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2010 News Archives

Article in CNNMoney cites a CTL white paper - December 27, 2010

Yossi Sheffi comments on air cargo screening and recent weather-related air travel delays: The Washington Post – December 27, 2010; WBUR – December 27, 2010; CNN: Anderson Cooper 360 – December 29, 2010; CNN: The Situation Room - December 29, 2010

Richard Larson talks about the science of standing in line: The Boston Globe - December 23, 2010

John Sterman’s climate change research referenced: Climate Progress - December 20, 2010

Article on space airbag project of Aero/Astro graduate student Sydney Do and thesis advisor Olivier de Weck: The Future of Things – December 11, 2010

Yossi Sheffi quoted in Washington Post article about airport security: December 17, 2010

The Atlantic covers this year's 2.009 product design course at MIT, which is taught by David Wallace

John Williams quoted in article about the University of Wales: Western Mail & WalesOnline – December 15, 2010

David Geltner quoted in an article on graduate degrees in real estate: The New York Times – December 14, 2010

John Hansman is featured on a NECN news segment, in which security questions are raised after the death of a teen who stowed away on a Boston-bound plane: NECN – December 10, 2010

The Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) features its lean enterprise product development work in the new December issue of LAI Research Highlights.

Nancy Leveson quoted in Wall Street Journal article on the recent history of offshore drilling and how the industry's safety record has declined - December 8, 2010

David Wallace, course creator and lead instructor of 2.009, mentioned in article about the recent final presentations: MIT News - December 8, 2010

New National Wildlife Federation report on offshore wind mentions report co-authored by ESD PhD student Katherine Dykes, “U.S Offshore Wind Energy: A Path Forward.”

Opinion piece on the entrepreneurial environment of MIT by TPP student/LAI research assistant Ariadne Smith: The Tech – December 10, 2010

ESD launches new undergrad course ESD.00 in the spring: This new (spring 2011) undergrad course will combine the introduction of fundamental engineering systems concepts and methods with real-world projects related to critical contemporary issues. Complete details are on the course’s newly-launched Stellar site.

ITS International interviews Joseph Sussman about the state of intelligent transport systems in America: ITS International – November 26, 2010

Yossi Sheffi talks about airport security on public radio show Radio Times (WHYY) - November 24, 2010 (Prof. Sheffi is the final guest of the broadcast and is introduced with approximately 16:50 left in the time counter)

Son of Ursula Burns (ESD Visiting Committee member slated to be the 2011 MIT Commencement speaker) describes her enthusiasm for MIT as being sparked by ESD: The Tech - November 30, 2010

Dava Newman and grad student Allie Anderson featured in video (CNN "Big I" segment) - November 19, 2010; Project also covered here in DiscoveryNews – December 1, 2010

Ernest Moniz quoted in an article on a new report outlining a strategy for clean energy technology: Scientific American – November 30, 2010

The C-ROADS model, developed jointly by Climate Interactive and John Sterman, is one of the models used in the new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, issued on November 23, on "The Emissions Gap." (This report is getting wide media coverage.)   View the report here. Also, John Sterman and climate modeling are mentioned in the Daily Kos blog (November 23, 2010)

Richard Larson talks about “line cutters” in time for the holiday shopping season: CNN - November 25, 2010

John Hansman quoted in an article in which officials speculate about whether a teen's death was the result of a fall from a plane: Boston Globe (originally ran in AP) – November 23, 2010

Press release about research from The Hartford and MIT AgeLab: (via BusinessWire) - December 3, 2010

Joseph Coughlin talks to MIT News about aging and driving: "3 Questions" feature - November 18, 2010

Article cites Center for Transportation and Logistics study: Network World - November 15, 2010

Yossi Sheffi to be awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Zaragoza, Spain on February 11, 2011: Following 18 months of deliberations by faculty of the University of Zaragoza—with testimonies from the University's Research Institute, the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), the Department of Design and Manufacturing Engineering, the University of Zaragoza Doctoral Committee, and the Advisory Board—the Rector of the University of Zaragoza announced on October 27, 2010 that the University will award the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to Professor Yossi Sheffi. The ceremony is scheduled for February 11, 2011 at the University of Zaragoza’s Paraninfo Building, where all major formal ceremonies involving the Government of Aragon and the University of Zaragoza take place.

Second Annual MIT Portugal Conference brings together students, researchers, industry leaders: Read about the conference (held September 28, 2010 at the University of Porto) and view proceedings here.

Watch new ESD video: A new 7-minute video offers a glimpse into the mission and activities of ESD. The video was shown to the ESD Visiting Committee this week, and you can watch it online here.

Extensive press coverage of the recent MIT//Ford research included these selected clips: MIT News Office – November 5, 2010 (Homepage spotlight on 11/8; listed as one of the most viewed and most e-mailed recent news items); The New York Times – November 9, 2010; – November 9, 2010; Eagle-Tribune - November 6, 2010; Also, an article about AGNES: Bloomberg – November 11, 2010

Coverage of David Simchi-Levi’s research into how companies can greenhouse-gas emissions: MIT News Office - November 8, 2010 (Featured news item on MIT News page on 11/8; listed as one of the most viewed and most e-mailed recent news items); MIT News article also picked up in R&D Magazine and; Also, story on - November 9, 2010

John Hansman talks about the Qantas A380 engine blowout: MIT News - November 12, 2010

Missy Cummings mentioned in an article on small flying robots: NetworkWorld - November 11, 2010

Seth Lloyd quoted in an article on bomb-sniffing worms and dogs: Gather (Technology section) – November 8, 2010

"Executive Vision" (CNBC) episode featuring Yossi Sheffi now available online; watch full video

Yossi Sheffi talks about air cargo security: The New York Times (also in the International Herald Tribune) - Nov. 1, 2010; The Takeaway (public radio show) - Nov. 2, 2010; To the Point (public radio show from KCRW) - Nov. 2, 2010; Bloomberg TV - Nov. 4, 2010 (watch on Bloomberg's YouTube channel or the Washington Post website)

Missy Cummings and Humans and Automation Lab featured in The Wall Street Journal - November 3, 2010

Selected coverage of AgeLab/Ford work on decreasing driver stress: - Nov. 4, 2010; Autopia blog – Nov. 4, 2010; The Detroit Bureau - Nov. 4, 2010; Also, AgeLab is mentioned in a USA Today article on driving and aging - Nov. 4, 2010

Dava Newman quoted in articles on gravity suits in space: BBC News - Nov. 3, 2010; - Nov. 4, 2010

Article about BLOSSOMS by Richard Larson: OR/MS Today – October 2010

David Geltner quoted on commercial real estate prices Real Estate Channel – Nov. 2, 2010; – Nov. 5, 2010

Stuart Madnick quoted in article about PayPal outage: – November 10, 2010

Steven Spear writes about the importance of discovery in the design of complex systems: Xconomy – Sept. 22, 2010; Lean Management Journal (subscription required to view article; click here for trial subscription)

Yossi Sheffi on upcoming broadcast of CNBC series “Executive Vision”
Episode premieres in the U.S. on Nov. 1 at 8pm ET; available online after broadcast (October 28, 2010)

Center for Transportation & Logistics research in Colombia, specifically on the Bazurto market in Cartagena, is highlighted: MIT News - October 25, 2010 (This was the MIT homepage spotlight on Oct. 25)

Opinion piece by Joseph Coughlin on adapting transportation for an aging population: The New York Times (Room for Debate blog) – October 19, 2010

Richard Larson mentioned as speaking about BLOSSOMS at the recent MIT-Haiti symposium: MIT News - October 27, 2010

Cynthia Barnhart quoted in article about flight delays: The Washington Post - October 18, 2010

David Geltner quoted in article on office buildings in New York and D.C.: Crain’s New York Business – October 17, 2010

Jhonatan Rotberg received an award from the Discovery Channel and Quo science magazine (Mexico) for his work at NextLab. The "Quo+Discovery Minds” nationwide search honors the most innovative ideas and projects developed by Mexican citizens in the last 10 years. (There were 10 winners nationwide in 10 different categories.)   For his work at NextLab, Rotberg was named the winner in the "Future Mind" category, which is about ideas/projects that best prospect future trends and taking action to leverage them for the benefit of society.  Awards were given by Mexico's First Lady, Margarita Zavala. Media coverage will be available soon.Click here for a look at the winners (in Spanish).

Article about urban logistics mentions lecture of John Sterman: Vancouver Sun – October 19, 2010

Eric von Hippel’s research in consumer innovation mentioned in Financial Times – October 15, 2010

Profile of Jhonatan Rotberg as winner of award from Discovery Channel and Quo science magazine: CNN Mexico -  October 16, 2010 (in Spanish)

Nancy Leveson has returned from Washington D.C., where she testified to the Presidential Oil Spill Commission, making recommendations to prevent another disaster like the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Dava Newman talks about improving the design of astronauts’ gloves: MIT News (October 13, 2010); R&D Magazine;

AgeLab research engineer Bryan Reimer featured in NECN piece on work with Ford to reduce driving stress: NECN - October 12, 2010

David Geltner quoted in article about commercial real estate trends: Bloomberg - October 12, 2010

Article about Eric von Hippel’s research on the innovation of consumers: The Atlantic – October 12, 2010

Eric von Hippel quoted in an article on using crowdsourcing with scientific research: The Boston Globe - October 4, 2010

MIT News article on ESD PhD graduate Chintan Vaishnav's research in telecom regulation - October 6, 2010

Deborah Nightingale has been appointed director of the Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development (CTPID). Read more. Also, Prof. Nightingale recently keynoted the launch of CEAGA's Corporate University in Vigo, Spain. Her address focused on lean enterprise thinking. Read more on the Lean Advancement Initiative website.

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality recently announced a 3-year award to develop a scalable national network to support comparative effectiveness research. The grant was awarded to a consortium led by the University of California San Diego. ESD lecturer David Hartzband will be Technology Project Leader for the development & deployment of the actual network and the software that supports security, privacy & information sharing among participating sites (including Brigham & Women's Hospital, UCSD Medical Center & the Tennessee Valley VA Health Center).

Article about genome sequencing research of ESD PhD and LGO alum Rob Nicol:
Bio-IT World – September 16, 2010

Nancy Leveson quoted in article about MIT symposium on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: MIT News - September 30, 2010

Richard Larson on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” to talk about queue theory – September 25, 2010

MIT News story on Sana, a project that grew out of NextLab (which now resides in CTL) - September 27, 2010

ESD PhD student Katherine Dykes quoted in article about wind turbine study to be done with the MIT-Bates lab in Middleton: Tri-Town Transcript – September 30, 2010

ESD PhD student Sahar Hashmi (also SDM ’09) is featured in News @ MIT Sloan -
September 27, 2010

The Center for Biomedical Innovation (CBI) awards 4 MIT researchers grants through the sanofi-aventis Biomedical Innovation Award Program. Read more.

Cynthia Barnhart appointed acting dean of the School of Engineering: MIT News - September 21, 2010

New England Center student Ji Hyun (MIT PhD ’08) and co-authors Zhi-Hong Mao, Louis Tijerina, Tom Pilutti, Joseph F. Coughlin and Eric Feron won the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society (SMCS) Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award for their article, “Detection of driver fatigue caused by sleep deprivation”. The awards ceremony will be part of the SMC 2010 Conference in Istanbul, Turkey held October 10. Read more here.

Recent study by Yossi Sheffi and Vinod Singhal (Georgia Tech) mentioned in IndustryWeek - September 22, 2010

Steven Eppinger quoted in an article on the new Chevy Volt batteries: Design News – September 20, 2010

More coverage of new MIT study on nuclear energy; Ernie Moniz quoted: - News – September 21, 2010; Scientific American – September 18, 2010; The Christian Science Monitor – September 17, 2010; World Nuclear News – September 20, 2010; The New York Times (piece originally on ClimateWire) – September 17, 2010

Fred Moavenzadeh quoted in story on Masdar Institute: The National Newspaper – September 18, 2010

Coverage on new nuclear power study, headed by Ernest Moniz (as well as Mujid Kazimi, director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems): Bloomberg; BusinessWeek; USA Today’s “Green House” blog; Nature’s “The Great Beyond” blog;

Chronicle of Higher Education profiles the MIT Portugal Program - September 12, 2010

Nancy Leveson quoted in coverage of gulf oil spill report and hearings: Houston Chronicle - September 8, 2010; (via – September 8, 2010; FuelFix - September 7, 2010; Prof. Leveson also recently gave a testimony for the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement on Deepwater Horizon.

Dava Newman on the hazards of current space suit gloves: National Geographic - September 13, 2010; Discovery Magazine blog – September 12, 2010

Richard Larson quoted in Popular Mechanics article on customer waiting lines - September 16, 2010

Edward Crawley to present talks on report from U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans Committee: press release

Opinion piece by Thomas Kochan on creating jobs: Los Angeles Times – September 6, 2010

NASA airbag project of graduate student Sydney Do (Aero/Astro) and thesis advisor Olivier de Weck: MSNBC - September 7, 2010; – September 3, 2010


David Broniatowski’s ESD PhD dissertation “A Method for Analysis of Expert Committee Decision-Making Applied to FDA Medical Device Panels” described and linked in the IEEE inside Signal Processing eNewsletter.

The Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT) has announced the six projects selected to receive funding totaling 1.2M Euros in the 2009 FCT open call for research and development projects in the framework of the MIT Portugal Program. Five of the six are from ESD faculty or research staff. Read more.

The Discrete Element Scientific Committee has given Professor John Williams an award for "Pioneering Work and Outstanding Scientific Contributions in the Field of Mechanics of Discontinua.”

Richard Larson talks about the science of standing in line: "The Callie Crossley Show” on WGBH 89.7 – August 24, 2010 (last 15 minutes of the one-hour broadcast)

AgeLab's Age Gain Now Empathy System (AGNES) featured on NPR - August 29, 2010 (article and audio)

Nancy Leveson quoted in article about electronic health records: HealthData Management newsletter – August 1, 2010

Coverage of research paper by Kenneth Huang (TPP ‘03, ESD PhD in Technology, Management & Policy ‘06) (Read the paper: Huang, K.G. (2010) “China’s Innovation Landscape” Science, 329(5992): 632-633) CNBC - August 16, 2010; Reuters (UK) - August 5, 2010; China Daily - August 14, 2010

David Geltner quoted in article about commercial real estate
“Last call for cheap commercial property deals?”
The Dallas Morning News – September 3, 2010

Professor Richard Larson has received an IBM Faculty Award. IBM grants these cash awards annually to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development and services organizations. Read more about this award here.

Roberto Perez-Franco (M.Eng. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management '04; ESD PhD '10) has been selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Panama, in the area of Academic Achievements, by the Junior Chamber International. (Only one of the ten awards is given in the academic area.) There will be a ceremony in Panama on September 27th.

AgeLab featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Joe Coughlin and Oli de Weck interviewed: August 23, 2010

Coverage of seed inspired air-bag system, work of Aero/Astro graduate student Sydney Do and thesis advisor Prof. de Weck: MIT News - August 26, 2010; R&D Magazine – August 26, 2010

SDM student Daniel Wallance is one of the recipients of this year’s Xerox Fellowship. His thesis advisor is Qi Van Eikema Hommes. Read more about the Xerox Fellowship here.

LAI will provide a private industry and academic perspective to the development of the Department of Defense’s Strategic Management Plan (SMP) and will assist in updating the OSD’s performance management systems. Read more.

The USAEE/IAEE and the Dennis J. O'Brien Best Paper Awards committee selected Valerie Karplus’ paper, submitted for the 29th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, for a student paper award. In addition to receiving this award, Karplus (an ESD PhD student) is one of the four recipients eligible to compete for the "Best Paper Award" at a special conference session.

ESD PhD student Danielle Wood was among those honored at a recent NASA conference that brought together NASA’s Information Technology community. She received an award that "recognizes undergraduate/graduate students for their use of technology in inspiring the K-12 and peer community through NASA-related outreach activities and educational interactions." Read more.

Stevens Institute of Technology has awarded a $7,500 prize to an LAI student team that designed one of two winning entries in its 2010 Experience Accelerator Design Competition. The LAI team, which included MIT students John Hess, Ivan Dimitrov, and Nathan Perkins, designed the winning entry, Healthcare Reborn. Read more.

LAI and MIT Collaborative Initiatives (CI) are partnering with the U.S. Military Health System (MHS), with collaboration from the U.S. Armed Services, to better manage PTSD and related disorders throughout the military enterprise. Read more.

Journal of Enterprise Transformation, edited by Prof. Debbie Nightingale and Dr. Ricardo Valerdi, has issued a call for papers on enterprise modeling.
More info.

Jarrod Goentzel on New Hampshire Public Radio show about wind power:
The Exchange (NHPR) – August 18, 2010

Steven Spear authors an article on Toyota: Quality Magazine – August 13, 2010

S-Lab included in feature on best online courses (John Sterman co-teaches this, along with Rick Locke and Sarah Slaughter of MIT Sloan) : Wall Street Journal Smart Money Blog – (originally posted in April 2009)

Chronicle of Higher Education feature on Fred Moavenzadeh and the Masdar Institute - August 2, 2010

Article about NextLab in Expansión magazine (Mexican publication) - August 6, 2010 (in Spanish)

Joseph Coughlin writes a blog piece on innovations for an aging population: Guest Blog – August 6, 2010      

Ernest Moniz quoted in an article on renewable resources: The National - July 31, 2010

David Geltner quoted in article about MIT Center for Real Estate report: - August 5, 2010

Joao Castro and Jaemin Song have successfully defended their dissertations.
Joao's dissertation title is: ”Individuals in Product Development - Interactions with Teams and Products” (Supervisor: W. Seering; Committee members: E. Rebentisch, C. Magee, A. MacCormack)
Jaemin's dissertation title is: "The Road to the Successful Clean Development Mechanism: Lessons from the Past" (Chair: D. Marks; Supervisor: J. Reilly; Committee: D. Ellerman, I. Sue Wing)

MG Gregg F. Martin (TPP ’88, CEE PhD ’92) has been named Commandant of the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA. (Martin’s PhD was an interdepartmental degree in Construction Engineering Management & Public Policy; Professor Fred Moavenzadeh was chair of his thesis committee.)

David Geltner quoted in article about MIT Commercial Property Price Index: Eurasia Review - August 4, 2010

Jim Utterback’s book The Dynamics of Innovation mentioned in article about Canada’s ice industry: CTV News – August 4, 2010

Technology and Policy Program (TPP) graduate student Max Parness has been selected as a Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. This year, the Switzer Foundation awarded 21 fellowships for emerging environmental leaders who are pursuing graduate degrees and are dedicated to positive environmental change in their careers. Read news item.

Eric Von Hippel is quoted in an article on Massachusetts' Right to Repair bill: The Boston Globe - July 27, 2010

MIT News item about MIT Portugal research: MIT News - July 26, 2010

ESD PhD student Lynette Cheah successfully defended her dissertation, titled: "Cars on a Diet: The Material and Energy Impacts of Passenger Vehicle Weight Reduction in the U.S." Supervisor: J. Heywood
Committee: R. Kirchain, W. Seering

Seth Lloyd talks about quantum teleportation and time travel: Technology Review (physics blog) - July 19, 2010; ScienceNews - July 20, 2010; Telegraph – July 22, 2010

Missy Cummings featured in recent Boston Metro: Boston Metro - July 13, 2010

The 2010 MIT SDM Conference on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges will be October 21-22, 2010, at MIT. The conference will address complexity and innovation in energy, sustainability, health care, and service systems and will include talks by a number of ESD faculty members.

Committee on Cost Growth in NASA Earth and Space Science Missions (Olivier de Weck is a member of this committee): – July 13, 2010;
Reuters – July 13, 2010

Letter to Congress from Columbia Accident Investigation Board members, including Sheila Widnall: USAToday ScienceFair blog – July 12, 2010

Feature on Fred Moavenzadeh, appointed as Masdar Institute of Science and Technology's president: – July 11, 2010

Michael Cusumano quoted in an article on Apple: – July 14, 2010

Tom Allen’s research about information flows in office spaces cited in article:
London Evening Standard – July 12, 2010

Steven Spear a guest "The Lean Nation" (radio show): AM 790 (Providence, RI) – June 28, 2010

Articles on new MIT natural gas report (Ernest Moniz quoted): IEEE Spectrum - June 30, 2010; Nature - June 26, 2010; The Christian Science Monitor - June 25, 2010; Clean Skies (video) - June 27, 2010; - June 25, 2010; Green Car Congress - June 26, 2010; - June 25, 2010

AgeLab coverage: The Wall Street Journal - June 26, 2010 (subscription only); - July 1, 2010

Technology Review article about Missy Cummings - July/August 2010

Michael Cusumano quoted in an article on tech industry demand: NPR (via Associated Press) - July 5, 2010

Marta Gonzalez’s research following people over the course of a day via their cell phones mentioned in
Sciencearticle - July 4, 2010

AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America: MIT News item - June 30, 2010

Fred Moavenzadeh appointed President of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology: MIT News item - June 29, 2010

Article by Senior Lecturer Steven Spear on healthcare systems: CRICO/RMF Forum - March 2010

Results of new MIT study on natural gas; research team led by Ernest Moniz:
MIT News Office – June 25, 2010; The New York Times - June 24, 2010 ; The New York Times (via ClimateWire) – June 25, 2010

Stuart Madnick quoted in recent ON magazine sustainability edition (see p. 40) - 2010 Issue No. 1

New York Times column mentions Richard Larson’s queue research - June 25, 2010

Article about MIT Portugal Program (written by recent TPP graduate): The Chronicle of Higher Education – June 24, 2010

Yossi Sheffi quoted on the Gulf oil spill and the importance of safety systems: The Washington Post - June 17, 2010

Article by Chris Caplice on economies of scope in trucking: Journal of Commerce – June 14, 2010

Ken Oye quoted in Sustainable Industries article: Sustainable Industries – June 17, 2010

Missy Cummings quoted in aviation blog: Flying Lessons (blog of New York Times writer Christine Negroni) – June 15, 2010

Tom Kochan quoted on the recent Spirit Airlines strike: Financial Times – June 17, 2010

BusinessWeek features “promising social entrepreneurs,” including SDM & TPP student Alex Shih - June 8, 2010

Noelle Selin talks about mercury policy: MIT News Office - June 7, 2010; - June 7, 2010

ESD congratulates the most recent recipients of best thesis awards in its academic programs.

Announcement about new ISCTE-IUL MIT Portugal Competition

Don Lessard quoted in article about BP professional education programs and MIT: Boston Business Journal - June 11, 2010

ESD congratulates its 2009-2010 graduates

2010 ESD summer reading list available online

News from the Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI):
LAI Student Recognized with MIT Teaching Award
LAI Student Team Selected for Design Playoffs
LAI Researcher Honored for Advisory Excellence

Thomas Kochan quoted in article on debate over Boston firefighters’ contract: The Boston Globe – June 3, 2010

Seth Lloyd quoted in an article on quantum entanglement: Scientific American – June 3, 2010

Nancy Leveson interviewed by KCBS radio (San Francisco) on the Gulf oil crisis
Part of live broadcast on June 1, 2010 - (audio clip not available)

Ernie Moniz and John Williams mentioned in news item about new Nuclear Energy Innovation Hub: MIT News – June 4, 2010

Anita K. Jones (ESD Visiting Committee member) elected a term member of the MIT Corporation: MIT News Office – June 4, 2010

MIT CTL & Aragon Government Launch New 10-Year Agreement - May 28, 2010

Sanofi-aventis Establishes Strategic Alliance with MIT’s Center for Biomedical Innovation - May 26, 2010

Financial Times article about Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) - May 16, 2010

Edgar Blanco presented a talk at TEDxCambridge on food supply chains (Video will be released on the TedxCambridge website within a couple of weeks.)

Yossi Sheffi quoted in article about risk management: Wall Street Journal - May 10, 2010
(part of a series about supply-chain management, sponsored by Zurich Financial Services)

Fast Company names Joe Coughlin one of “The 10 Most Creative People on Twitter” - May 20, 2010

Article about Steven Eppinger and Warren Seering’s Product Design and Development class: MIT News - May 19, 2010: also picked up on – May 19, 2010

Boston Globe article mentions Thomas Kochan’s analysis of the Boston Fire Department contract - May 19, 2010

Article on MIT News about LINC and upcoming conference: MIT News - May 19, 2010

Adama Soro (SDM ’09) talks about his thesis and how it relates to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: MIT News - May 17, 2010; also on SDM website

Gordon Leadership Program graduates its first class: MIT News - May 17, 2010

Announcement about Environment Research Council: MIT News - May 20, 2010
(John Sterman now a member of the ERC; Ernest Moniz on the Energy and Environmental Board)

Thomas Kochan to review Boston Fire Department contract: WBUR (May 11, 2010); Boston Herald (May 11, 2010)

David Mindell and Dava Newman quoted in MIT News article about NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s visit to MIT: MIT News - May 12, 2010

Masdar Institute to host public lecture on clean energy by Ernie Moniz

Several ESD students were recognized at the recent “Graduate Women of Excellence” event, including: Lynette Cheah (ESD PhD program), Rhonda Jordan (ESD PhD program), Sherrica Newsome (TPP), Danielle Wood (ESD PhD program), and Carrie Stalder (SDM program).

NextLab mobile technology projects to be exhibited at Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Triennial - May 7, 2010

Educators from around the world to convene at Fifth International LINC Conference - May 7, 2010

Olivier de Weck wins Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising - May 7, 2010

Three ESD staff members awarded School of Engineering Infinite Mile Excellence Awards - May 5, 2010

MIT News article on research of John Williams and colleagues: MIT News Office - April 26, 2010

Yossi Sheffi quoted in article about resiliency for supply chains: Managing Automation Magazine - April 1, 2010

Edgar Blanco interviewed about sustainable supply chains for Sloan Management Review - April 20, 2010

CTL senior research director Bruce Arntzen discusses initial findings from a risk management survey: Harvard Business Review blogs - April 27, 2010

MIT Institute Professor Sheila Widnall named to Toyota North American Quality Advisory Panel: MIT News Office - April 29, 2010; Bloomberg - April 30, 2010

Next Lab’s SANA (formerly Moca) recognized at the Global Philanthropy Forum: press release on CTL website - April 27, 2010

MIT Portugal collaborators awarded a grant from the Volvo Research and Education Foundation (VREF) for a Center of Excellence on Bus Rapid Transit: MIT News - April 28, 2010; MIT Portugal website - April 21, 2010

John Sterman speaks at IBM’s Almaden Institute 2010 conference (video): Building a Smarter Planet blog - April 29, 2010

Marta Gonzalez on Modeling Human Mobility (video): MIT News Office - April 29, 2010 (Presented by Transportation@MIT and MIT World)

Donald Rosenfield honored with Joseph A. Martore Excellence in Teaching Award - April 30, 2010

LGO/MIT Sloan Women Place First in MBA Case Competition: LGO website - April 21, 2009

Jarrod Goentzel and Edgar Blanco quoted in article on humanitarian supply chains: WIRED - April 19, 2010

New York Times article about Masdar Institute for Science & Technology; Fred Moavenzadeh quoted - April 21, 2010

Steven Eppinger quoted in an article on creating new models for product development: IndustryWeek - April 21, 2010

Daniel Hastings and Cynthia Barnhart quoted in MIT News article about new 16-ENG degree

Ed Crawley quoted in coverage about Obama’s plan for NASA: The New York Times - April 13, 2010; The Boston Globe (via AP) - April 16, 2010; Discover Magazine blog - April 22, 2010

Three from ESD to receive School of Engineering Infinite Mile Awards

ESD Visiting Committee member John Reed nominated to chair MIT Corporation

ESD PhD student Valerie Karplus has been awarded an EPA STAR Fellowship, which will support her PhD research for up to 3 years.

The Center for Biomedical Innovation’s Biomanufacturing Research Program (BioMAN) was awarded a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to examine the effect of globalization on regulatory compliance for biopharmaceutical product manufacturing, the behavior of manufacturing firms in this environment, and the impact of FDA policy on biopharmaceutical manufacturing regulatory performance.

Missy Cummings profiled by MIT News Office - April 5, 2010; also, coverage on

ESD PhD students Valerie Karplus and Don MacKenzie mentioned in article about a new MIT report on policies to reduce vehicle emissions: MIT News - April 1, 2010

Ed Crawley quoted in article about NASA’s possible new plans: MSNBC - April 7, 2010

Joe Sussman interviewed on for its “The Future in Motion” series - March 31, 2010. Read more here. Click on “The Future in Motion” to go to video clips.

Joe Coughlin quoted in an article on demands on Social Security and Medicare: BusinessWeek – March 29, 2010

Xconomy article about NextLab and mobile technologies in the developing world - March 31, 2010

Charles Fine quoted in MIT News article about recent manufacturing forum - March 31, 2010

ESD PhD student Danielle Wood selected to receive the MIT Entrepreneurship Center’s 2010 Carroll Wilson Award

MIT Learning International Network Consortium (LINC) conference (May 23-26 at MIT); details and registration available on the LINC website.

Ernest Moniz quoted in New York Times article about MIT and energy research - March 23, 2010

Thomas Kochan quoted in Los Angeles Times article about the role of big corporations in economic recovery - March 24, 2010

Charles Fine talks about value chain design: - March 25, 2010

Nicholas Ashford quoted in article about distracted driving: - March 17, 2010

BLOSSOMS II to launch in Jordan - March 22, 2010

New (Spring 2010) SDM Pulse newsletter available online

Chris Caplice talks about how carriers and shippers can mitigate the cost of fuel surcharges: Supply Chain Quarterly - March 10, 2010

Fred Moavenzadeh interviewed in New York Times story about Masdar - March 17, 2010

Dava Newman profiled as part of Mass High Tech’s “Women to Watch” feature - March 17, 2010

News releases from MIT Portugal:  “Student Researching High-Speed Rail in Portugal Heading to World Bank” – March 15, 2010; “Updates Announced for Critical Challenge Autonomous Competition” - March 12, 2010

ESD PhD student Regina Clewlow accepted to the IIASA's Young Scientists Summer Program.

John Hansman quoted in article about air traffic at JFK International Airport - March 10, 2010

Eric von Hippel quoted in coverage of Apple’s lawsuit of HTC (mobile handset maker): The New York Times - Bits blog - March 2, 2010; Fortune - Brainstorm Tech blog - March 3, 2010; Slashgear - March 3, 2010

Ed Crawley quoted in New York Times article on the future of NASA (February 23, 2010)

Steven Spear discusses Toyota recall: Bloomberg Television (video) - February 24, 2010; The Boston Globe - February 25, 2010; Harvard Business Review blog

MIT Portugal research featured on Falar Global (“Global Talk”) on Portuguese network SIC

Professor Cynthia Barnhart and Arthur Gelb (chair of ESD visiting committee) elected to National Academy of Engineering (MIT Tech - February 19, 2010)

Joseph Sussman reappointed Chair of U.S. Department of Transportation ITS Program Advisory Committee

John Sterman and climate modeling: The Guardian - February 12, 2010; The Jakarta Post - February 16, 2010

ESD PhD student Lara Pierpoint quoted in article about the MIT Washington Office (MIT Tech - February 16, 2010)

John Hansman quoted in USA Today article about airline delays - February 16, 2010

Michael Cusumano talks about Toyota recall: The New York Times - February 14, 2010

Steven Spear talks about Toyota recall: TIME - February 4, 2010; MIT News - February 10, 2010; The Globe and Mail - February 5, 2010; US News & World Report - February 9, 2010; Bloomberg (video) - February 3, 2010

David Mindell talks to MIT News about President Obama’s NASA proposal (February 5, 2010); also, The Boston Globe (February 8, 2010)

Richard de Neufville’s research on airport privatization quoted: Atlanta Journal Constitution (also picked up by – February 8, 2010

Ed Crawley quoted in article about space policy: The New York Times (via Associated Press) – February 1, 2010

CRT research by Randy Kirchain and colleagues: MIT News Office (February 2, 2010)

Steven Eppinger quoted in Design News article about Toyota recall (January 28, 2010)

MIT and Singapore University of Technology & Design partnership (a number of ESD faculty involved): MIT News Office - January 29, 2010; AsiaOne - January 28, 2010; The Business Times - January 26, 2010; StraitsTimes - January 25, 2010; Channel News Asia – January 25, 2010)

Several ESD faculty members at World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos: MIT News article

Prof. Moniz named to Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future: MIT News article

Dava Newman featured in “The Secret Life of Scientists” (a web-exclusive series from NOVA) - January 8, 2010

Mort Webster selected to receive grant in Department of Energy’s new Early Career Research Program; full DOE press release

Joseph Coughlin quoted in Boston Globe article about new technologies in cars (January 17, 2010)

Mass High Tech names Dava Newman among "Women to Watch" - Also, Prof. Newman's recent talk on humans in space, part of MIT Museum’s “Soap Box” series, is now on MIT World.

Thomas Kochan quoted in story on U.S. progress with diversity in the workplace:
NPR Broadcast – January 10, 2010

Michael Cusumano quoted in article on Google's move against China: Wall Street Journal Digits blog – January 14, 2010

LGO ’97 Denise C. Johnson Named VP of Labor Relations at GM (item on LGO website)

Sheila Widnall named an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Honorary Fellow (MIT News Office)

Richard Larson talks about queue rage: Torstar News Service - December 29, 2009

Donna Rhodes quoted in article about careers in systems engineering: Diversity Careers – December 2009/January 2010

Nicolas Ashford (Director, Technology and Law Program) quoted in stories about Internet displays in cars: The New York Times - January 6, 2010; CNBC - January 7, 2010; ABC News - January 7, 2010; Talk of the Nation (NPR) - January 11, 2010

AgeLab coverage, including working with Ford to reduce driving stress: USA Today's DriveOn blog - January 4, 2010; The Boston Globe - January 4, 2010; Slice of MIT blog - January 5, 2010

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