Alumni in academic careers

by Chia Evers

Sept. 19, 2019

Some alumni and researchers from the Media Lab go on to start their own companies; others find success in industry; and many accept academic positions at universities and institutions worldwide. The list below highlights more than two dozen researchers associated with the Lab within the past two years who have gone on to an academic career.

Recent Alumni (in alphabetical order)

  • Abdullah Almaatouq: Assistant Professor of Information Technology, MIT Sloan School 
  • Edmond Awad: Lecturer, University of Exeter 
  • Ayush Bhandari: Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London  
  • Erhardt Graeff: Assistant Professor of Social and Computer Science, Olin College of Engineering 
  • Jennifer Jacobs: Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Technology and Computer Science, University of California Santa Barbara 
  • Achuta Kadambi: Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of California at Los Angeles 
  • Cindy Hsin Liu Kao: Assistant Professor of Design + Environmental Analysis, field faculty in Information Science, Cornell University 
  • Sang-won Leigh: Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Industrial Design 
  • Nathan Matias: Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University
  • Akane Sano: Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University
  • Misha Sra: Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of California Santa Barbara 
  • Akito van Troyer: Assistant Professor in Electronic Production and Design, Berklee College of Music
  • Lining Yao: Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science 

Recent Postdocs

  • Shahar Alon: Bar Ilan University 
  • Erica Jung: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois Chicago 
  • Grace Leslie: Assistant Professor of Music Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Deblina Sarkar: Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab 
  • Dana Solav: Technion Israel Institute of Technology 
  • Lijun Sun: Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University 
  • Katia Vega: Assistant Professor, Department of Design, University of California Davis College of Letters and Science 
  • Soroush Vosoughi: Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth* 
  • Yongxin (Leon) Zhao: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University 

Recent Research Scientists and Affiliates

  • Amon Millner: Associate Professor of Computing and Innovation, Olin College of Engineering*
  • Kevin Moerman: Lecturer, Engineering & Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye: Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Imperial College London*
  • Nadya Peek: Assistant Professor, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), University of Washington*
  • Erez Shmueli: Senior Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tel-Aviv University

* Also received PhD from Program in Media Arts and Sciences