Canan Dagdeviren

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Canan Dagdeviren
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LG Career Development Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
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MIT Media Lab
Canan Dagdeviren joined MIT in January 2017 to direct the new Conformable Decoders research group at the MIT Media Lab. The creates mechanically adaptive electromechanical systems that can intimately integrate with the target object for sensing, actuation, and energy harvesting, among other applications. Dagdeviren believes that vital information from nature and the human body is ‘coded’ in various forms of physical patterns. Her research focuses on the creation of conformable decoders that can ‘decode’ these patterns into beneficial signals and/or energy. Dagdeviren’s work has been recognized by various prestigious media outlets, such as the Smithsonian, BBC News, New Scientist, Medical Daily, IEEE Spectrum, and Forbes. In 2015, Dagdeviren was named to the "Top 30 Under 30 in Science" by Forbes.