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Antoine Allanore Assistant Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Charles Cooney Professor

Chemical Engineering

Richard de Neufville Professor

Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Esther Duflo Professor


Charles Fine Professor

Sloan School of Management

Ahmed Ghoniem Professor

Mechanical Engineering

David Hsu Assistant Professor

Urban Studies & Planning

Grégoire Jacquot Graduate Student

Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Valerie Karplus Assistant Professor

Sloan School of Management

Janelle Knox-Hayes Associate Professor

MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change; Urban Studies & Planning

Kent Larson Principal Research Scientist

MIT Media Lab

Dharik Mallapragada Research Scientist

MIT Energy Initiative

Leslie Norford Professor


Rajeev Ram Associate Director and Professor

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Apurba Sakti Research Scientist

MIT Energy Initiative

Robert Stoner Deputy Director for Science and Technology

MIT Energy Initiative

Lawrence Susskind Professor

Urban Studies & Planning

James Wescoat Professor


Jinhua Zhao Associate Professor

Urban Studies & Planning