Today’s Spotlight features a photographs of new Institute Professors. Clockwise from the top left: Sallie “Penny ” Chisholm, photographed by Richard Howard; Marcus Thompson, photographed by Bryce Vickmark
; and Ron Rivest, photographed by Dominick Reuter
A marine biologist who studies tiny ocean organisms, a computer scientist who developed a global security standard, and an acclaimed violist who has performed with renowned orchestras have been awarded MIT’s highest faculty honor: the title of Institute Professor.
Sallie “Penny” Chisholm, Ron Rivest, and Marcus Thompson join a small group of Institute Professors at MIT, now numbering 13, along with 10 Institute Professors emeriti. Their new appointments are effective July 1, making them the first faculty members to be named Institute Professors since 2008.
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