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PhD candidate Thomas Milnes explains his thesis research: the development of novel hardware and software techniques -- such as "digital aperture" and "programmable deconvolution" -- for the field of light field imaging.
Department Head Gang Chen responds to his ALS ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
As overpopulation and lack of rainfall fuel a crisis-level need in rural India for affordable drinking water, PhD candidate Natasha Wright and Assistant Professor Amos Winter work to design a low-cost desalination system, guided by insight from their extensive in-the-field research.
Graduate student Maher Damak won the 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize in the graduate "Eat It!" category for his work making pesticides stickier to reduce runoff that contaminates the environment.
MIT Smart Manufacturing Leadership Program led by Brian Anthony provides education and hands-on experience to leaders at manufacturing giant Arconic.
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