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Joel Moses PhD ’67

Institute Professor, 1999 - present

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Systems

 

Institute Professor, 1999 - present

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Systems

 


Joel Moses PhD ’67 
Institute Professor, 1999 - present
Provost 1995–1998 
Dean of the School of Engineering 1991 – 1995
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Systems
Acting Director, Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development

Joel Moses earned a PhD in mathematics at MIT in 1967. Since that time, his interests have focused on computer science, artificial intelligence, and engineering systems. He began his career as a professor in Course 6, which at the time was called Electrical Engineering and is now Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He later became chair of the department, dean of the School of Engineering, and MIT's provost. He is currently one of just 13 Institute Professors and is acting director of the Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development. 

Highlights from this interview include:

  • Description of how his work in mathematics contributed to research in other fields.
  • How work achieved with people outside of the Department of Mathematics broadened his own research.
  • Working at Lincoln Laboratory during the Vietnam War.  
  • Overview of the many roles he has played at the Institute from student to Institute Professor.
  • Discussion of how effective his administrative agenda has been in creating a stronger department and school.
  • Efforts made to combine the electrical engineering and computer science departments.

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