#33237 Overall Influence

Dava Newman

Media Lab director and former Deputy Administrator of NASA


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Dava J. Newman is a former Deputy Administrator of NASA. Newman earned her Ph.D. in aerospace biomedical engineering, and Master of Science degrees in aerospace engineering and technology and policy all from MIT, and her Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Newman is the Apollo Program Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Harvard–MIT Health, Sciences, and Technology faculty member in Cambridge, MA. She is also a MacVicar Faculty Fellow , former Director of the Technology and Policy Program at MIT , and has been the current Director of the MIT Portugal Program since 2011. As the Director of MIT’s Technology and Policy Program , she led the Institute’s largest multidisciplinary graduate research program, with over 1,200 alumni. She has been a faculty member in her home department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and MIT’s School of Engineering since 1993. In December 2020, she was named as the new director of the MIT Media Lab.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

University of Notre Dame

Catholic university located in South Bend, Indiana, United States

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

The Catholic University of America

Private Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

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#1180 World Rank