Data-Driven: MIT infuses the rise of sports analytics
February 26, 2014Follow the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Feb. 28-March 1 in Boston, via social media and webcast. Tickets are sold out.
Bruce Graber, Alumni Association IT expert, dies at 51
February 25, 2014
Rise of the compliant machines
February 20, 2014MIT spinout Meka Robotics, recently acquired by Google, creates ‘sociable’ humanoids that could help advance human-robot interaction.
The surprising value of waste
February 14, 2014MIT spinout Sanergy is impacting the entire ‘sanitation value chain’ — from franchised toilets to waste collection and conversion — in Nairobi’s Mukuru slum.
Lights, camera, inspiration
February 3, 2014Alumni from the 2004 MIT Remote Operated Vehicle team and the Carl Hayden Community High School Falcon Robotics team meet up for a documentary film.
3-D scanning, with your smartphone
January 31, 2014Startup Viztu Technologies developed commercial software that generated 3-D models from 2-D photos, before selling to a tech giant.
Bringing the world reboot-less updates
January 24, 2014Ksplice software, which allows for updates without rebooting, became a profitable venture for the MIT alumni who developed it.
Power (of electronics) to the people
January 15, 2014Alumna Ayah Bdeir’s fast-growing startup littleBits, which sells connectable electronic modules, is helping people understand and build creatively with electronics.
Climbing the ‘power ascension’ market
January 7, 2014Alumni startup Atlas Devices commercializes motorized rope-climbing technology for military use.
Catching (radio) waves
December 24, 2013ThingMagic, founded by five MIT alumni, helped bring radio-frequency identification technology to the supply chain.
Crossing disciplines, and international borders
December 17, 2013Rhodes Scholar John Mikhael, who calls both the U.S. and Lebanon home, is also comfortable in many scientific fields.
John Mikhael ’13 wins Rhodes Scholarship
November 23, 2013Recent MIT graduate in mathematics, who has also conducted research in neuroscience, will study at Oxford next year.
Reif releases preliminary report of the Institute-Wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
November 21, 2013Report presents possibilities for reimagining an MIT education.
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Catalyst for business
November 21, 2013Startup Rive Technology is commercializing an MIT-developed invention that improves catalysts used in oil refining, leading to greater yields.
Finding ‘rising stars’ in EECS
November 18, 2013MIT-hosted conference encourages the top women studying electrical engineering and computer science nationwide to become professors.
CEE event gives snapshot of new research, educational initiatives
November 15, 2013Vision for department outlined at campus event for civil and environmental engineering alumni
Powering better online document viewing
October 29, 2013Fast-growing startup Crocodoc is developing technology that converts documents into HTML for easy viewing and embedding.
Giving students ‘a six-month runway’ to launch startups
October 23, 2013An independent investment fund gives MIT Media Lab alumni startup support — and a way to put money back into the Institute.
Reif announces plans to launch an MIT Innovation Initiative
October 17, 2013President asks 19-member panel, led by professors Fiona Murray and Vladimir Bulović, to deliver recommendations on next steps by Jan. 31.