Fadel Adib

Signal Kinetics
  • Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
  • Sony Career Development Professor of Media Arts and Sciences

Fadel Adib is an Assistant Professor at MIT and the founding director of the Signal Kinetics research group at the MIT Media Lab. His group explores and develops new technologies and algorithms for wireless sensing, communications, and networking with a focus on autonomous systems and biomedical sensing. Before joining MIT as a faculty, Fadel received his Master’s and PhD from MIT, and his bachelor's degree from the American University of Beirut.

Fadel's research has been identified as one of the 50 ways MIT has transformed Computer Science over the past 50 years. His work has been featured in major media outlets including BBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. He was named to the Forbes’ list of 30 under 30 and MIT Technology Review’s list of the world's top 35 innovators under 35. His theses won the Sprowls Award for best PhD dissertation in Computer Science at MIT, the ACM SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award, and the William A Martin Memorial award for best Master’s thesis in Computer Science at MIT. He is also the recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award, the Google Fac… View full description

Fadel Adib is an Assistant Professor at MIT and the founding director of the Signal Kinetics research group at the MIT Media Lab. His group explores and develops new technologies and algorithms for wireless sensing, communications, and networking with a focus on autonomous systems and biomedical sensing. Before joining MIT as a faculty, Fadel received his Master’s and PhD from MIT, and his bachelor's degree from the American University of Beirut.

Fadel's research has been identified as one of the 50 ways MIT has transformed Computer Science over the past 50 years. His work has been featured in major media outlets including BBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. He was named to the Forbes’ list of 30 under 30 and MIT Technology Review’s list of the world's top 35 innovators under 35. His theses won the Sprowls Award for best PhD dissertation in Computer Science at MIT, the ACM SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award, and the William A Martin Memorial award for best Master’s thesis in Computer Science at MIT. He is also the recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award, the Google Faculty Research Award, the Sony Career Development Chair, the AUB Distinguished Young Alumnus Award,  the CACM 2018 Research Highlights, the CHI 2015 Honorable Mention Award, and the MobiCom 2014 Best Demo Award.

Fadel was invited to demo his research in numerous venues including to President Obama at the White House and at the UK House of Lords. Currently, his research is being commercialized by a startup called Emerald Innovations, and it is being used in clinical studies at major US hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Medical Center.