Judges

Fadel Adib

Doherty Chair of Ocean Utilization at MIT and Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and the Media Lab

Fadel Adib is the Doherty Chair of Ocean Utilization at MIT and Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and the Media Lab. He is also the founding director of the Signal Kinetics group which develops new sensor technologies for health, computing, and climate. 

 

Adib earned his Bachelor’s from AUB (2011), and his Master’s (2013) and Ph.D. (2016) from MIT, winning the best Masters and best Ph.D. thesis awards in Computer Science at MIT. Adib’s Ph.D. thesis on seeing through walls won the ACM SIGMOBILE Dissertation Award and was named as one of the 50 ways MIT has transformed Computer Science over the past 50 years. This work has been commercialized by a startup whose devices have already been deployed in hundreds of homes and are being used by doctors at major US hospitals to monitor patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and COVID19.

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