adam j hartz

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT Building 38-591
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 324-4391 (PGP Public Key)


i am a lecturer in the department of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. my main interests lie in teaching math, science, engineering, and computer programming, with an emphasis on design and problem solving; in improving the way we teach these subjects; and in developing new means of leveraging modern technologies to improve face-time with students.

my primary involvement has been with the development and instruction of 6.01 (an introduction to engineering from the perspective of EE and CS, and one of the largest classes at the Institute). i am also involved with academic advising, and i occasionally supervise m.eng or urop projects, typically related to educational technologies.


in fall 2016, i will again be lecturing for 6.01, and i will also be running the initial offering of a new 3-unit introduction to programming in Python (6.S080).
in iap 2017, i will be running an offering of 6.S080.
in spring 2017, i will be lecturing for 6.01, and I will be co-lecturing 6.009 with Srini Devadas and Chris Terman; i will also again be offering 6.S080.

i have been involved with development and instruction of the following courses at MIT:

in spring 2012, i was awarded the Carlton E. Tucker Award for Excellence in Teaching for my work with 6.01.
in spring 2015, i was awarded the MIT HKN/EECS Best Instructor Award for 2014-2015.


current m.eng students: former m.eng students: if you are a current student looking for a UROP or an M.Eng in the areas of education and/or educational technologies, feel free to reach out!


the following are a couple of software-related projects i have worked on:


i grew up in rural Illinois (in the country near Princeton). my parents are both retired math teachers, and they currently own Anne's Antiques. my elder brother also teaches math, at Hononegah High School in Rockton, IL.
i graduated with a in computer science and engineering from MIT in 2011, and with an m.eng in electrical engineering and computer science (again from MIT) in 2012.
i now live in Lexington, MA with my trusty feline companion Stronger, whom i adopted from MRFRS in 2009. i keep myself occupied in my free time by playing and writing music, programming, reading, and playing video games.


the most reliable way to reach me is via email, at i do not have a facebook, linkedin, google+, twitter, gmail, etc.