MIT China Summit: Robert C. Merton

Robert C. Merton, Distinguished Professor of Finance, Sloan School of Management, MIT on the future of finance. Strength, Insight, Solutions: How Financial Innovation is Changing Our World From shaping the retirement system for future generations to adding key insights in the fight against cancer, financial innovations are changing the world. In this session, leaders in … Read more MIT China Summit: Robert C. Merton

MIT China Summit: Jessica Tan

Jessica Tan, Deputy Group CEO, Group COO and CIO, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. on financial innovation. Strength, Insight, Solutions: How Financial Innovation is Changing Our World From shaping the retirement system for future generations to adding key insights in the fight against cancer, financial innovations are changing the world. In this … Read more MIT China Summit: Jessica Tan

MIT China Summit: Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, MIT presents a 21st century vision of the future of education. New Visions of Education and Research for the Benefit of Humankind In the 21st century, powerful new ideas are transforming our world and reshaping education and research. In our closing session, leading figures from MIT and Chinese … Read more MIT China Summit: Sanjay Sarma

MIT China Summit: New Visions of Education and Research for the Benefit of Humankind

Joi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab in conversation with Xiao’ou Tang, Founder of SenseTime, Professor of Chinese University of Hong Kong and Bin Yang, Vice President and Provost, Tsinghua University New Visions of Education and Research for the Benefit of Humankind In the 21st century, powerful new ideas are transforming our world and reshaping education … Read more MIT China Summit: New Visions of Education and Research for the Benefit of Humankind

MIT China Summit: Richard Lester

Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love … Read more MIT China Summit: Richard Lester

MIT China Summit: Yang Lan

Yang Lan, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Sun Media Group and Sun Future Art Education Foundation introduces the Quest for Intelligence. The Quest for Intelligence: This session will showcase the exciting vision and goals of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, a multi-disciplinary research project at the intersection of neuroscience and machine learning. We’ll hear directly from key … Read more MIT China Summit: Yang Lan

MIT China Summit: Jian-Wei Pan

Jian-Wei Pan, Professor, University of Science and Technology of China, on the present and future of the quantum computer. The U.S. and China on the Frontiers of Science: From the mysteries of the human brain to the outer edges of the cosmos, researchers in the United States and China are advancing human knowledge in service … Read more MIT China Summit: Jian-Wei Pan

MIT China Summit: Nergis Mavalvala

Nergis Mavalvala, Professor, Department of Physics, MIT discusses how gravitational waves have opened a new window into the universe. The U.S. and China on the Frontiers of Science: From the mysteries of the human brain to the outer edges of the cosmos, researchers in the United States and China are advancing human knowledge in service … Read more MIT China Summit: Nergis Mavalvala

MIT China Summit: The Quest for Intelligence Panel

Yang Lan, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Sun Media Group and Sun Future Art Education Foundation in conversation with W. Eric L. Grimson, Chancellor for Academic Advancement, MIT and Yaqin Zhang, President of Baidu The Quest for Intelligence: This session will showcase the exciting vision and goals of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, a multi-disciplinary research project … Read more MIT China Summit: The Quest for Intelligence Panel

Newly discovered T-cells in newborns | Dr Abhishek Das

Dr Das presents his research into a new type of T cell abundant in unborn children but not in adults, and their potential role in preventing infection in newborn children. 50% of all deaths in children under five occur within the first 28 days of life, and half of these are caused by infection. This … Read more Newly discovered T-cells in newborns | Dr Abhishek Das

Assessing NHS guidelines for head injury | Dr Carl Marincowitz

There are over 1.4 million attendances to emergency departments in the UK following head trauma every year and around 1 in 100 patients having life-threatening injuries. Dr Marincowitz’s research uses statistical analysis to assess the effectiveness of guidelines for the management of head injury in NHS emergency departments. In England and Scotland, a series of … Read more Assessing NHS guidelines for head injury | Dr Carl Marincowitz

Obstructive sleep apnoea & fatty liver disease | Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst

Dr Hazlehurst presents research on the nature of the connection between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and fatty liver disease. Obstructive sleep apnoea (or apnea) is characterised by upper airway obstruction during sleep resulting in intermittent hypoxia. Obstructive sleep apnoea is well-known to be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but is also connected … Read more Obstructive sleep apnoea & fatty liver disease | Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst

Modafinil benefits for depression | Dr Muzaffer Kaser

Dr Kaser presents his research into using the drug modafinil to help improve decision-making in patients with depression. Depression is typically associated with issues such as low mood, sleep disturbances and appetite problems. But some of the most persistent and long-lasting issues facing patients with depression are cognitive problems involving concentration, memory and decision-making. These … Read more Modafinil benefits for depression | Dr Muzaffer Kaser

Protecting patients with cardiovascular disease in intensive care | Dr Annemarie Docherty

Dr Docherty’s research examines optimal care practices for patients who are admitted to intensive care with pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Around 7 million people in the UK have cardiovascular disease, including more than 1 in 4 people in hospitals’ intensive care units. The heart muscle’s extremely high oxygen demands make the organ particularly vulnerable to becoming … Read more Protecting patients with cardiovascular disease in intensive care | Dr Annemarie Docherty

Understanding the mutations behind colorectal cancer | Dr Kate Marks

Dr Marks is researching how to diagnose colorectal cancer earlier by investigating mutation rates in the normal bowel mucosa. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer type in the UK, and the key to improving outcomes is early diagnosis. For patients diagnosed with Stage 1 disease the five year survival rate is 95%, however … Read more Understanding the mutations behind colorectal cancer | Dr Kate Marks