Dava Newman Named Head of MIT Media Lab

December 23rd, 2020

Dava Newman, MIT professor of aeronautics and astronautics and former deputy administrator of NASA under Obama, will take the helm at the MIT Media Lab, known for its fusions of art and architecture.  “In a field of outstanding candidates, Professor Newman stood out for her pioneering research, wide range of multidisciplinary engagements, and exemplary leadership. She is a designer, a thinker, a maker, an engineer, an educator, a mentor, a convener, a communicator, a futurist, a humanist and, importantly, an optimist,” says Dean Hashim Sarkis.

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