Faculty Director, MIx. Associate Dean of Innovation and Inclusion at the MIT School of Management and the William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship
Fiona Murray is the Faculty Director of Mission Innovation Experimental (MIx), the Associate Dean of Innovation and Inclusion at the MIT School of Management and the William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship. She is also Faculty Director of the MIT Office of Innovation HQ, and MIT Legatum Center. Fiona is an associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her BA ’89 and MA ‘90 from the University of Oxford in chemistry. She subsequently moved to the United States and earned an AM ’92 and PhD ’96 from Harvard University in applied sciences. Professor Murray also serves on the NATO Innovation Fund Board of Directors.
Faculty Director, Mix. Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS)
Sertac Karaman is the Faculty Director of Mission Innovation Experimental (MIx) and a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) – interdepartmental research center committed to advancing research and education in the analytical information and decision sciences. He has obtained B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and in computer engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2007; an S.M. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2009; and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science also from MIT in 2012. His research interests lie in the broad areas of robotics and control theory. In particular, he studies the applications of probability theory, stochastic processes, stochastic geometry, formal methods, and optimization for the design and analysis of high-performance cyber-physical systems. The application areas of his research include driverless cars, unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed aerial surveillance systems, air traffic control, certification and verification of control systems software, and many others.
Executive Director, MIx. Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management. Managing Director, MIT Proto Ventures. Colonel (Select), United States Air Force Reserve.
Gene R. Keselman is the Executive Director of MIx. In this role he works to develop overall strategy and to pilot new programs to enhance the Initiative’s goal of enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship across the MIT campus and around the world through evidence-based educational programs, infrastructure, and communities. He is also a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Managing Director of MIT Proto Ventures and a Colonel (Select) in the United States Air Force Reserve.
Program Manager, MIx. Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserve.
Katy is the Program Manager for the MIT Mission Innovation X and Founder of the Dual-use Ventures Incubator. She studies the Science of Innovation – definitions, characteristics, organizational best practices – and especially Mission Innovation and how organizations across the Department of Defense practice Mission Innovation to make their organizations better. Since 2003 she has served as a US Army officer, including tours with the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)) – Forward, CCDC (previously RDECOM), and the 10th Mountain Division, where she received two Bronze Star Medals in Afghanistan.
Research Affiliate, MIx
A research affiliate at MIx, Jonathan ‘jmill’ Miller focuses on the best practices of frontier technology commercialization. Jonathan conducted applied research and development in robotics and telehealth on behalf of the US Government and then became a startup founder, advisor, and angel investor. Jonathan instructs on behalf of MIT MechE, hosts the podcast ‘Tough Tech Today‘, and invests for Airbus Ventures.