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Junot Diaz (left) and the cover of his book "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

MIT professor Junot Diaz's "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" named one of The New York Times' "100 Best Books of the 21st Century

The Times wrote that Diaz's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2007 novel "[dazzled] critics and prize juries with its mix of Dominican history, coming-of-age tale, comic-book tropes, Tolkien geekery and Spanglish slang."

Christopher Maynard with runners ups, Sadie Zacharek (far left), a PhD candidate in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Siddhu Pachipala (far right), an undergraduate majoring in economics and political science.

Envisioning a future in which AI can decode whale song 

An imaginative essay about a fictional breakthrough human-to-animal translation software wins this year’s Envisioning the Future of Computing Prize competition. 

David Autor (left) and Daniel Rubinfeld

David Autor named the inaugural Daniel (1972) and Gail Rubinfeld Professor in Economics

The new professorship will enable continued economics scholarship and help the chairholder train and support future economists.

MIT SHASS Advanced Degree Ceremony Interviews

In this video, advanced degree students from across SHASS programs talk about their experiences and what's next as they continue their professional journeys.

Professor Ashesh Rambachan (right) confers with a student following an Algorithms and Behavioral Science class.

A data-driven approach to making better choices

In the new economics course 14.163 (Algorithms and Behavioral Science), students investigate the deployment of machine-learning tools and their potential to understand people, reduce bias, and improve society.

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