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Speakers discuss their post-Math career trajectories

On Sept. 16, 2019, Prof. Gigliola Staffilani hosted “From Here to Where? Conversations with 4 successful math majors who have achieved 4 very different goals in their careers.” Three of the speakers were Teal Guidici,  a Machine Intelligence Scientist at Draper who applies statistical techniques and machine learning algorithms to applications, such as using neural […]

Teaching + Learning Lab Speaker Series: How increasing equity in the science classroom drives social change

Sep 11 (W)  |  2:00 – 3:00 pm  |  6-104 (The Chipman Room) Dr. Cissy Ballen (Auburn University) will address how certain features ofthe introductory science classroom create barriers for historically underserved students. This explanation for observed performance disparities, the “course deficitmodel”, considers the negative impact of environmental conditions on student learning and participation. Dr. Ballen will demonstrate how […]

WiSDM to promote visibility of women in STEM

Ritu Raman, a postdoctoral fellow at the Koch Institute, is working on an initiative to promote women in STEM, The Women in STEM Database at MIT (WiSDM) is an initiative designed to promote the visibility of women in our academic community. The goal of WiSDM is to provide a curated searchable online database of MIT women, making it easier to […]

Prof. Nike Sun Speaks at SDSC Conference

Prof. Nike Sun “described progress toward a solution in a theoretical geometric problem in classic probability called the Ising perceptron” at the third annual MIT Statistics and Data Science Center conference, which gathered a growing interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners. Read more at MIT News.

Gweneth McKinley Earns Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching

Math doctoral student Gweneth McKinley was awarded The Charles and Holly Housman Award for Excellence in Teaching, at the math department’s recent awards night. Supported by the Charles L. and Holly Housman Fund, this is presented to graduate student(s) in mathematics for their skill and dedication in undergraduate teaching. Two others received the award, Vishal […]

Tanya Khovanova Selected for the School of Science Infinite Mile Award

Lecturer Tanya Khovanova received the School of Science Infinite Mile Award, in the “Mentor Award” category. Tanya is the head mentor of the math section of MIT’s Research Science Institute (RSI), and since its inception in 2010, of MIT PRIMES. She was nominated for her exceptional ability to guide her colleagues and inspire them to […]

My day as a double major

Even at MIT, sometimes less is more. by Jiaming Zeng ’15Feb 27, 2019 Math alum Jiaming Zeng ’15 is pursuing a PhD in management science and engineering at Stanford. Photo courtesy of Jiaming Zeng ’15 In the fall of my junior year, after almost two years of debating, I finally decided to supplement my major […]

New approach could accelerate efforts to catalog vast numbers of cells

Data-sampling method makes “sketches” of unwieldy biological datasets while still capturing the full diversity of cell types. “These are like sketches on paper, where an artist will try to preserve all the important features of a main image,” says our math prof Bonnie Berger. Read more at the MIT News.

Merging cell datasets, panorama style

Algorithm developed by Bonnie Berger and other researchers stitches multiple datasets into a single “panorama,” which could provide new insights for medical and biological studies. See MIT News.

MIT Press Fund for Diverse Voices

Colleen Flaherty May 7, 20190 With the help of an anonymous donor, MIT Press formed a new fund to grow its publications list by women and other underrepresented groups in science, technology, math and engineering fields. The Fund for Diverse Voices will help the press offer competitive advances to authors, cover the cost of production features, […]