School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

Fifteen new faculty members join six of the school’s academic departments.

Creating bespoke programming languages for efficient visual AI systems

Associate Professor Jonathan Ragan-Kelley optimizes how computer graphics and images are processed for the hardware of today and tomorrow.

MIT faculty, instructors, students experiment with generative AI in teaching and learning

At MIT’s Festival of Learning 2024, panelists stressed the importance of developing critical thinking skills while leveraging technologies like generative AI.

Julie Shah named head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

An expert in robotics and AI, Shah succeeds Steven Barrett at AeroAstro.

Extracting hydrogen from rocks

Iwnetim Abate aims to stimulate natural hydrogen production underground, potentially unearthing a new path to a cheap, carbon-free energy source.

Second round of seed grants awarded to MIT scholars studying the impact and applications of generative AI

The 16 finalists — representing every school at MIT — will explore generative AI’s impact on privacy, art, drug discovery, aging, and more.

Five MIT faculty members take on Cancer Grand Challenges

Joining three teams backed by a total of $75 million, MIT researchers will tackle some of cancer’s toughest challenges.

Using generative AI to improve software testing

MIT spinout DataCebo helps companies bolster their datasets by creating synthetic data that mimic the real thing.

Dealing with the limitations of our noisy world

Tamara Broderick uses statistical approaches to understand and quantify the uncertainty that can affect study results.

3 Questions: Shaping the future of work in an age of AI

Daron Acemoglu, David Autor, and Simon Johnson, faculty co-directors of the new MIT Shaping the Future of Work Initiative, describe why the work matters and what they hope to achieve.