Donald Lessard, commissioned by DHL, mentioned in article:
“Find The Right Global Market For Your Business”
Forbes – Online – June 9, 2014
In keeping with tradition, Professor Joe Sussman presents his annual ESD Faculty Summer Reading List. You can view the 2014 list here. You can view an updated PDF encompassing all of the reading lists here, in the ESD Working Papers Series.
The Technology & Policy Student Society selected Professor Richard Larson as this year’s recipient of the TPP Faculty Appreciation Award. The Technology & Policy Student Society also awarded Professor David Autor, Department of Economics, the faculty appreciation award in appreciation of him and 14.003.
Professor Don Rosenfield’s son Todd received two MIT master’s degrees last week (an SM in mechanical engineering and an MBA from MIT Sloan, earned simultaneously through the LGO program)—bringing the number MIT degrees for the Rosenfield family up to a remarkable total of ten. Read more here.
ESD congratulates its graduates for the 2013-2014 academic year. (Read more.)
S.Joel Carlson and his advisor Prof. Joseph Sussman won the Ron Rice Award for Best Paper from the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) at their annual meeting. The paper is “Understanding Crude Oil Transport Strategies in North America.” It is currently part of the ESD Working Paper Series (ESD-WP-2014-03) and will soon be on the CTRF website.
For the third time in the history of the award, two LGO students were voted by their peers to share the Charles “Harrison” Smith III Award. Scott Bromley and Alex Whigham were recognized with the scholarship award given annually to first-year students who have made outstanding contributions to the program and shown remarkable leadership. Read more here.
“Dahleh is appointed to William A. Coolidge Professorship”
MIT News – June 4, 2014
Slate.com blog post by ESD PhD candidate Josephine Wolff:
“To Catch a Cyberthief: How the FBI foiled the dangerous malwares GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker”
Slate.com – June 3, 2014
Coverage of Julia Collins (SCM ’10), record-holder for the most-winning woman on Jeopardy!:
“Meet ‘Jeopardy’s’ winningest woman: Julia Collins”
The Washington Post – Online – June 4, 2014
Additional coverage here: CNNMoney.com – June 2, 2014
Article on Sandy Pentland’s new book Social Physics and how it applies to office life:
“Big Data Comes to the Office”
The New Yorker – Online – June 5, 2014
Chris Caplice quoted in blog post about the impact of 3D printing on manufacturing:
“3D printing will disrupt manufacturing”
The Economist – GE Look Ahead blog – June 4, 2014
Article on MIT Portugal’s eTeams program:
“MIT eTeams shows effective acceleration for international startups in Boston”
BetaBoston – May 29, 2014
John Hansman quoted in coverage of recent crash at Hanscom Field:
“Gulfstream IVs have few blemishes on safety record”
The Boston Globe – Online – June 3, 2014
Joseph Coughlin quoted in article on “unretirement”:
“Don’t Buy Into the Retirement Gloom”
Time – Online – June 5, 2014
Joel Moses talks about the history of computer science at MIT:
“MIT Commemorates 50 Years of Computing” (includes audio)
WGBH – On Campus blog – May 28, 2014
A look at MIT AgeLab’s AGNES (Age Gain Now Empathy System) suit:
“Meet Agnes, the ageing empathy suit at MIT” (video)
BBC News Online/Interactive – May 29, 2014
Sandy Pentland mentioned in article about social networking:
“What's Next in Social Networking? Meaningful Simplicity”
The Huffington Post – May 29, 2014
Steven Eppinger quoted in article about parts commonality and recent General Motors recalls:
“Parts Commonality Can Make for Big Recall Headaches”
Design News - Electronic News & Comment blog – May 20, 2014
Lawrence Bacow talks about potential impacts of technology on higher education:
(Bacow spoke about this topic at the 2013 Charles L. Miller Lecture)
“Will EdX Save GenX from Rising College Costs?”
The Huffington Post – May 29, 2014
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan announced today the appointment of Professor Munther Dahleh to the William A. Coolidge Professorship at MIT. Read more here.
Jarrod Goentzel was the 104th commencement speaker for Tabor College. His commencement speech was titled, “What will be your profession?” Read more here: “Tabor graduates largest senior class” (Hillsboro Free Press – May 20, 2014).
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Dava Newman models her BioSuit—a
sleek spacesuit that relies on mechanical
counter-pressure instead of using gas
pressurization—on Henry Moore's sculpture
'Reclining Figure' on the MIT campus.
photo courtesy of Donna