MIT faculty authors

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MIT-affiliated authors publish field-defining work like Introduction to Algorithms, written by Thomas Cormen and coauthored by MIT professors Charles E. Leiserson and Ronald L. Rivest—which is one of the most widely used computer science textbooks in the world, with over 1 million copies in print. Our authors cast spotlights on much-needed change in the world, as with Women and Leadership coauthored by alumna and 2022 MIT commencement speaker Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and translate the latest research from academia into bite-sized accessible introductions in Essential Knowledge series titles like Biofabrication by Ritu Raman or The Future by Nick Montfort.

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

"The Press is a major enhancer of MIT's influence and reputation in scholarship and education. For MIT researchers it's a channel to commercial publishing that's fully consistent with the Institute's leadership position and academic standards. For the world, it's a window into MIT that exhibits our leadership and innovation.”

Hal Abelson, Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT and four-time author with the MIT Press

Workforce Ecosystems

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

2023-04-11

Carbon Queen

Maia Weinstock

2023-03-07

Playing Oppression

Mary Flanagan, Mikael Jakobsson

2023-02-28

Fiscal Policy under Low Interest Rates

Olivier Blanchard

2023-01-10

Shapes of Imagination

George Stiny

2022-11-15

Symbionts

Caroline A. Jones, Natalie Bell, Selby Nimrod

2022-11-08

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

2022-11-01

Computational Imaging

Ayush Bhandari, Achuta Kadambi, Ramesh Raskar

2022-10-25

"Well, Doc, You're In"

David Kaiser

2022-10-25

Working with AI

Thomas H. Davenport, Steven M. Miller

2022-09-27

Where Futures Converge

Robert Buderi

2022-05-10

Syntax in the Treetops

Shigeru Miyagawa

2022-05-03

Computational Thinking Education in K–12

Siu-Cheung Kong, Harold Abelson

2022-05-03

The Secrets of Words

Noam Chomsky, Andrea Moro

2022-05-03

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

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

2022-04-12

Mastering Quantum Mechanics

Barton Zwiebach

2022-04-12

Introduction to Algorithms

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

2022-04-05

Climates. Habitats. Environments.

Ute Meta Bauer

2022-04-05

Persuading with Data

Miro Kazakoff

2022-03-29

Global Fintech

David L. Shrier, Alex Pentland

2022-03-08

Prosodic Theory and Practice

Jonathan Barnes, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel

2022-02-08

The Work of the Future

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

2022-01-25

Matthew Angelo Harrison

Natalie Bell, Elena Filipovic

2022-01-04

Bond Markets, Analysis, and Strategies

Frank J. Fabozzi, Francesco A. Fabozzi

2021-12-07

Design to Live

Azra Aksamija, Raafat Majzoub, Melina Philippou

2021-10-19

Into the Anthropocosmos

Ariel Ekblaw, Cady Coleman

2021-10-19

Building the New Economy

Alex Pentland, Alexander Lipton, Thomas Hardjono

2021-10-12

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

2021-10-05

Biofabrication

Ritu Raman

2021-09-14

Language in Development

Gita Martohardjono, Suzanne Flynn

2021-08-17

A Widening Sphere

Philip N. Alexander

2021-08-03

Urban Play

Fábio Duarte, Ricardo Álvarez

2021-08-03

Redesigning AI

Daron Acemoglu

2021-05-25

Software Design for Flexibility

Chris Hanson, Gerald Jay Sussman

2021-03-09

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity

Arup K. Chakraborty, Andrey S. Shaw

2021-02-16

The Next Age of Disruption

MIT Sloan Management Review

2021-02-16

Uncertain Archives

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

2021-02-02

How Humans Judge Machines

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

2021-02-02

Workforce Education

William B. Bonvillian, Sanjay E. Sarma

2021-02-02

Just Money

Katrin Kaufer, Lillian Steponaitis

2021-02-02

Combating Inequality

Olivier Blanchard, Dani Rodrik

2021-02-02

Mercury Stories

Henrik Selin, Noelle E. Selin

2020-10-20

Distributed Ledgers

Robert M. Townsend

2020-10-06

Recommendation Engines

Michael Schrage

2020-09-01

Make It Clear

Patrick Henry Winston, Gill Pratt

2020-08-25

Bicycling Science

David Gordon Wilson, Theodor Schmidt

2020-05-19

Making Time on Mars

Zara Mirmalek

2020-03-31

Data Feminism

Catherine D'Ignazio, Lauren F. Klein

2020-03-10

Design Justice

Sasha Costanza-Chock

2020-03-03

Practical Finance for Operations and Supply Chain Management

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

2020-03-03

Collaborative Society

Dariusz Jemielniak, Aleksandra Przegalinska

2020-02-18

Quantitative Fundamentals of Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering

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

2020-01-07

Wave Propagation

James H., Williams Jr.

2019-12-24

Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics

James H., Williams Jr.

2019-12-17

Centerbook

Elizabeth Goldring, Ellen Sebring, Gediminas Urbonas

2019-11-19

Being Material

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

2019-10-22

Handmade Pixels

Jesper Juul

2019-10-08

Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

Norbert Wiener, Doug Hill, Sanjoy Mitter

2019-10-08

A Course in Semantics

Daniel Altshuler, Terence Parsons, Roger Schwarzschild

2019-09-03

Architecture and Action

J. Meejin Yoon, Irina Chernyakova

2019-07-02

Inventive Minds

Marvin Minsky, Cynthia Solomon, Xiao Xiao

2019-04-23

Evolution or Revolution?

Olivier Blanchard, Lawrence H. Summers

2019-04-16

International Relations in the Cyber Age

Nazli Choucri, David D. Clark

2019-04-09

On the Brink of Paradox

Agustín Rayo

2019-04-02

Mens et Mania

Samuel Jay Keyser, Lawrence S. Bacow

2019-02-26

March 4

Jonathan Allen, Kurt Gottfried

2019-02-19

Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World

Ann M. Pendleton-Jullian, John Seely Brown

2018-12-04

Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World

Ann M. Pendleton-Jullian, John Seely Brown

2018-12-04

Designing an Internet

David D. Clark

2018-10-30

What We Know about Climate Change

Kerry Emanuel, Bob Inglis

2018-10-09

The Inversion Factor

Linda Bernardi, Sanjay E. Sarma, Kenneth Traub

2018-09-11

Carbon Capture

Howard J. Herzog

2018-09-11

Haptics

Lynette Jones

2018-09-04

Resonant Games

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

2018-07-17

Mathematics of Big Data

Jeremy Kepner, Hayden Jananthan, Charles E. Leiserson

2018-07-17

Balancing Green

Yossi Sheffi, Edgar Blanco

2018-03-09

Marine Hydrodynamics

J. N. Newman, John Grue

2018-01-26

Advanced Manufacturing

William B. Bonvillian, Peter L. Singer

2018-01-12

The Future

Nick Montfort

2017-12-08

Portraits of Resilience

Daniel Jackson, David A. Karp

2017-11-16

Programming for the Puzzled

Srini Devadas

2017-11-03

The Largest Art

Brent D. Ryan

2017-10-27

Global Dystopias

Junot Díaz

2017-10-27

Active Matter

Skylar Tibbits

2017-09-29

Perceptrons

Marvin Minsky, Seymour A. Papert, Léon Bottou

2017-09-22

Lifelong Kindergarten

Mitchel Resnick, Ken Robinson

2017-08-25

Public Space? Lost and Found

Gediminas Urbonas, Ann Lui, Lucas Freeman

2017-07-21

Designing MIT

Mark M. Jarzombek

2017-03-24

Free Innovation

Eric von Hippel

2016-11-18

Visual Cortex and Deep Networks

Tomaso A. Poggio, Fabio Anselmi

2016-09-23

Experience

Caroline A. Jones, David Mather, Rebecca Uchill

2016-09-02

Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Elting E. Morison, Rosalind Williams, Leo Marx

2016-08-26

Analytical Methods for Dynamic Modelers

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

2015-11-13

Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics

Gerald Jay Sussman, Jack Wisdom

2015-02-06

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!

Sasha Costanza-Chock, Manuel Castells

2014-10-24

Category Theory for the Sciences

David I. Spivak

2014-10-10

Brain Structure and Its Origins

Gerald E. Schneider

2014-03-21

Phantasmal Media

D. Fox Harrell

2013-11-08

Lonely Ideas

Loren Graham

2013-09-13

Sustainable Urban Metabolism

Paulo Ferrão, John E. Fernández

2013-08-30

Countless Connecting Threads

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

2013-06-07

Learnability and Cognition

Steven Pinker

2013-05-24

Economy in Society

Paul Osterman

2012-10-19

Becoming MIT

David Kaiser

2012-09-14

Engineering a Safer World

Nancy G. Leveson

2012-01-13

Cybernetic Revolutionaries

Eden Medina

2011-10-28

Redesigning Leadership

John Maeda, Rebecca J Bermont

2011-04-25

Mens et Mania

Samuel Jay Keyser, Lawrence S. Bacow

2011-03-25

Spacesuit

Nicholas de Monchaux

2011-03-18

Nightwork

Institute Historian T. F. Peterson, Eric Bender

2011-03-11

Becoming MIT

David Kaiser

2010-08-13

Mozart and Beethoven

Irving Singer

2010-02-19

Meaning in Life

Irving Singer

2009-12-30

Meaning in Life

Irving Singer

2009-12-30

Simulation and Its Discontents

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

2009-04-17

The Nature of Love

Irving Singer

2009-02-27

The Nature of Love

Irving Singer

2009-02-20

The Nature of Love

Irving Singer

2009-02-20

Racing the Beam

Nick Montfort, Ian Bogost

2009-01-09

Notes on the Underground

Rosalind Williams

2008-04-11