Jack Reid

Space Enabled
  • Research Assistant

Howdy! I am a doctoral student in the Space Enabled group here at the Media Lab, though I have been at MIT for a few prior joining the group. In June 2018, I completed a dual masters in AeroAstro and the Technology & Policy Program. My research focuses on the use of earth observation imagery for sustainable development, and, in that endeavor, I pull from systems engineering, complex systems, and the policies that relate to them. My undergraduate degrees were in mechanical engineering and philosophy, both at Texas A&M University.

I am involved with science and graduate student policy through both MIT's Science Policy Initiative and the Graduate Student Council's External Affairs Board. Over the past few years, I have also dabbled in other forms of advocacy, including serving as the graduate student representative on MIT's Open Access Task Force and as one of the two graduate students on the Media Lab's Governance Working Group. My spouse and I spent several years as Graduate Resident Advisors at one of MIT's independent living groups, pika, a place that is near and dear to my heart. Through these activities I hav… View full description

Howdy! I am a doctoral student in the Space Enabled group here at the Media Lab, though I have been at MIT for a few prior joining the group. In June 2018, I completed a dual masters in AeroAstro and the Technology & Policy Program. My research focuses on the use of earth observation imagery for sustainable development, and, in that endeavor, I pull from systems engineering, complex systems, and the policies that relate to them. My undergraduate degrees were in mechanical engineering and philosophy, both at Texas A&M University.

I am involved with science and graduate student policy through both MIT's Science Policy Initiative and the Graduate Student Council's External Affairs Board. Over the past few years, I have also dabbled in other forms of advocacy, including serving as the graduate student representative on MIT's Open Access Task Force and as one of the two graduate students on the Media Lab's Governance Working Group. My spouse and I spent several years as Graduate Resident Advisors at one of MIT's independent living groups, pika, a place that is near and dear to my heart. Through these activities I have had the good fortune to interact with people from all over the MIT community and have been enjoying getting to know one of the most unique components of that community, the Media Lab, better.

Links to a publications and project page are below.  My github page is https://github.com/jackreid (look under the starred tab for some of my project repositories).  A resume/cv is available here: https://github.com/jackreid/public-resume/tree/main