Shaping the Future at MIT
Artificial intelligence and the evolving domains of computer science will be defining forces in the next phase of human history. Our shared future hinges on the responsible and ethical evolution of technologies that are transforming every aspect of modern life.
In this galvanizing moment, the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing aspires to be the “true north” of computing and AI. It will create the next generation of highly trained computational thinkers and doers who can offer the world the cultural, ethical, and historical consciousness to use technology for the common good. The college also aims to lead the race to the horizon of computing and AI knowledge. Its discoveries will leave an indelible imprint on education, the environment, ethics, design, finance, health, music, manufacturing, policy, security, transportation, and diverse areas beyond.
This is how MIT will shape the future.
Creating the College
In fields far beyond engineering and science—from political science and urban studies to anthropology and linguistics—some of today’s most exciting new research is fueled by advanced computational capabilities.
The college will build on and extend this trajectory, reorienting MIT to deliver the power of computing studies and research to fields spanning the entire Institute. In turn, the future direction of computing and AI will be shaped by insights from disciplines across MIT’s five schools.
To achieve the aspirations of this new degree-granting academic hub, MIT will create 50 new faculty positions, 25 to advance computing and 25 to link computing to every discipline—nearly doubling MIT’s academic capability in computing and AI. These new faculty members will be pathbreakers who are pursuing fundamental breakthroughs in computing and AI and applying computer science and AI tools to advance the research frontiers in countless fields.