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Data and Health / Fall 2016

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From the President

President's Letter: The Grand Challenge of Human Health

In this space last spring, I described a simple, unifying vision for MIT’s campaign: to make a better world. I believe we should see the MIT Campaign for a Better


Seven Ways Data Are Making a Difference

New technologies and ballooning data sets allow us to model problems and test solutions in ways inconceivable just a decade ago. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the efforts

Data and Health

Working with MIMIC: Two Student Perspectives

SuperUROP, launched in 2012, is an expanded version of MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and now open to students

Dynamic System

A core chemistry course that activates engagement, even beyond the MIT campus

Intensive Training for TAs

Preparing students to teach with confidence

Data-driven Spinouts with Big Impact

The combination of expert MIT faculty and entrepreneurial MIT students and alumni is a powerful one. Young companies with MIT origins are leveraging data to improve human health in bold,

DataHub for Smarter Sharing

By Genevieve Rajewski Last year, the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) teamed up with MIT Medical to develop an iPhone app called getfit@mit. The app was used

Points of Light

Astrophysicist Anna Frebel studies the oldest stars for clues about how the universe was formed

An Element of Caution

Could chemicals key to sustainable technologies pose unseen environmental risks?

Color Decoder

Looking deeper into the brain to understand how color meshes with forms and faces

Coming Your Way

The MIT Campaign for a Better World hits the road

Watch and Discover

Videos delve into MIT’s global impact and vision in Campaign priority areas

Providing the Opportunity

The first Brown Scholar graduates