Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I'm Zack and this is my MIT homepage. Also see Zack Anderson personal website. I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Cambridge, MA for MIT. My research and projects revolve around core passions:
- Transportation, new mobility, and automotive technology
- Machine learning, AI, and robotics
- Modelling and digitally interfacing with the human brain
- Aviation, spaceflight, and advanced control systems
- Filmmaking, design and art
- Telemedicine software and systems
- Open source software development
Co-founded a DARPA Grand Challenge team in 2004 to build a self-driving vehicle that could drive from Barstow, CA to Primm, NV fully-autonomously. Had the opportunity to compete with a talented crew of computer scientists that would also go on to found companies such as Waymo, Udacity, Argo, Aurora, and Zoox.
Network security research project where we analyzed the RFID fare collection system of the Boston MBTA transit authority. Worked with researchers RJ Ryan and Alessandro Chiesa, with support from Prof. Ron Rivest. The project resulted in several findings, but also a Federal lawsuit, new precedent protecting freedom of speech from the CFAA, and a 24 hour period of being a "person of interest" by the FBI. Since no laws were broken, all motions were dismissed and in the end we worked with the MBTA to implement software fixes for the security gaps (as we originally offered).
Created a dorm room automation system called MIDAS and complete with "party mode," which garnered attention after being featured in one of the first Youtube viral videos to reach over 1M views (in 2005).
Worked with a team to start Sana (Moca), an open source telemedicine platform for the developing world.
Developed a transcranial current stimulation and EEG device at the MIT Synthetic Neurobiology Group. The system provides for non-invasive, closed loop control of certain humain brain functions.
Co-founded ClearMotion (formerly Levant Power), a company developing a groundbreaking proactive ride system that transforms the quality of time in cars, making it more comfortable, productive, and safe.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Email: zacka at MIT dot edu
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