Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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Updates from campus: Read messages from MIT’s leaders regarding recent events on campus, sharing relevant policies, and correcting misinformation.
Over 2,000 years ago, the Greek mathematician Euclid, known as the father of geometry, changed how we think about shapes. Now Justin Solomon is applying modern geometric techniques to problems in computer vision, machine learning, and statistics.
Things got “WILD!” in Kresge Auditorium this week: That’s the theme of this year’s 2.009 (Product Engineering Processes) senior capstone course. It also describes the energy of the capacity crowd at the course’s annual product prototype launch event.
Deep neural networks are showing promise as models of human hearing: A new BCS study has found that computational models trained to perform auditory tasks display an internal organization that’s similar to that of the human auditory cortex.
Via @mitalumni on Instagram: “As part of three Serve & Celebrate events, MIT alumni built picnic tables at an urban farm in Houston, Texas; cleaned up La Jolla Beach in San Diego, California; and prepared school backpacks for low-income kids in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”
Engineers have developed a robotic replica of the heart’s right ventricle that mimics the real thing’s beating and pumping actions. The realistic model could aid the development of better heart implants and shed light on understudied heart disorders.
Miranda McClellan ’18, MEng ’19 has been awarded a 2025 Schwarzman Scholarship. The computer scientist will study global affairs at Tsinghua University in China.
Anushree Chaudhuri and Rupert Li will pursue graduate studies in the UK as MIT’s newest Marshall Scholars. “These students are truly amazing!” says Will Broadhead, co-chair of the Institute’s Presidential Committee on Distinguished Fellowships.
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