David Mindell has spent his career defying traditional distinctions between disciplines. His work has explored the ways humans interact with machines, drive innovation, and maintain societal well-being as technology transforms our economy.
Researchers are already expanding beyond traditional applications of computer science and using these techniques to advance a range of scientific fields, from cancer medicine to anthropology to design — and to the discovery of new planets. Computation has already proven useful for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a NASA-funded mission led by MIT.
On Sept. 5, NASA awarded a Silver Achievement Medal to the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) team. The award was presented during a ceremony at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as part of NASA's 2019 Agency Honor Awards.
AeroAstro graduate student Brandon Leschinsky is training a pair of generative adversarial networks, or GANs, to mimic the land, sea, and cloud textures seen in satellite images with the goal of eventually visualizing real-world sea-level rise. It’s one of many artificial intelligence research projects made possible by IBM and Google-donated cloud credits
Students from the MIT Driverless team, together with students from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), placed third overall — in a field of 20 university competitors — in the Driverless category at the 2019 Formula Student Germany (FSG) competition in Hockenheim, Germany.
Changing systemic racism in a meaningful way will require all of us — individually and collectively — to continue having discussions about race and actively seeking opportunities for anti-racist education and self-reflection. As members of the MIT community, we tackle tough questions every day; now we must turn inward, ask them of ourselves, and take action.