learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally Re…
Looking beyond smart cities
MIT City Science has developed an international network of cooperative City Science LabsWe are developing concepts and key technology that …
Enhancing human physical capability
The City Science Network is a collaboration of institutions + researchers sharing a the goal of enabling more livable, equitable communities
A distributed sensing system for managing water resources in informal communities.
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
The Power of WITHOUT is a research theme in the City Science group. The theme proposes that heavy infrastructure solutions are not financia…
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning cha…
Following The Power of Without agenda, the City Science group proposes the Technologies Toolkit. This research aims to translate the knowle…
In a post for the MIT Governance Lab, Media Lab grad student Leonard Francis Vibbi discusses his recent work in Sierra Leone.
Media Lab alum David Sengeh, now the Minister of Education for Sierra Leone, talks about efforts to transform their educational system.
One of the six research methods used by the Space Enabled research group is creating models of complex systems by drawing on techniques fro…
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Reid, Jack (2023). Using Earth Observation-Informed Modeling to Inform Sustainable Development Decision-Making (Doctoral dissertation). Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Transforming data into knowledge
Dr. Shah and his research lab at MIT has significant expertise and motivation to bring problems from the clinic and society into the labora…
Creating technology for social change
Named Human Rights & Technology Fellow by MIT Center for International Studies, and a Rising Star by UChicago Center for Data & Computing.
With(in) is a multi-stage project that includes an exhibit, installation, qualitative exploration, and visual storytelling.This is a s…
Babio, Guadalupe. Nuclear, A Climate Opportunity: Investigating decentralized energy networks for new urban environments. Diss. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021.
Following The Power of Without agenda, the City Science group proposes the Informality Crowdsourced Database. This platform …
Seventy percent of nations have deep-sea environments within their maritime Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), yet only 16 percent of them ar…
The Māori of Aotearoa (New Zealand) have a long and deep connection to their island and ocean ecosystem. Concepts such as rā…
Advincula, Larson 2021. With(in): Three women, three informal settlements, and the rituals of the meal as a microcosm of urban life.
Gihan, Eva, and MamaG's homes.
Only a few weeks before the trip to meet MamaG in Port Harcourt, we learned of her husband’s unexpected death. Our plans quickly shifted to…
Gihan moved to Ezbet Khairallah not long ago. Escaping from an abusive marriage, she bravely left home in upper Egypt with her three kids —…
With(in)captured a fragment of Eva, Gihan, MamaG and their communities’ stories. The nature of this work poses challenges for retelling the…
Countries and cities around the world have resorted to unprecedented mobility restrictions to combat COVID-19 transmission. Here we exploit…
Heroy Samuel, Loaiza Isabella, Pentland Alex and O’Clery Neave 2021COVID-19 policy analysis: labour structure dictates lockdown mobility behaviourJ. R. Soc. Interface.182020103520201035
Saa, I.L., Novak, M., Morales, A.J. et al. Looking for a better future: modeling migrant mobility. Appl Netw Sci 5, 70 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41109-020-00308-9
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
Public talk outlines ambitious plans to make his nation a hub for technology and innovation.
Every 98 seconds, a person in the United States is sexually abused. Every 16 hours, a woman in the United States is murdered by her ro…
How to distill meaning from complex everyday experiences.
Suppose that one could put a connected, portable computer into the hands of all the children of the world who lack access to the kind of ed…
Industrial development is the process by which economies learn how to produce new products and services. But how do economies learn? And wh…
Jian Gao, Bogang Jun, Alex Pentland, Tao Zhou, and Cesar A. Hidalgo. Collective Learning in China's Regional Economic Development. arXiv:1703.01369, 2017.
This article originally appeared in the MIT News. Visit the link for more details.For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts Univer…
How we can understand human behavior (rationality, semi-rationality, bounded rationality, and just plain irrationality) in day-to-day behaviors, and in particular in electronic environments.