The heart of the matter


Irene Chen is a third year PhD student at MIT working to advance machine learning to help doctors and other clinicians improve health care. With her supervisor, David Sontag, and Boston-area hospitals, Chen is taking on the challenge of heart failure. After diagnosis, Chen says, heart failure patients live an average of five years. She wants to develop techniques that will make diagnosis more accurate and improve the treatment and quality of life among patients -- based on their age, past history, lab results, and other factors that can be modeled and better understood using new and more sensitive tools in machine learning.

“The techniques that we have right now just aren’t enough,” Chen says. “Health care has a long history of having disparate impacts on different groups.” Even in today’s clinical trials, she explains, the people serving as test subjects for new drugs do not represent the diversity of the general public. “The hope is that when we have access to a lot more people’s data, more populations will be represented in the machine learning models we can roll out. But we’ve already found that if you’re not vigilant and you’re not careful, you can have an algorithm that does really well for one group, and really badly for another.”

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The Future of Computing: MIT President L. Rafael Reif


MIT President L. Rafael Reif talks about the importance of "bilinguals" to the future of computing and AI.

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Creating a College: Stephen A. Schwarzman


Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, talks about what motivated his gift to create the new College of Computing.

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An MIT Moment: MIT Chamber Chorus performs in Lobby 7


The MIT Chamber Chorus is a small student group that performs on campus under the direction of Dr. William Cutter. Designed for the more vocally and musically advanced singer, this select ensemble is challenged with a wide variety of repertoire including music for a capella chorus as well as choral works accompanied by small ensembles or piano.

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Curious about Curling? Meet the MIT club


For many people, including those that participate, the sport of curling is somewhat of a mystery. "There's a lot of science behind curling, including some that's actually not so well understood," says graduate student Nate Bailey, a member of the MIT Curling Club. "I think it works at MIT because of that curiosity," sophomore Leanne Galanek adds. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2019/featured-video-throwing-stones-mit-curling-0404 )

MIT Curling Club: http://curling.mit.edu/

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Particle robots


Researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and elsewhere have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks. (Learn more: https://news.mit.edu/2019/particle-robot-cluster-simple-units-0320 )

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Welcome to CELEBRATE: The College!


MIT Faculty Chair Susan S. Silbey, the Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities, Sociology, and Anthropology and a professor of behavioral and policy sciences at the MIT Sloan School of Management, offers an introduction at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. MIT President L. Rafael Reif welcomes attendees at the celebration and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker gives opening remarks. This historic three-day event provided a thoughtful, wide-ranging exploration of the ideas behind the founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the frontiers it intends to reach.

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and it will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.
In fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics — some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good. (Learn more: https://helloworld.mit.edu/about/ ).

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The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

SOLVE 2019 Announcement


Alex Amouyel, executive director of Solve, announces the 2019 Solve Global Challenges
at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. This historic three-day event provided a thoughtful, wide-ranging exploration of the ideas behind the founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the frontiers it intends to reach.

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and it will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.

In fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics — some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good. (Learn more: https://helloworld.mit.edu/about/ )

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

MIT Schwarzman Celebrate Closing


MIT Provost Martin A. Schmidt, the Ray and Maria Stata Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, offers closing remarks at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. This historic three-day event provided a thoughtful, wide-ranging exploration of the ideas behind the founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the frontiers it intends to reach.

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and it will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.
In fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics — some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good. (Learn more: https://helloworld.mit.edu/about/ )

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

How the Enlightenment Ends: A Conversation


Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, discusses how the enlightenment ends with Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist at The New York Times and author of Thank You for Being Late at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. This historic three-day event provided a thoughtful, wide-ranging exploration of the ideas behind the founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the frontiers it intends to reach.

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and it will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.
In fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics — some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good. (Learn more: https://helloworld.mit.edu/about/ )

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

Creating a College: A Conversation


Becky Quick, co-anchorwoman of “Squawk Box” and “On the Money,” moderates a conversation on creating a college between Stephen A. Schwarzman and MIT President L. Rafael Reif at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. This historic three-day event provided a thoughtful, wide-ranging exploration of the ideas behind the founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the frontiers it intends to reach.

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and it will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.
In fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics — some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good. (Learn more: https://helloworld.mit.edu/about/ )

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

Computing the Future: Setting New Directions (Part 1)


MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart, the Ford Foundation Professor of Engineering, offers an introduction to the session on “Computing the Future: Setting New Directions” at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. This historic three-day event provided a thoughtful, wide-ranging exploration of the ideas behind the founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the frontiers it intends to reach. Session includes: David Siegel, co-chairman of Two Sigma Investments and a founding advisor of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, offers remarks on how he learned to stop worrying and love algorithms. Diane Greene, director of Alphabet, SAP, and Stripe, speaks about the importance of industry and academia collaboration in computing, Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox, discusses the human-machine partnership at the celebration and John E. Kelly III, executive vice president of IBM, offers remarks on the future of computing and AI at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing.

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and it will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.

In fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics — some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good. (Learn more: https://helloworld.mit.edu/about/ )

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

Computing the Future: Setting New Directions (Part 2)


Antonio Torralba, the MIT director of the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab; the inaugural director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence; and a professor of electrical engineering and computer science offers a second introduction to the session on “Computing the Future: Setting New Directions” at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. This historic three-day event provided a thoughtful, wide-ranging exploration of the ideas behind the founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the frontiers it intends to reach. Session includes: Joshua B. Tenenbaum, professor of computational cognitive science, discussing his research on scaling AI the human way, Dimitris Bertsimas, the Boeing Leaders for Global Operations Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, discussing interpretable AI, Aleksander Mądry, an associate professor of computer science, discusses if AI is human-ready, Regina Barzilay, the Delta Electronics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, speaks about her research on how AI can change the way we diagnose and treat diseases, and Dina Katabi, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, offers insights on her wearables and invisibles research at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing.

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and it will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.

In fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics — some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good. (Learn more: https://helloworld.mit.edu/about/ )

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

Computing: Reflections and the Path Forward


MIT Chancellor for Academic Advancement W. Eric L. Grimson, the Bernard M. Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering, offers an introduction to the session on “Computing: Reflections and the Path Forward” at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. This historic three-day event provided a thoughtful, wide-ranging exploration of the ideas behind the founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the frontiers it intends to reach. Session presenters include: Sherry Turkle, the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, gives a talk on rethinking friction in digital culture at the celebration, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering, speaks about his research on rebooting the World Wide Web, and Patrick H. Winston, the Ford Professor of Engineering, provides a retrospective on AI and computing at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing.

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and it will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.

In fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics — some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good. (Learn more: https://helloworld.mit.edu/about/ )

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

Computing for the People: Ethics and AI


Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean of the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and a professor of Political Science offers an introduction to a session on “Computing for the People: Ethics and AI” at the celebration of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist at The New York Times and author of Thank You for Being Late, moderates a panel on ethics featuring Ursula Burns, executive chairman and CEO of VEON, Ltd; Ash Carter, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and former US Secretary of Defense; Jennifer Chayes, technical fellow and managing director of Microsoft Research New England, New York City, and Montreal; Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab; Megan Smith, founder and CEO of shift7 and former US Chief Technology Officer; and Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation.

This historic three-day event provided a thoughtful, wide-ranging exploration of the ideas behind the founding of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the frontiers it intends to reach.

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million foundational gift from the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone, marks the single largest investment in computing and AI by an American academic institution, and it will help position the United States to lead the world in preparing for the rapid evolution of computing and AI.

In fields far beyond engineering and science — from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics — some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities. The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good. (Learn more: https://helloworld.mit.edu/about/ )

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.
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