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MIT TALKS sets out to bring you the stories that shape the people of MIT. Have you ever wondered what brought someone to MIT, to do the work they do, what challenges they might have faced, and what influenced them along the way?Co-hosts Dana Attar, Vyda Bielkus, and Sarah Trice bring you their stories on this engaging and inspiring podcast series. Tune In! Listen! Learn! Grow!
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In this episode, Ayr Muir the founder of Clover Food Lab shares his journey from graduating from MIT with a Bachelor's and Master's in Materials Science & Engineering to becoming a leading food entrepreneur.  Ayr is the founder of Clover Food Lab, a fast, casual, vegetarian food chain that continues to grow.  Clover was inspired by Ayr's desire to make lasting positive improvement on the environment.  Listen and learn how a purpose driven mission built an incredible business and life.
In this episode of MIT Talks, the highly celebrated professor Regina Barzilay discusses her inspiring personal journey that shaped her career. Regina is a Delta Electronics professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests are in natural language processing, and applications of deep learning to chemistry and oncology. She is a recipient of various awards including the prestigious Macarther grant, also known as the “genius grant”
In this episode, Andrew Lo shares some insights from his journey with innovation. Through his work, Lo utilizes financial engineering to tackle some of the greatest challenges we are facing today such as Cancer, Climate Change, the Financial Markets, the Pandemic and its associated economic challenges and opportunities. Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, a Professor of Finance, and the Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
In this episode, James Rhee discusses how we can drive both positive revenue and positive social impact through conscious compassion and empowering people. James is an impact investor, CEO, senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and has recently been appointed Johnson Chair of Entrepreneurship as well as Senior Adviser to the newly endowed Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership at Howard University. 
Dr. Angelique Adams is an engineer with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, operations, strategy, and innovation most recently serving as the Chief Innovation Officer at multi-billion dollar European steelmaker, Aperam. She has a Ph.D. from Penn State and an MBA from MIT.   In this episode Dr. Adams discuss her book "Women in STEM" and her personal journey. 
Sonal Singh & Jim Peranio Founders of Spatio Metrics share their personal and professional journey of being an entrepreneur.    Architecture affects our health. Spatio Metrics generate spatial data, visualize it, and reveal ways to improve operational efficiency and well-being.
Andrew McAfee

Andrew McAfee

2021-04-0736:11

Andrew McAfee is the Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  In this episode of MIT TALKS, he shares his experience of what it was like for him to speak at TED, what his new revealing book is about, and what he does to challenge himself in his downtime!
Introduction to MIT TALKS new season and co-hosts
Host Gayatri Aryan talks to Prof. Ed Roberts. Pronounced as "Godfather of Entrepreneurship" now, he helped establish Entrepreneurship as a branch of science that could be taught.Prof. Roberts has recently published a book: Celebrating Entrepreneurs. All the author proceeds from this book will be donated to the MIT Entrepreneurship Program.-----Guests: Prof. Ed RobertsProduced by: Dave LishanskyArtwork by: Vibha VermaMusic by: Marco Valentino
Host Gayatri Aryan talks to Paul Levy.  As CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), one of nation's preeminent academic medical center, Paul received national attention in 2009 for leading the workers at BIDMC to avoid hundreds of layoffs by engaging them in the crowdsourcing of ideas to save money as the hospital faced deficits due to the national recession.Paul, along with his colleagues, published the following HBR article recently articulating their thoughts on layoffs during crisis: https://hbr.org/2020/03/the-coronavirus-crisis-doesnt-have-to-lead-to-layoffs.-----Guests: Paul LevyProduced by: Dave LishanskyArtwork by: Vibha VermaMusic by: Marco Valentino
Martin Trust Center

Martin Trust Center

2020-03-1426:47

Host Gayatri Aryan talks to Dr. Trish Cotter, Executive Director at Martin Trust Center and Carly Chase, Founding Managing Director at NYC Startup Studio (an extension of MTC). -----Guests: Trish Cotter and Carly ChaseProduced by: Dave LishanskyArtwork by: Vibha VermaMusic by: Marco Valentino
TB Innovations

TB Innovations

2020-02-1418:42

Host Gayatri Aryan talks to Dr. Eric Miller and Dr. Malvika Verma about their moonshot to deal with world's leading infectious cause of death: Tuberculosis.  While Eric is focused on streamlining the diagnosis process, Malvika is innovating around medication adherence.-----Guests: Dr. Eric Miller and Dr. Malvika VermaProduced by: Dave LishanskyArtwork by: Vibha VermaMusic by: Marco Valentino
Host Gayatri Aryan talks to Kathleen Stetson. CEO and coach, Kathleen helps many-hats-wearing people better understand themselves and the world around them.Kathleen led the first self-awareness program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurial Confidence and Communication (ECC), for MIT Sloan's delta v accelerator in Summer 2019.-----Guest: Kathleen Stetson (www.kathleenstetson.com)Produced by: Dave LishanskyArtwork by: Vibha VermaMusic by: Marco Valentino
MIT Energy Initiative

MIT Energy Initiative

2019-12-1427:05

Host Gayatri Aryan talks to Dr. Diane Rigos, Executive Director at MIT Tata Center for Technology & Design. Tata Center is part of MIT Energy Initiative, MIT’s hub for energy research, education and outreach.In addition, we get to hear from three Tata Fellows working on ground breaking ideas and their impact on people in developing countries:Kriti SubramanyamSomya SinghviPiyush Verma-----Produced by: Dave LishanskyArtwork by: Vibha VermaMusic by: Marco Valentino
Host Gayatri Aryan introduces MIT Club of Boston, its mission and the goal for this podcast series.Produced by: Dave LishanskyArtwork by: Vibha VermaMusic by: Marco Valentino
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