Graduate student Janelle Heslop featured in MIT Spectrum

March 15th, 20192019 News in Brief

CEE and Sloan School of Management Graduate student Janelle Heslop is in her final year of the Leaders for Global Operations Program (LGO). She was featured in MIT Spectrum, discussing her passion for working at the intersection of environmentalism and business. Read more here.

CEE and Sloan School of Management Graduate student Janelle Heslop is in her final year of the Leaders for Global Operations Program (LGO). She was featured in MIT Spectrum, discussing her passion for working at the intersection of environmentalism and business. Read more here.

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CEE hosts annual research speed dating event

March 15th, 20192019 News in Brief

On February 15, 2019, CEE hosted their annual research speed dating event that brought together faculty, postdocs, undergraduates, graduates and research scientists to present their research findings and objectives. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion and digital poster session, fostering intradepartmental collaboration and discussion of future efforts to solve global issues. Read more on MIT News.

On February 15, 2019, CEE hosted their annual research speed dating event that brought together faculty, postdocs, undergraduates, graduates and research scientists to present their research findings and objectives. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion and digital poster session, fostering intradepartmental collaboration and discussion of future efforts to solve global issues. Read more on MIT News.

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CEE Visiting scientist Dr. Judah Cohen and Professor of Biology Ernest Fraenkel win subseasonal climate forecast rodeo competition

March 15th, 20192019 News in Brief

scientist Dr. Judah Cohen collaborated with Professor of Biological Engineering Ernest Fraenkel, two Stanford University PhD students and a Microsoft researcher in a Subseasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo Competition and won first place in 3 out of 4 temperature forecasting categories. The researchers created a climate model combining historical weather pattern recognition and machine learning in order to produce real-time predictions of temperature and precipitation anomalies 2 - 6 weeks in advance for the Western United States. Read more on MIT News.

scientist Dr. Judah Cohen collaborated with Professor of Biological Engineering Ernest Fraenkel, two Stanford University PhD students and a Microsoft researcher in a Subseasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo Competition and won first place in 3 out of 4 temperature forecasting categories. The researchers created a climate model combining historical weather pattern recognition and machine learning in order to produce real-time predictions of temperature and precipitation anomalies 2 – 6 weeks in advance for the Western United States. Read more on MIT News.

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Professor Oral Buyukozturk delivers plenary lecture at the 2019 Gulf Conference in Kuwait on Sustainable Built Environment

March 15th, 20192019 News in Brief

From March 10 - 13, Professor Oral Buyukozturk delivered the plenary lecture at the 2019 Gulf Conference in Kuwait entitled “Roadmap for Sustainable Built Environment: a science-based multidisciplinary research.” The conference was the result of the successful completion of the first MIT - Kuwait multidisciplinary signature project in which Buyukozturk was the Principal Investigator involving a total of 61 researchers, 24 from MIT and 37 from Kuwait. Buyukozturk led a group of 3 faculty members and 5 postdocs and students who presented 8 technical papers in the conference. The group held 3 international workshops on sustainable materials, energy, and infrastructure sensing and monitoring. The conference also featured MIT Associate Provost Professor Richard K. Lester, who presented the opening plenary talk.  

From March 10 – 13, Professor Oral Buyukozturk delivered the plenary lecture at the 2019 Gulf Conference in Kuwait entitled “Roadmap for Sustainable Built Environment: a science-based multidisciplinary research.” The conference was the result of the successful completion of the first MIT – Kuwait multidisciplinary signature project in which Buyukozturk was the Principal Investigator involving a total of 61 researchers, 24 from MIT and 37 from Kuwait. Buyukozturk led a group of 3 faculty members and 5 postdocs and students who presented 8 technical papers in the conference. The group held 3 international workshops on sustainable materials, energy, and infrastructure sensing and monitoring. The conference also featured MIT Associate Provost Professor Richard K. Lester, who presented the opening plenary talk.

 

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Research on the camouflaging characteristics of squid featured in New York Times

March 8th, 20192019 News in Brief

McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Markus Buehler and the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) was featured in the New York Times for their research about the camouflaging characteristics of squid. Due to tiny pockets of pigment and reflectors made of protein, squid are able to rapidly produce a wide range of colors in its environment. These qualities can be found in peacocks and butterflies as well. Read more here.

McAfee Professor of Engineering and Department Head Markus Buehler and the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics (LAMM) was featured in the New York Times for their research about the camouflaging characteristics of squid. Due to tiny pockets of pigment and reflectors made of protein, squid are able to rapidly produce a wide range of colors in its environment. These qualities can be found in peacocks and butterflies as well. Read more here.

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Sarah Fletcher receives 2019 American Water Works Association Academic Achievement award for Best Doctoral Thesis

March 8th, 20192019 News in Brief

Postdoctoral associate Sarah Fletcher received the 2019 American Water Works Association Academic Achievement award for Best Doctoral Thesis on “Learning and flexibility for water supply infrastructure planning under diverse uncertainties.” The award recognizes contributions within the field of public water supply. Read more here.

Postdoctoral associate Sarah Fletcher received the 2019 American Water Works Association Academic Achievement award for Best Doctoral Thesis on “Learning and flexibility for water supply infrastructure planning under diverse uncertainties.” The award recognizes contributions within the field of public water supply. Read more here.

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