Calendar of Events
Five books by ESD faculty were among the top twenty bestsellers in the MIT Press Bookstore during the 2012-2013 academic year. These included all four books in the MIT Press Engineering Systems book series. Engineering Systems: Meeting Human Needs in a Complex Technological World was the number one bestselling book. Professor Yossi Sheffi’s book Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth (watch book trailer) was the third-bestselling book at the bookstore.
ESD PhD student Alexandre Jacquillat is the winner of the 2013 Anna Valicek Award for Best Student Paper of AGIFORS (Airline Group of the International Federation of Operations Research Societies). The winner receives the Silver Anna Valicek Medal and a $2,500 award. The title of the paper is "Dynamic Control of Runway Configurations and Arrival and Departure Service Rates at JFK Airport under Stochastic Queue Conditions.” You can read the paper in the ESD Working Paper Series.
David Simchi-Levi quoted in article about the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation’s Sept. 17 conference: “Chairman of McEwen Mining to speak at MIT big data conference”
MIT News – August 27, 2013
Also, Simchi-Levi quoted in this article: “Seven key factors short-circuit supply-chain risks” CGMA Magazine – August 21, 2013
César Hidalgo talks about Immersion, a program he designed that looks at the volume and frequency of email traffic: “How A Look At Your Gmail Reveals The Power Of Metadata” (text and audio)
WNYC – August 23, 2013
Article about MIT faculty, including Dan Frey and Maria Yang, who were honored at the recent ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC): “Three from MIT receive AMSE awards”
MIT News – August 27, 2013
Michael Cusumano quoted in story about Microsoft’s plan to replace Steven Ballmer as its chief executive: “Questions for Microsoft as It Nears a Crossroad”
Article about Prof. John Leonard and the Ford/MIT Alliance, now in its 15th year: “MIT, Ford: Road Worries”
The New York Times – August 23, 2013
Boston Herald – August 17, 2013
Research by Maria Yang featured in MIT News article: “Targeting product design for the developing world” – August 11, 2013
(featured as the spotlight on the MIT homepage)
Read paper here.
Chris Caplice interviewed for Supply Chain Digest's Supply Chain Video News: “Chris Caplice on Potential Change in US Logistics Paradigm” (segment begins at the 3:15 mark)
Supply Chain Digest – Supply Chain Video News – August 19, 2013
Coverage of research by Afreen Siddiqi, ESD research scientist:
“Large-scale irrigation: Understanding energy-water-food connections”
MIT News – August 19, 2013
Article on MIT AgeLab research on how drivers react to new vehicle technology, including semiautonomous systems:
“Paving the way to self-driving vehicles: New features help today's aging drivers”
Automotive News - August 19, 2013
John Hansman quoted in articles about the proposed Hyperloop transportation system: “Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop just a pipe dream?”
BBC News Online/Interactive – August 13, 2013
“Wolverton: Elon Musk's Hyperloop hype ignores practical problems”
San Jose Mercury News – Online – August 13, 2013
SDM program featured in the current edition of Diversity/Careers:
“MIT’s SDM program offers a unique mid-career education”
Diversity/Careers – August/September 2013
(View the article on the website and/or in the magazine (begins on page 79).)
Noelle Selin is co-PI on the project, “Managing Impacts of Global Transport of Atmosphere-Surface Exchangeable Pollutants in the Context of Global Change.” This project is funded by a new grant from the National Science Foundation. The role at MIT will be to conduct integrated assessments of mercury and other toxic pollutants, tracking toxic pollutants from emissions to impacts, both globally and with a focus on the Great Lakes. (The project is led by Michigan Technological University.) Read more here.
The 7th Annual MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Symposium (CDOIQ) from July 17-19 brought together practitioners, vendors, and academicians to discuss information quality. The event was co-sponsored by the MIT Information Quality (MITIQ) and the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC). Read more on the SSRC website. Media company SiliconANGLE with open source Wikibon streamed live coverage, and MITIQ Director Rich Wang and Prof. Stuart Madnick were among those interviewed. Click here for event interviews.
On Thursday, August 7, 2013, the Supply Chain Management Class of 2014 began the first day of their 10-month master’s program, starting with a month-long series of orientations, workshops, lectures, classes, corporate presentations, and interaction exercises. The Class of 2014 is made up of 38 students and 3 military fellows from 15 countries and of whom 25% are female.
The Zaragoza Logistics Center, member of the MIT Global SCALE Network, has released a new video which features their recent 2013 ZLOG class, which can be viewed here.
Alex Pentland quoted in article on the work of the United Nations Global Pulse team: “Searching Big Data for ‘Digital Smoke Signals’”
The New York Times – August 7, 2013
Read older news articles here.
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