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Alexei Borodin and Larry Guth Named AAAS Fellows

Alexei Borodin Larry Guth

Alexei Borodin and Larry Guth have been elected as Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. With members including many of the most accomplished scholars and practitioners worldwide, the American Academy is one of the country's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers.

Congratulations Alexei and Larry!

Gigliola Staffilani Receives MIT's Earll M. Murman Award

Gigliola Staffilani

Gigliola Staffilani is this year’s recipient of the Earll M. Murman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

The award is "presented to a faculty member who has served as an excellent advisor and mentor for undergraduates and who has had a significant impact on their personal lives and academic success."

The award will be presented at the 2018 Awards Convocation Thursday, May 10 in the Samberg Center.

Congratulations Gigliola!

Tom Leighton wins 2018 Marconi Prize

Tom Leighton

Professor Tom Leighton has been selected to receive the 2018 Marconi Prize. The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and the Internet, is honoring Leighton for his fundamental contributions to technology and the establishment of the content delivery network (CDN) industry.

Leighton ’81, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and a member of CSAIL, will be awarded at The Marconi Society’s annual awards dinner in Bologna, Italy, on Oct. 2.

“Being recognized by the Marconi Society is an incredible honor,” said Leighton. “It’s an honor not just for me, but also for Danny Lewin, who created this company with me, and for all of the people at Akamai who have worked so hard for over two decades to make this technology real so that the internet can scale to be a secure and affordable platform where entertainment, business, and life are enabled to reach unimagined potential."

Congratulations Tom! Read more in the MIT News.

Ankur Moitra Receives Young Investigator Award

Ankur Moitra

Congratulations to Ankur Moitra for receiving the 2018 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for his proposed research "An Algorithmic Theory of Robustness." His research falls under ONR's Mathematical Data Science program.

Ankur was one of 31 scientists "awarded for research that holds strong promise across a wide range of naval-relevant science and technology areas."

The list of recipients is available from the ONR, and details about the program can be found on the ONR Website.

Congratulations Ankur!

Seminars and Events

Simons Lectures 2018


Stephen Boyd, Stanford University

Applied Convex Optimization

April 18-20 | 4:30-5:30pm | Room 2-190

Sylvia Serfaty, New York University

Systems with Coulomb Interactions

April 23-25 | 4:30-5:30pm | Room 2-190