From University of Texas at Arlington News Center, 8 February 2019 Dr. Dereje Agonafer [MIT MLK Visiting Professor 2007-08, Mechanical Engineering], Jenkins Garrett Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering – and is one of only two

From MIT News, 15 February 2019 In one of the less-remembered passages of Martin Luther King Jr.’s celebrated “I have a dream” speech in 1963, he spoke eloquently about the large debt owed by this country to its black citizens after centuries of oppression — which he described as a bad check that was being

Stream_l__i___n____e_____s (after Robert Lawrence) Matthew Schumaker, Music and Theater Arts Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019 Time: 11:45am-1pm Location: W20-307 Abstract Music reaches towards the science of flight in a new concert piece inspired by Robert Henry Lawrence, the first African-American astronaut. The composer presents on computer-assisted composition techniques he created for this work, including a method to derive

SNAPSHOT: MLK Scholars Celebrate Community

From ICEO News, 12 February 2019 Graduate students had a lively evening [on December 14, 2018] socializing with the 2018-2019 MLK Visiting Scholars [Duane Lee, Kasso Okoudjou, Lorgia Garcia-Peña, and Matthew Schumaker] over scrumptious pizza.  In typical MIT style, interesting discussions related to research and beyond filled the room. It was an enjoyable and educational experience for all.

Recalling MLK’s Time in Cambridge

From Slice of MIT, 22 January 2019 On February 14, 2019, MIT will host its 45th annual Martin Luther King Celebration Luncheon, an MIT community event that celebrates King’s legacy and the Institute’s commitment to diversity. Past luncheons have featured a traditional silent march that travels from Lobby 7 to Kresge Auditorium and past speakers have included King’s

45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Fulfilling America’s Promissory Note: We refuse to believe the bank of justice is bankrupt Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 | MIT Morss Hall 11am Program, followed by Luncheon Hosted by L. Rafael Reif, MIT President Keynote speaker: Rahsaan Hall Director of the Racial Justice Program for the American

Call for students to join and to help conceptualize, design and build the annual MLK installation. During the class (17.922) and the non credit activity taught by Tobie Weiner, students will engage in discussions about civil and human rights, learn about the US civil rights movement and beyond, talk about international issues of justice and

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