This summer MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) welcomes two new faculty directors to the program: Patrick Jaillet, the Dugald C. Jackson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Paulo Lozano, associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics. MISTI faculty directors provide academic oversight and strategic direction to MISTI programs.
Jaillet, a member of the MIT-France Endowment Advisory Board, succeeds Suzanne Berger, the Raphael Dorman and Helen Starbuck Professor, as faculty director of MISTI’s MIT-France Program. Jaillet is a member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and the co-director of the MIT Operations Research Center.
Berger has served as the faculty director of MIT-France since its launch in 2001 and as the director of MISTI from 1995 to 2011. Under her leadership, MIT-France has grown into one of the largest international programs at MIT. The program has matched 820 students with internships in France and awarded over $1.3 million in faculty seed funds.
Lozano, director of the Space Propulsion Lab, will join the MIT-Mexico Program in July. A native of Mexico, he succeeds Michael Piore, the David W. Skinner Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus.
Piore has led the MIT-Mexico Program as faculty director since the program’s launched in 2004. Under his directorship, MIT-Mexico has matched 338 MIT students with internship, researching, and teaching opportunities in Mexico. In 2012, the program launched its first seed fund, MIT-Mexico - CONACYT Seed Fund, and has since added four more funds and awarded over $640,000 to MIT faculty and their Mexican collaborators.
Learn more about MISTI via the program's website.