SANJAY SARMA is the head of Open Learning at MIT. A professor of
mechanical engineering by training, he has worked in the fields of
energy and transportation; computational geometry; computer
assisted design; and has been a pioneer in RFID technology. He has
an undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur as well as advanced degrees
from Carnegie Mellon and UC Berkeley.
LUKE YOQUINTO is a science writer who covers learning and education, as well as aging and demographic change in his role as a researcher at the MIT AgeLab. His work can be found in publications such as The Washington Post, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He is a graduate of Boston University's science journalism program.
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-Robert A. Bjork, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology, UCLA