The Year of Fourier: a mathematical signal processing celebration Kasso Okoudjou, 2018-19 MIT MLK Visiting Professor Professor, Department of Mathematics & Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications, University of Maryland Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018 Time: 11:45am-1pm Location: W20-307 Abstract Joseph Fourier (born on March 21, 1768) proposed that every signal can be written as a superposition of

Nomination deadline: 11:59 pm on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 The MLK Jr. Leadership Awards are given annually to students, alumni, staff, groups and faculty who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s work. “Service to the community” is defined in the broadest sense and includes academic, research, religious, and secular contributions in which integrity, leadership, creativity,

Bases of time-frequency shifts and the uncertainty principle Kasso Okoudjou, 2018-19 MIT MLK Visiting Professor Professor, Department of Mathematics & Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications, University of Maryland   Date: Monday, October 22, 2018 Time: 4:15pm Location: 2-190 Abstract The Balian-Low Theorem (BLT) is an uncertainty principle-type result that precludes the existence of a Gabor orthonormal basis

Lorgia García-Peña 2018-19 MIT MLK Visiting Professor Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature, Harvard University This presentation engages in critique of Italian coloniality in the twentieth-first century through a transnational ethnic and critical race studies approach. Focusing on the intersections of multiple modes of colonialisms as

Sexual Harassment of Women: A Consensus Study Report of The National Academies of Sciences,  Engineering, and Medicine Tues. September 18, 2018 | 3-5pm Location: MIT 10-250 Panel discussion with: Prof. Sheila Widnall (Report Co-chair), aerospace researcher and Institute Professor, MIT Prof. Anita Hill (MIT Research Affiliate), Professor, Brandeis University Dr. Paula Johnson (Report Co-chair), President, Wellesley College   DOWNLOAD

THURS 13 SEPT: Composer Forum- Matt Schumaker

In threatening possibilities… Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 5PM MIT Lewis Music Library (Building 14) A presentation on the marriage of artistic inspiration and technology in the composition of several works, including two text settings: As I ride the late night freeways, a collaboration with poet Cathy Park Hong that takes a ride on the mean streets

WED 6 SEPT: Josefina Báez- A Is E’

A performative reading introduced and moderated by Lorgia García Peña, MIT Women and Gender Studies (WGS) MLK Visiting Professor. Josefina Báez (La Romana, Dominican Republic/USA): writer, storyteller, ArteSana, performer, theatre director, educator, devotee. Founder and director of Latinarte/Ay Ombe Theatre. Pizza will be served! Photo: Giovannie Savino Hosted by: ICEO, WGS, and Hermanas Unidas

News from Brown, 20 August 2018 Renowned Brown University physicist S. James Gates Jr. has been elected to lead the premier physics society in the U.S. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University physics professor S. James Gates Jr. has been elected to the presidential line of the American Physical Society, a nonprofit that represents more than 55,000 physicists

Garnette Cadogan will deliver the keynote for the African, Black, American, Caribbean (ABAC) Employee Resource Group (ERG) celebration of the 12th anniversary of National Caribbean American Heritage Month (and 5th celebration at MIT). Cadogan is an essayist. He is currently a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Visiting

Imperial Arrangements: South African Apartheid and the Force of Photography Kimberly Juanita Brown, MIT MLK Visiting Assistant Professor 2017-2018 in Women’s & Gender Studies and by Literature, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Mount Holyoke College Thursday, May 10,2018 5-6:30pm MIT Building 56, Room 114 Sponsored by the MIT Comparative Media/Writing Program This talk by Kimberly Juanita