In a new book, MIT’s Ethan Zuckerman asserts that we need to overcome the Internet’s sorting tendencies and create tools to make ourselves ‘digital cosmopolitans.’
The Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation has approved the award of tenure to the following faculty members, effective July 1, 2001. Unless otherwise noted, all of these promotions are from associate professor without tenure to associate professor with tenure. A reception was held in their honor at the President's House on May 22.
In September, MIT Tech Talk will run an article with a brief profile of each faculty member. That article will include any additional faculty who are approved for tenure at the June meeting of the Executive Committee or over the summer.
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Aeronautics and Astronautics -- Eric M.J. Feron, Simon Mark Spearing
Bioengineering and Environmental Health -- Ram Sasisekharan
Chemical Engineering -- Paul I. Barton
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science -- Daniel N. Jackson, David R. Karger, Alexandre Megretski
Materials Science and Engineering -- Caroline A. Ross
Mechanical Engineering -- Seth Lloyd, Peter T.C. So
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Architecture -- Takehiko Nagakura
Media Arts and Sciences -- Hiroshi Ishii
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES, ARTS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics -- Susan Athey
Linguistics and Philosophy -- Kai von Fintel
SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE
Biology -- Jianzhu Chen, Jacqueline Lees, Peter K. Sorger
Brain and Cognitive Sciences -- Matthew Wilson
Mathematics -- Michael Brenner (to full professor), Pavel Etingof (from assistant professor)
Physics -- Peter H. Fisher (to full professor), Uwe-Jens Wiese.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 23, 2001.