A semester unlike any we’ve ever seen is now underway. MIT has a relatively fortunate position in the pandemic landscape. We have expertise and resources others do not. One crucial advantage: a capacity for testing.
As we continue to adapt, Isolat efforts enter a new phase. Our regular meetings will no longer take place, but research projects continue in new forms. Isolat research has attracted collaborators from around the world; our latest alliance member CIMIT
has teamed up with IDSS through an NIH-backed initiative to build a tool that will help organizations make better Covid-19 testing decisions.
Next spring, we plan to host an event to look back on the impact of Isolat and other pandemic research over the year, and to share more about where it is leading. We have scheduled this for April 30th. With luck, our situation will by then be much improved.
It promises to be a challenging few months ahead. Stay safe, and take care.
Munther Dahleh, Director
William A. Coolidge Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science