Infrastructure monitoring in communications-constrained areas

By René Andrés García Franceschini ’19 During one of the first weeks of the fall semester of my junior year, I had a call with Andrew Weinert, a researcher at the Lincoln Laboratory, to try to narrow down what my SuperUROP project would be. Weinert works on the use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUASs) [...]

There’s a 30% Chance that it’s Already Raining: Inside a CEE Capstone Project

By Rachel Galowich ’18 and Jill Dressler ’18 Your two favorite blogging seniors are back! In our last post, Jill gave a great introduction into the background and significance of our project. With our next two posts, we hope to dive a little deeper into the computer science going on behind the scenes. Jill and [...]

Abroad in Israel: Halfway done

By Amy Vogel ’20 I am about to start the 8th week of my internship... it is crazy to think that my time at the Technion is more than halfway over! But on the other hand, I feel like I have already accomplished a lot. Between the two of us, Omar and I have nearly [...]

Abroad in Israel: HOT lane networks and exploring Israel

By Amy Vogel ‘20 I can't believe I've already been at the Technion for five weeks; the time is flying by! I've just returned from a week of vacation for Passover, but the weeks leading up to the holiday were like (literally) running a marathon! Me after running the "Technion Marathon," a 5K race that [...]

So, What Exactly is Machine Learning?: Inside a CEE Capstone Project

By Jill Dressler ’18 and Rachel Galowich ’18 Machine learning is a 21st century buzzword, but what does it really mean? When we sat down in Professor Saurabh Amin’s office to first begin discussing our senior capstone project, machine learning sounded like a concept from another planet, a field that only computer scientists could enter. [...]

Abroad in Israel: Settling in and learning the ropes

By Amy Vogel ’20 I have been in Israel now for about 3 weeks, and loving every minute of it. After I got off the plane, I got to spend a few nice days with my family in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem before heading up to Haifa. We celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim together, [...]

A Semester in Hong Kong

Hi! My name is Grace. I’m a junior studying civil engineering and this past fall I studied abroad in Hong Kong at the University of Hong Kong. It was one of the most exciting places I’ve ever experienced! Some differences that I noticed in particular were classes, cuisine, culture. Three C’s! My classes at HKU [...]

MIT-Imperial Exchange: Connecting experimental and theoretical research

By Milani Chatterji-Len Over the past eight weeks, I have had the amazing opportunity to work at Imperial College of London in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As the program comes to a close, I am working to wrap up my project on flood forecasting using water level sensors. I am lucky to [...]

MIT-Imperial Exchange: An immersive academic and cultural experience

By Milani Chatterji-Len This summer, I am participating in the MIT-Imperial Exchange, in which I am conducting research in the Environmental and Water Resource Engineering section of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. There is a diverse array of exciting ongoing projects in this section of the university; researchers are looking into everything from urban [...]

Summer in Santiago: Collaborating on Urban Mobility

By Christine Langston During my first week and my fourth week here in Santiago, I attended two ‘talleres,’ or workshops, put on by the Chilean Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication (MTT, not to be confused with MIT) and a consulting firm. These workshops brought about 30 transportation industry professionals together to discuss ways we could [...]