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2011 News in Brief



20th anniversary of JR East Professorship celebrated

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JR East logoMIT and the East Japan Railway Company celebrated the 20th anniversary of the East Japan Railway Company Professorship Oct. 13 with a reception at the MIT Faculty Club. Joseph M. Sussman, the JR East Professor in CEE and the Engineering Systems Division (ESD), has held the chair since its establishment in 1991. Sussman, who is currently serving as interim director of ESD; Mr. Masaki Ogata, executive vice president of JR East; and Professor Claude Canizares, MIT vice president for research and associate provost, spoke at the afternoon celebration.