SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of December 10

AI + Machine Learning: Current applications in Real Estate
CRE alumna Jennifer Conway MSRED ’18 shares research on how machine learning and artificial intelligence can and will be used to facilitate real estate investment in myriad ways, spanning  all aspects of the real estate profession–from property management, to investment decisions, to development processes–transforming real estate into a more efficient and data-driven industry. CRETECH

An MIT-born start-up has a bold new claim: An electric scooter that repairs itself
Superpedestrian a Senseable City Lab spinout from alum Assaf Biderman '05 plans to begin producing an “industrial grade e-scooter” capable of operating on a single charge for several days, self-diagnosing mechanical problems and removing itself from circulation using “vehicle intelligence.” The Washington Post.  

This plant is a cyborg (and it might be the future of interfaces)
Fast Company reports on Elowan, a robotic plant developed by Media Lab alum Harpreet Sareen SM ’17 and Fluid Interfaces head Pattie Maes. Learn more.

Storefront Theater wins 2018 Dezeen Award
The retractable theater seating in a disused storefront from Matthew Mazzotta SM ’09 (ACT) is honored with Dezeen’s Architecture Project of the Year prize. Dezeen

DUSP alumna in NY Times Weddings
Rachel Finkelstein MCP ’15, senior policy adviser to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s climate policy and programs team in Manhattan, is featured in the New York Times.