- Affective Computing
MS 2012; PhD 2016
Chief Product and Technology Officer and Co-Founder, The Sync Project
Yadid worked for many corporations (startups and enterprise) managing engineering teams for a period of 12 years before the Media Lab. His most recent position prior to the lab was Director of Software at PMC-Sierra, an S&P500 semiconductor company. Ultimately, Yadid knew he would start a company after graduating. He co-founded The Sync Project in which they are developing a platform to utilize music as precision medicine.
How did your experience at the Lab influence your next step?
Being part of the lab and interacting with other forward thinkers helped me to sharpen my focus on solving "big" problems that will have significant societal impact.
1. Don't let anyone get in the way of following your passion. 2. Some of the best courses at MIT aren't necessarily linked to your research immediately, but will have a significant positive impact on your work.