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MIT Better World

Computing / Spring 2020

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From the President

The Power to Shape the World

Computing is reshaping our world in equally exciting and unpredictable ways

Breakthroughs and Insights

J-PAL’s IDEA Taps Data for Impact

J-PAL’s IDEA taps data for impact


Twenty Years of Global Thinking

MIT Sloan’s biggest Action Learning lab opens door to world of entrepreneurship

Opening for Innovation

2020 marks the unveiling of two new MIT buildings in Kendall Square

A Responsible Path to Computing Advances

Ethical and social impacts drive efforts in education, research, policy

Computational Tools for Better Chemistry

Connor Coley finds bond between computing, chemistry

How Hype Proliferates

Sinan Aral examines social media’s impact on health, economy, and democracy

A Fast Track for Machine Learning

Tamara Broderick addresses scaling challenges of Bayesian inference

A Microcosm of Research

SuperUROP showcases breadth of computing applications

Why Fight Poverty? Nobelists Explain

Good Economics for Hard Times excerpt

Quantum Leaps on the Horizon

Paola Cappellaro PhD ’06 advances next-generation computing

A Half-Century of Community Learning

Socializing, scholarship come together in Experimental Study Group

Dropbox Founder Envisions the Future Workplace

Drew Houston ’05 wants AI tools to free our minds

Helping MITES Reach More Students

Kow '04 and Josie Atta-Mensah

McGovern Institute Turns 20

Celebrating two decades of leading-edge research

EECS Restructured

The Institute's largest academic unit is now jointly part of the MIT School of Engineering and the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing