Researcher in the Distributed Systems group at Microsoft Research
Visiting Scholar 2014-2015
Hosted by Hosted by Professor Frans Kaashoek, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
During his stay at MIT, James tentatively plans to make everything better for everyone on Earth. His approach will be cross-disciplinary and thus NSF-friendly. After solving all problems, James will write a children’s book, which explains the bad old days when perpetual motion machines did not exist, and bicycles did not spontaneously transform into helmets when crashes were imminent. James will write this book from his vacation home near Alpha Centauri, because James will have un-problematized the problem of interstellar space travel, mainly using Mickens Diagrams, which are similar to Feynman Diagrams, but less constrained by reality.
Monitorama PDX 2014 - James Mickens - Computers are a Sadness, I am the Cure from Monitorama.
Straight talk about race in academia, MIT News, 8 December 2020
#BlackInTheIvory: Academia’s Role in Institutional Racism, MIT Communications Forum and Radius at MIT, 3 December 2020