MIT faculty authors

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Enjoy the selection of recent works by MIT faculty and staff authors, past and present, below.

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Counting Feminicide

Catherine D'Ignazio

April 30, 2024

From Intention to Impact

Malia C. Lazu

February 6, 2024

Dare to Invent the Future

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

November 21, 2023

An Introduction to System Safety Engineering

Nancy G. Leveson

November 14, 2023

Molecular Mechanisms in Materials

Sidney Yip

October 24, 2023

Data Feminism

Catherine D'Ignazio, Lauren F. Klein

October 3, 2023

The Work of the Future

David Autor, David A. Mindell, Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Robert M. Solow

October 3, 2023

Data Is Everybody's Business

Barbara H. Wixom, Cynthia M. Beath, Leslie Owens

September 26, 2023

Evolutionary Intelligence

W. Russell Neuman

September 26, 2023

Workforce Ecosystems

Elizabeth J. Altman, David Kiron, Jeff Schwartz, Robin Jones

April 11, 2023

Carbon Queen

Maia Weinstock

March 7, 2023

Playing Oppression

Mary Flanagan, Mikael Jakobsson

February 28, 2023

Fiscal Policy under Low Interest Rates

Olivier Blanchard

January 10, 2023

Shapes of Imagination

George Stiny

November 15, 2022


Caroline A. Jones, Natalie Bell, Selby Nimrod

November 8, 2022

Collective Wisdom

Katerina Cizek, William Uricchio, Juanita Anderson, Maria Agui Carter, Detroit Narrative Agency, Thomas Allen Harris, Maori Karmael Holmes, Richard Lachman, Louis Massiah, Cara Mertes, Sara Rafsky, Michèle Stephenson, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, Sarah Wolozin

November 1, 2022

Computational Imaging

Ayush Bhandari, Achuta Kadambi, Ramesh Raskar

October 25, 2022

"Well, Doc, You're In"

David Kaiser

October 25, 2022

Working with AI

Thomas H. Davenport, Steven M. Miller

September 27, 2022

Where Futures Converge

Robert Buderi

May 10, 2022

Computational Thinking Education in K–12

Siu-Cheung Kong, Harold Abelson

May 3, 2022

Syntax in the Treetops

Shigeru Miyagawa

May 3, 2022

The Secrets of Words

Noam Chomsky, Andrea Moro

May 3, 2022

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Martin Henz, Tobias Wrigstad, Julie Sussman

April 12, 2022

Mastering Quantum Mechanics

Barton Zwiebach

April 12, 2022

Introduction to Algorithms

Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein

April 5, 2022

Climates. Habitats. Environments.

Ute Meta Bauer

April 5, 2022

Persuading with Data

Miro Kazakoff

March 29, 2022

Global Fintech

David L. Shrier, Alex Pentland

March 8, 2022

Prosodic Theory and Practice

Jonathan Barnes, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel

February 8, 2022

Matthew Angelo Harrison

Natalie Bell, Elena Filipovic

January 4, 2022

Bond Markets, Analysis, and Strategies

Frank J. Fabozzi, Francesco A. Fabozzi

December 7, 2021

Design to Live

Azra Aksamija, Raafat Majzoub, Melina Philippou

October 19, 2021

Into the Anthropocosmos

Ariel Ekblaw, Cady Coleman

October 19, 2021

Building the New Economy

Alex Pentland, Alexander Lipton, Thomas Hardjono

October 12, 2021

Against Reduction

Noelani Arista, Sasha Costanza-Chock, Vafa Ghazavi, Suzanne Kite, Cathryn Klusmeier, Jason Edward Lewis, Archer Pechawis, Jaclyn Sawyer, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Snoweria Zhang, Kate Darling

October 5, 2021


Ritu Raman

September 14, 2021

Language in Development

Gita Martohardjono, Suzanne Flynn

August 17, 2021

A Widening Sphere

Philip N. Alexander

August 3, 2021

Urban Play

Fábio Duarte, Ricardo Álvarez

August 3, 2021

Software Design for Flexibility

Chris Hanson, Gerald Jay Sussman

March 9, 2021

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity

Arup K. Chakraborty, Andrey S. Shaw

February 16, 2021

The Next Age of Disruption

MIT Sloan Management Review

February 16, 2021

Uncertain Archives

Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, Daniela Agostinho, Annie Ring, Catherine D'Ignazio, Kristin Veel

February 2, 2021

How Humans Judge Machines

César A. Hidalgo, Diana Orghian, Jordi Albo Canals, Filipa de Almeida, Natalia Martin

February 2, 2021

Combating Inequality

Olivier Blanchard, Dani Rodrik

February 2, 2021

Workforce Education

William B. Bonvillian, Sanjay E. Sarma

February 2, 2021

Just Money

Katrin Kaufer, Lillian Steponaitis

February 2, 2021

Mercury Stories

Henrik Selin, Noelle E. Selin

October 20, 2020

Distributed Ledgers

Robert M. Townsend

October 6, 2020

Recommendation Engines

Michael Schrage

September 1, 2020

Make It Clear

Patrick Henry Winston, Gill Pratt

August 25, 2020

Bicycling Science

David Gordon Wilson, Theodor Schmidt

May 19, 2020

Making Time on Mars

Zara Mirmalek

March 31, 2020

The World as an Architectural Project

Hashim Sarkis, Roi Salgueiro Barrio, Gabriel Kozlowski

March 31, 2020

Design Justice

Sasha Costanza-Chock

March 3, 2020

Practical Finance for Operations and Supply Chain Management

Alejandro Serrano, Spyros D. Lekkakos, James B. Rice Jr.

March 3, 2020

Collaborative Society

Dariusz Jemielniak, Aleksandra Przegalinska

February 18, 2020

Quantitative Fundamentals of Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering

K. Dane Wittrup, Bruce Tidor, Benjamin J. Hackel, Casim A. Sarkar

January 7, 2020

Wave Propagation

James H. Williams Jr.

December 24, 2019

Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics

James H. Williams Jr.

December 17, 2019


Elizabeth Goldring, Ellen Sebring, Gediminas Urbonas

November 19, 2019

Being Material

Marie-Pier Boucher, Stefan Helmreich, Leila W Kinney, Skylar Tibbits, Rebecca Uchill, Evan Ziporyn

October 22, 2019

Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

Norbert Wiener, Doug Hill, Sanjoy Mitter

October 8, 2019

Handmade Pixels

Jesper Juul

October 8, 2019

A Course in Semantics

Daniel Altshuler, Terence Parsons, Roger Schwarzschild

September 3, 2019

Architecture and Action

J. Meejin Yoon, Irina Chernyakova

July 2, 2019

Inventive Minds

Marvin Minsky, Cynthia Solomon, Xiao Xiao

April 23, 2019

Evolution or Revolution?

Olivier Blanchard, Lawrence H. Summers

April 16, 2019

International Relations in the Cyber Age

Nazli Choucri, catherine D. d'ignazio

April 9, 2019

On the Brink of Paradox

Agustín Rayo

April 2, 2019

Mens et Mania

Samuel Jay Keyser, Lawrence S. Bacow

February 26, 2019

March 4

Jonathan Allen, Kurt Gottfried

February 19, 2019

Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World

Ann M. Pendleton-Jullian, John Seely Brown

December 4, 2018

Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World

Ann M. Pendleton-Jullian, John Seely Brown

December 4, 2018

Designing an Internet

catherine D. d'ignazio

October 30, 2018

What We Know about Climate Change

Kerry Emanuel, Bob Inglis

October 9, 2018

The Inversion Factor

Linda Bernardi, Sanjay E. Sarma, Kenneth Traub

September 11, 2018

Carbon Capture

Howard J. Herzog

September 11, 2018


Lynette Jones

September 4, 2018

Resonant Games

Eric Klopfer, Jason Haas, Scot Osterweil, Louisa Rosenheck, Colleen Macklin

July 17, 2018

Mathematics of Big Data

Jeremy Kepner, Hayden Jananthan, Charles E. Leiserson

July 17, 2018

Balancing Green

Yossi Sheffi, Edgar Blanco

March 9, 2018

Marine Hydrodynamics

J. N. Newman, John Grue

January 26, 2018

Advanced Manufacturing

William B. Bonvillian, Peter L. Singer

January 12, 2018

The Future

Nick Montfort

December 8, 2017

Portraits of Resilience

Daniel Jackson, David A. Karp

November 16, 2017

Programming for the Puzzled

Srini Devadas

November 3, 2017

The Largest Art

Brent D. Ryan

October 27, 2017

Active Matter

Skylar Tibbits

September 29, 2017


Marvin Minsky, Seymour A. Papert, Léon Bottou

September 22, 2017

Lifelong Kindergarten

Mitchel Resnick, Ken Robinson

August 25, 2017

Public Space? Lost and Found

Gediminas Urbonas, Ann Lui, Lucas Freeman

July 21, 2017

Designing MIT

Mark M. Jarzombek

March 24, 2017

Free Innovation

Eric von Hippel

November 18, 2016

Visual Cortex and Deep Networks

Tomaso A. Poggio, Fabio Anselmi

September 23, 2016


Caroline A. Jones, David Mather, Rebecca Uchill

September 2, 2016

Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Elting E. Morison, Rosalind Williams, Leo Marx

August 26, 2016

Analytical Methods for Dynamic Modelers

Hazhir Rahmandad, Rogelio Oliva, Nathaniel D. Osgood, George Richardson

November 13, 2015

Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics

Gerald Jay Sussman, Jack Wisdom

February 6, 2015

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!

Sasha Costanza-Chock, Manuel Castells

October 24, 2014

Category Theory for the Sciences

David I. Spivak

October 10, 2014

Brain Structure and Its Origins

Gerald E. Schneider

March 21, 2014

Phantasmal Media

D. Fox Harrell

November 8, 2013

Lonely Ideas

Loren Graham

September 13, 2013

Sustainable Urban Metabolism

Paulo Ferrão, John E. Fernández

August 30, 2013

Countless Connecting Threads

Deborah G. Douglas, Ariel Weinberg, L. Rafael Reif, Susan Hockfield, Thomas F. Peterson Jr.

June 7, 2013

Learnability and Cognition

Steven Pinker

May 24, 2013

Economy in Society

Paul Osterman

October 19, 2012

Becoming MIT

David Kaiser

September 14, 2012

Engineering a Safer World

Nancy G. Leveson

January 13, 2012

Cybernetic Revolutionaries

Eden Medina

October 28, 2011

Redesigning Leadership

John Maeda, Rebecca J Bermont

April 25, 2011

The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Edward A. Gibson, Neal J. Pearlmutter

March 25, 2011


Nicholas de Monchaux

March 18, 2011


Institute Historian T. F. Peterson, Eric Bender

March 11, 2011

Becoming MIT

David Kaiser

August 13, 2010

Mozart and Beethoven

Irving Singer

February 19, 2010

Meaning in Life

Irving Singer

December 30, 2009

Meaning in Life

Irving Singer

December 30, 2009

Simulation and Its Discontents

Sherry Turkle, William J. Clancey, Stefan Helmreich, Yanni Alexander Loukissas, Natasha Myers

April 17, 2009