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Rosalind Picard elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Natasha Jaques

Rosalind Picard is among the 86 new members and 18 foreign members  elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on February 7, 2019.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.  Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."

Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE's annual meeting in Washington, DC on October 6, 2019.  

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Andy Ryan

Rosalind Picard, professor and director of affective computing research, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  For contributions to affective and wearable computing.

Other new NAE members from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology include:

  • Richard D. Braatz, Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering, chemical engineering department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  For contributions to diagnosis and control of large-scale and molecular processes for materials, microelectronics, and pharmaceuticals manufacturing.
  • Gareth H. McKinley, mechanical engineering department, School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  For contributions in rheology, understanding of complex fluid dynamical instabilities, and interfacial engineering of super-repellent textured surfaces.
  • Robert T. Morris, professor, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  For contributions to programmable network routers, wireless mesh networks, and networked computer systems.
  • Christopher A. Schuh, department head and professor, materials science and engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.  For contributions to design science and application of nanocrystalline metals.
  • Christine A. Wang, senior staff scientist, Laser Technology and Applications Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Mass.  For contributions to epitaxial crystal growth of III-V compound semiconductors and design of organometallic vapor-phase epitaxy reactors.

Congratulations to all!

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