Principal Investigators

PhotoPulkit Agrawal

Pulkit Agrawal

robotics, deep learning, computer vision, and computational neuroscience
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoMohammad Alizadeh

Mohammad Alizadeh

network science, cloud computing, computer system design
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoEric Alm

Eric Alm

microbial ecology, human microbiome, environmental surveillance, sewage epidemiology
Biological Engineering
PhotoSaman Amarasinghe

Saman Amarasinghe

high performance domain specific languages, machine learning based compiler optimization, runtime systems, compiler infrastructure & optimizations
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoHari 	 Balakrishnan

Hari Balakrishnan

mobile and sensor computing; Internet architecture
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoHamsa Balakrishnan

Hamsa Balakrishnan

optimization for air-traffic control systems; weather prediction
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
PhotoGeorge  Barbastathis

George Barbastathis

3D optica systems, holography, transformation optics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
PhotoRegina  Barzilay

Regina Barzilay

natural language processing, ML for computational chemistry and drug design, precision medicine
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoBonnie Berger

Bonnie Berger

Compressive Genomics, Network Inference, Structural Bioinformatics, Genomic Privacy, and Medical Genomics
Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoKristin  Bergmann

Kristin Bergmann

geochemistry, stratigraphy, environmental science
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
PhotoDimitri Bertsekas

Dimitri Bertsekas

optimization, control, large-scale computation, and data communication networks
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems
PhotoDuane  Boning

Duane Boning

machine learning for manufacturing, modeling and control in semiconductor fabrication
Microsystems Technology Laboratories, MIT Leaders for Global Operations
PhotoDanielle  Braje

Danielle Braje

quantum computing, atomic physics
Lincoln Laboratory
PhotoCynthia  Breazeal

Cynthia Breazeal

social robotics, human-machine cooperation, machine learning
Media Lab
PhotoGuy Bresler

Guy Bresler

Graphical Models, Machine Learning, Information Theory
Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems
PhotoTamara Broderick

Tamara Broderick

uncertainty, robustness, Bayesian methods, machine learning
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoErik  Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

role of information technology in corporate performance
Sloan School of Management
PhotoMarkus Buehler

Markus Buehler

biological engineering, materials science, computational modeling
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhotoMichael Carbin

Michael Carbin

theory and design of programming systems, approximate computing, self-healing
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoAnantha Chandrakasan

Anantha Chandrakasan

security hardware, energy harvesting, energy-efficient circuits, biomedical electronics
Dean, School of Engineering; Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoHui Chen

Hui Chen

robustness, machine learning with financial data, portfolio optimization
Sloan School of Management
PhotoIsaac Chuang

Isaac Chuang

quantum algorithms, computing and systems, cryptography
Department of Physics
PhotoMunther Dahleh

Munther Dahleh

Networked Systems, Social Networks, The Future Electric Grid, Transportation Systems, Systemic Risk
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
PhotoLuca Daniel

Luca Daniel

computational modeling, medical imaging, measuring uncertainty
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoMing Dao

Ming Dao

Biomaterials; Computational Materials Science; Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Metallurgy; Nanotechnology
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
PhotoConstantinos  Daskalakis

Constantinos Daskalakis

information theory, computational biology, computational economics
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoJoey Davis

Joey Davis

cell construction and degradation of complex molecular machines
Department of Biology
PhotoJesus del Alamo

Jesus del Alamo

Nanoelectronics technology, analog AI hardware, neuromorphic devices
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Microsystems Technology Laboratories
PhotoRobert Desimone

Robert Desimone

McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Center for Brains Minds and Machines
PhotoJames DiCarlo

James DiCarlo

visual intelligence, biological and artificial neural networks
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
PhotoR. David  Edelman

R. David Edelman

policy in digital economy, wireless communications and data privacy and intellectual property rights
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoHerbert H. Einstein

Herbert H. Einstein

Rock mechanics, Underground construction, Engineering geology, Risk analysis
Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhotoYonina Eldar

Yonina Eldar

Compressed sensing, Medical imaging, Deep learning and graphs, Signal and image processing for optics, Computational biology
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoVivek Farias

Vivek Farias

revenue management, optimization
Sloan School of Management
PhotoStan Finkelstein

Stan Finkelstein

economics of illness and pharmaceutical treatment, high consequence public health events
Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
PhotoErnest Fraenkel

Ernest Fraenkel

computational biology, neurodegenerative disease, systems biology of disease
Department of Biological Engineering
PhotoWilliam Freeman

William Freeman

computer vision, signal processing, computational photography, machine learning
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoRobert Freund

Robert Freund

optimization, machine learning, data science
Sloan School of Management, Operations Research Center
PhotoJohn Gabrieli

John Gabrieli

neural basis of learning; understand the organization of memory, thought, and emotion
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute
PhotoJames Glass

James Glass

speech and language processing, machine learning
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoShafi Goldwasser

Shafi Goldwasser

cryptography, cybersecurity, complexity theory
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoRafael Gomez-Bombarelli

Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli

computational materials design, predictive modeling, molecular optimization
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
PhotoSong Han

Song Han

efficient deep learning; computer architecture
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoAram Harrow

Aram Harrow

quantum computing, optimization, information theory
Department of Physics
PhotoThomas Heldt

Thomas Heldt

signal processing, computational physiology, disease monitoring
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)
PhotoJonathan How

Jonathan How

multi-agent systems, planning under uncertainty, reinforcement learning, robotics
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems
PhotoPiotr  Indyk

Piotr Indyk

algorithms for big data, computational geometry, computer vision
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoPhillip Isola

Phillip Isola

computer vision, machine learning, AI
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoTommi Jaakkola

Tommi Jaakkola

machine learning, statistical inference, optimization, drug discovery
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoAli Jadbabaie

Ali Jadbabaie

Network Science, Network Economics, Multiagent systems, Deployment of sensor networks, Networked dynamical systems, Optimization of nonlinear and hybrid systems
Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhotoStefanie Jegelka

Stefanie Jegelka

machine learning, optimization, discrete probability
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoSteven Johnson

Steven Johnson

Nanophotonics, large-scale computation, photonic crystals, optics, FFT, complex geometries
Department of Mathematics
PhotoLeslie Kaelbling

Leslie Kaelbling

mobile robotics, reinforcement learning, decision-making under uncertainty
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoNancy Kanwisher

Nancy Kanwisher

brain imaging, human vision
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Center for Brains Minds and Machines
PhotoDavid Karger

David Karger

information retrieval, machine learning, databases, algorithms, human computer interaction, systems, networking, coding and communication
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoDina Katabi

Dina Katabi

next-generation wireless network technologies and mobile computing systems, robustness and performance of computer networks
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoBoris Katz

Boris Katz

natural language understanding; interaction between perception, language, and action
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
PhotoKyle Keane

Kyle Keane

computational materials science, human-centered design, and engineering technology
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
PhotoSang-gook Kim

Sang-gook Kim

energy harvesting, complex systems design and architecture
Department of Mechanical Engineering
PhotoJeehwan Kim

Jeehwan Kim

analog AI hardware, neuromorphic computing, artificial neural network hardware
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research Laboratory of Electronics
PhotoRandy Kirchain

Randy Kirchain

environmental and economic implications of materials selection, automotive manufacturing systems
MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, Materials Research Laboratory
PhotoTim Kraska

Tim Kraska

ML-enhanced data structures and algorithms, interactive data exploration, rack-scale analytics, high-speed networks, Hybrid human-machine data management systems
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoRobert Langer

Robert Langer

biological engineering, materials science, drug-delivery
Department of Biological Engineering
PhotoHae-Seung Lee

Hae-Seung Lee

analog integrated circuits, analog-to-digital converters in scaled CMOS technologies, medical electronics
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Center for Integrated Circuits and Systems
PhotoLi-wei Lehman

Li-wei Lehman

computational physiology, electronic medical records, machine learning
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)
PhotoCharles Leiserson

Charles Leiserson

parallel computing, network architecture, algorithms
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoRetsef Levi

Retsef Levi

optimizing healthcare cost and quality
Sloan School of Management
PhotoRoger Levy

Roger Levy

computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive science, statistics, machine learning
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
PhotoJu Li

Ju Li

atomic modeling, nuclear science, nuclear waste storage
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
PhotoIlaria Liccardi

Ilaria Liccardi

Privacy, Human Computer Interaction, User Experience, Public Policy
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoTomas Lozano-Perez

Tomas Lozano-Perez

computer vision, medical imaging, drug discovery, motion planning and object manipulation in robotics
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoSamuel Madden

Samuel Madden

wireless networks, databases, sensors
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoAleksander Madry

Aleksander Madry

optimization, machine learning, algorithms
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoVikash Mansinghka

Vikash Mansinghka

natively probabilistic computation, probabilistic programming language
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
PhotoBenedetto Marelli

Benedetto Marelli

bio-inspired materials, self-assembly, mechanical and optical properties, 3D printing, and emerging technologies
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhotoRoger Mark

Roger Mark

critical care informatics, decision support
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)
PhotoRahul Mazumder

Rahul Mazumder

data science, statistical machine learning, large scale optimization, mathematical programming
Sloan School of Management
PhotoJosh McDermott

Josh McDermott

human and machine audition, auditory scene analysis, assistive hearing devices
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Center for Brains Minds and Machines
PhotoUna-May O'Reilly

Una-May O'Reilly

adversarial intelligence and dynamics
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoAude Oliva

Aude Oliva

human and machine vision, cognitive science, machine learning
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Quest for Intelligence
PhotoElsa  Olivetti

Elsa Olivetti

natural language processing, ML for materials science and synthesis
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
PhotoNeri Oxman

Neri Oxman

material ecology, data-driven additive manufacturing, robotically-informed bio augmentation across scales
Media Lab
PhotoAsu Ozdaglar

Asu Ozdaglar

analysis and optimization of large-scale dynamic multi-agent networked systems
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoDimitrios Pantazis

Dimitrios Pantazis

MEG, fMRI, convolutional neural networks
McGovern Institute
PhotoDimitrios Papageorgio

Dimitrios Papageorgio

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
PhotoJoseph Paradiso

Joseph Paradiso

embedded sensor networks, brain-computer interfaces, localization systems
Media Lab
PhotoHeather Paxson

Heather Paxson

anthropology
critical search engines, pluralist recommender systems, feminist information science
PhotoBradley Pentelute

Bradley Pentelute

drug delivery, molecule and protein manufacturing
Department of Chemistry
PhotoAlex Pentland

Alex Pentland

network science, blockchain, data analytics, distributed AI
Media Lab, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
PhotoJaime Peraire

Jaime Peraire

computational aerodynamics
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
PhotoDavid Pesetsky

David Pesetsky

linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
PhotoRosalind Picard

Rosalind Picard

affective computing, machine learning, predictive modeling, wearable intelligence
Media Lab, MIT MindHandHeart
PhotoTomaso Poggio

Tomaso Poggio

machine learning, computational neuroscience, computer vision
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
PhotoYury Polyanskiy

Yury Polyanskiy

information theory, wireless communications
Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems
PhotoIyad  Rahwan

Iyad Rahwan

human-machine cooperation, future of work, AI ethics
Media Lab
PhotoSasha Rakhlin

Sasha Rakhlin

machine learning, optimization, applied probability
Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines
PhotoGiuseppe Romano

Giuseppe Romano

heat-to-electricity energy conversion technologies
Solid-State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Center
PhotoMardavij Roozbehani

Mardavij Roozbehani

theory and applications of control and optimization in large-scale and distributed systems
Institute for Data, Systems, and Society; Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
PhotoNicholas Roy

Nicholas Roy

planning under uncertainty, UAVs, human-robot interaction
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
PhotoRonitt Rubinfeld

Ronitt Rubinfeld

algorithms, complexity theory, data science
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoDaniel Sanchez

Daniel Sanchez

computer architecture, parallel systems, hardware for machine learning
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoArvind Satyanarayan

Arvind Satyanarayan

Interactive data visualization, User interface toolkit design, Human-computer interaction, Interpretability of deep-learning
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoRebecca Saxe

Rebecca Saxe

human cognitive development, emotional intelligence
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Center for Minds, Brains and Machines
PhotoLaura Schulz

Laura Schulz

human cognition, machine learning
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Center for Brains Minds and Machines
PhotoJulie Shah

Julie Shah

human-robot collaboration, cognitive science, machine learning, assembly manufacturing
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoPeter Shor

Peter Shor

quantum algorithms, computing and systems
Department of Mathematics
PhotoDavid Simchi-Levi

David Simchi-Levi

operations research, supply chain
Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhotoPawan Sinha

Pawan Sinha

neuroscience, vision, autism, machine learning
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
PhotoCharles Sodini

Charles Sodini

Low-power computer chips allow engineers to design wearable and implantable devices to monitor patients
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoArmando Solar-Lezama

Armando Solar-Lezama

automated generation of computer programs, machine learning
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoMarin Soljacic

Marin Soljacic

nanophotonics, AI
Department of Physics
PhotoJustin Solomon

Justin Solomon

computer vision and graphics, machine learning
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoDavid Sontag

David Sontag

machine learning, healthcare, causality
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)
PhotoGilbert Strang

Gilbert Strang

mathematical analysis, linear algebra, PDEs
Department of Mathematics
PhotoCollin Stultz

Collin Stultz

signal processing, machine learning, risk-modeling
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
PhotoVivienne Sze

Vivienne Sze

energy-efficient algorithms and hardware, machine learning, computer vision, robotics
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Research Laboratory of Electronics
PhotoPeter Szolovits

Peter Szolovits

computational physiology, electronic medical records, machine learning
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoMax Tegmark

Max Tegmark

physics of intelligence, intelligible intelligence, AI for physics
Department of Physics, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
PhotoJosh Tenenbaum

Josh Tenenbaum

computational cognitive science and neuroscience, machine learning
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
PhotoAntonio Torralba

Antonio Torralba

human and computer vision, machine learning and object recognition
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoHarry Tuller

Harry Tuller

high performance materials, memristors, sensors/actuators
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
PhotoCaroline Uhler

Caroline Uhler

causal inference, graphical models, genomics
Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems
PhotoVinod Vaikuntanathan

Vinod Vaikuntanathan

cryptography, cybersecurity, machine learning
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoKalyan Veeramachaneni

Kalyan Veeramachaneni

machine learning, optimization, data science to detect fraud
Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems
PhotoDaniel Weitzner

Daniel Weitzner

network and Internet architecture, data privacy, intellectual property rights
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
PhotoRoy Welsch

Roy Welsch

Data Science, Statistical Learning, Statistics, robust process control, credit-scoring models and risk assessment, volatility modeling
MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Center for Statistics and Data Science
PhotoMatt Wilson

Matt Wilson

neural circuits for spatial navigation, neural representations of space, time and motion
Picower Institute, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
PhotoMoe Win

Moe Win

Wireless communications, optical communications, space communications systems
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
PhotoPatrick Henry Winston

Patrick Henry Winston

cognitive AI, story understanding, computational models of human intelligence
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
PhotoDanielle Wood

Danielle Wood

space technology for sustainable development
Media Lab
PhotoGregory Wornell

Gregory Wornell

signal processing, information theory, statistical inference and learning, computational imaging and sensing
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Research Laboratory of Electronics
PhotoMaria C. Yang

Maria C. Yang

early stage design process, product design and development
Department of Mechanical Engineering; MIT-SUTD International Design Center
PhotoBilge Yildiz

Bilge Yildiz

electrochemical materials, energy conversion, neuromorphic computing
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
PhotoLizhong Zheng

Lizhong Zheng

information theory, wireless networks
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science