Immigrant members of the MIT community
I grew up in Damascus, Syria, and came to the US to do my PhD. My years as a graduate student at MIT were amazing, with many long nights of heated discussions, coding and searching for intractable bugs, and arguing about social and political issues while solving math problem sets. My best friends were also my office mates. We worked, took classes, and traveled together. By the end of my PhD, I was so attached to MIT, it was hard to leave. I took a faculty job and stayed.
Dina Katabi is the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing.
Editor's note: Tech Transfers is a photo series by Professor Daniel Jackson that features immigrant members of MIT.