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Introduction to geochemical modeling using transport and transformation process formulations are combined in chemical fate models to compare with observations of concentrations as a function of space and time.", "prereqs":"1.080A", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Gschwend, Philip", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.080B", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["P. M. Gschwend"], "spring_instructors":["P. M. 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Considers the hypotheses that environmental factors affect metakaryotic stem cell mutation rates in fetuses and juveniles and/or the growth rates of preneoplastic stem cells in adults. Interaction of environmental and inherited risks. Introduces the use of metakaryocidal drugs to treat cancer in clinical trials.", "prereqs":"GIR:CAL2, GIR:BIOL, GIR:CHEM", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Thilly, William", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"20.104", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["20.104J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["W. Thilly","R. McCunney"], "spring_instructors":["W. Thilly","R. McCunney"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.081", "section-of":"1.081", "timeAndPlace":"TR1-2.30 16-220"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.082", "section-of":"1.082", "timeAndPlace":"M3-5 66-168"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.082", "label":"Ethics for Engineers", "shortLabel":"Ethics for Engineers", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":6, "units":"2-0-4", "course":"1", "description":"Integrates classical readings that provide an overview of ethics with a survey of case studies that focus on ethical problems arising in the practice of engineering. Readings taken from a variety of sources, such as Aristotle, Machiavelli, Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, the Founding Fathers, and the Bible. Case studies include written analyses and films that address engineering disasters, biotechnology, court cases, ethical codes, and the ultimate scope and aims of engineering. Students taking independent inquiry version 6.9041 expand the scope of their term project.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Spring"], "in-charge":"Trout, Bernhardt", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"10.01", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["6.9041"], "fall_instructors":["D. Doneson","B. L. Trout"], "spring_instructors":["D. Doneson","B. L. 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Focuses on unstructured populations ranging from single, to pairs, to multiple species. Covers population dynamics, species interactions, stability, feasibility, species coexistence, and perturbations. Lectures address phenomenological and mechanistic understanding through graphical, analytical and numerical analysis. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"18.06", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Saavedra Sanchez, Serguei", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.087", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["1.873"], "fall_instructors":["S. Saavedra"], "spring_instructors":["S. 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Meets with 1.089A first half of term.", "prereqs":"GIR:BIOL", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Polz, Martin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.089", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["1.89"], "fall_instructors":["M. Polz","O. Cordero"], "spring_instructors":["M. Polz","O. Cordero"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.089", "section-of":"1.089", "timeAndPlace":"TR9.30-11 48-308"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.089A", "section-of":"1.089A", "timeAndPlace":"TR9.30-11 48-308"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.089A", "label":"Environmental Microbiology I", "shortLabel":"Env Microbiology I", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":6, "units":"3-0-3", "course":"1", "description":"Provides a general introduction to the diverse roles of microorganisms in natural and artificial environments. Topics include energetics, and growth; metabolic interactions; water and soil microbiology; biogeochemical cycling; microbial diversity. 7.014 recommended as prerequisite. Meets with 1.089 first half of term.", "prereqs":"GIR:BIOL or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Polz, Martin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.089A", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["M. Polz","O. Cordero"], "spring_instructors":["M. Polz","O. 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Limited to Course 1 majors and minors.", "prereqs":"1.091", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Kocar, Benjamin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.092", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["B. Kocar"], "spring_instructors":["B. Kocar"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"CIM", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.092", "section-of":"1.092", "timeAndPlace":"TR1-3 48-109"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.102", "label":"Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design II", "shortLabel":"Civil & Envir Engr Design II", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":6, "units":"1-3-2", "course":"1", "description":"Project-oriented subject focused on the principles and practice of engineering design. Emphasis on construction and deployment of designs, plus performance testing used to determine if designs behave as expected. Includes a major team project involving use and application of sensors, as well as environmentally-friendly, and energy-effective or energy-producing designs. Develops practical, teamwork and communication skills. Satisfies 6 units of Institute Laboratory credit. Enrollment limited; preference to Course 1 majors and minors.", "prereqs":"GIR:PHY2; or [1.060B] and permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Masic, Admir", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.102", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. Masic"], "spring_instructors":["A. 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Laboratory activities cover all major domains of the environment: air, water, soils, and sediments. An independently designed final project is required. Satisfies 6 units of Institute Laboratory credit. Enrollment limited; preference to 1-ENG.", "prereqs":"1.018A or permission of instructor; [1.080A]", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Kroll, Jesse", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.107", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["J. Kroll"], "spring_instructors":["J. 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Topics in statistics include estimation of distribution parameters, hypothesis testing, and simple linear regression. Concepts illustrated with examples from various areas of engineering and everyday life.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Veneziano, Daniele", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.151", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Veneziano"], "spring_instructors":["D. Veneziano"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.151", "section-of":"1.151", "timeAndPlace":"TR9.30-11 1-242"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.153", "label":"Transportation Policy, the Environment, and Livable Communities", "shortLabel":"Transportation Policy", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"1", "description":"Examines the economic and political conflict between transportation and the environment. Investigates the role of government regulation, green business and transportation policy as a facilitator of economic development and environmental sustainability. Analyzes a variety of international policy problems, including government-business relations, the role of interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and the public and media in the regulation of the automobile; sustainable development; global warming; politics of risk and siting of transport facilities; environmental justice; equity; as well as transportation and public health in the urban metropolis. Provides students with an opportunity to apply transportation and planning methods to develop policy alternatives in the context of environmental politics. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"1.011", "offering":"N", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Coughlin, Joseph", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.153", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["1.253J","11.543J"], "fall_instructors":["J. Coughlin"], "spring_instructors":["J. Coughlin"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.202", "label":"Demand Modeling", "shortLabel":"Demand Modeling", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-1-8", "course":"1", "description":"Theory and application of modeling and statistical methods for analysis and forecasting of demand for facilities, services, and products. Topics include: review of probability and statistics, estimation and testing of linear regression models, theory of individual choice behavior, derivation, estimation, and testing of discrete choice models (including logit, nested logit, GEV, probit, and mixture models), estimation under various sample designs and data collection methods (including revealed and stated preferences), sampling, aggregate forecasting methods, and iterative proportional fitting and related methods. Lectures reinforced with case studies, which require specification, estimation, testing, and analysis of models using data sets from actual applications.", "prereqs":"1.201 or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Ben-Akiva, Moshe", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.202", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["Staff"], "spring_instructors":["Staff"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R011.202", "section-of":"1.202", "timeAndPlace":"F11 3-333"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.202", "section-of":"1.202", "timeAndPlace":"MW1-2.30 2-105"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.233", "label":"Air Transportation Operations Research", "shortLabel":"Air Trans Operations Research", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"1", "description":"Presents a unified view of advanced quantitative analysis and optimization techniques applied to the air transportation sector. Considers the problem of operating and managing the aviation sector from the perspectives of the system operators (e.g., the FAA), the airlines, and the resultant impacts on the end-users (the passengers). Explores models and optimization approaches to system-level problems, airline schedule planning problems, and airline management challenges. Term paper required.", "prereqs":"16.71, 6.431B, 15.093, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Balakrishnan, Hamsa", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"16.763", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["16.763J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["H. Balakrishnan","C. Barnhart","P. P. Belobaba"], "spring_instructors":["H. Balakrishnan","C. Barnhart","P. P. Belobaba"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.233", "section-of":"1.233", "timeAndPlace":"MW1-2.30 33-319"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.251", "label":"Comparative Land Use and Transportation Planning", "shortLabel":"Comparative Land Use", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"1", "description":"Focuses on the integration of land use and transportation planning, drawing from cases in both industrialized and developing countries. Reviews underlying theories, analytical techniques, and the empirical evidence of the land use-transportation relationship at the metropolitan, intra-metropolitan, and micro-scales. Also covers the various ways of measuring urban structure, form, and the \"built environment.\" Develops students' skills to assess relevant policies, interventions and impacts.", "prereqs":"Permission of Instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Zegras, Chris", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.526", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["11.526J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. Zegras"], "spring_instructors":["C. 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Analyzes a variety of international policy problems, including government-business relations, the role of interest groups, non-governmental organizations, and the public and media in the regulation of the automobile; sustainable development; global warming; politics of risk and siting of transport facilities; environmental justice; equity; as well as transportation and public health in the urban metropolis. Provides students with an opportunity to apply transportation and planning methods to develop policy alternatives in the context of environmental politics. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"N", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Coughlin, Joseph", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.153", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["11.543J"], "meets_with_subjects":["1.153"], "fall_instructors":["J. Coughlin"], "spring_instructors":["J. Coughlin"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.261", "label":"Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management", "shortLabel":"Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"1", "description":"A combination of lectures and cases covering the strategic, management, and operating issues in contemporary logistics and integrated supply chain management. Includes: logistics strategy; supply chain restructuring and change management; and distribution, customer service, and inventory policy.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Byrnes, Jonathan", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"SCM.261", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["15.771J","SCM.261J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["J. Byrnes"], "spring_instructors":["J. Byrnes"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.261", "section-of":"1.261", "timeAndPlace":"MW8.30-10 E51-325"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.265", "section-of":"1.265", "timeAndPlace":"R1-2.30 E51-385"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.265", "label":"Global Supply Chain Management", "shortLabel":"Global Supply Chain Mgmt", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":6, "units":"2-0-4", "course":"1", "description":"Focuses on the planning, processes, and activities of supply chain management for companies involved in international commerce. Students examine the end-to-end processes and operational challenges in managing global supply chains, such as the basics of global trade, international transportation, duty, taxes, trade finance and hedging, currency issues, outsourcing, cultural differences, risks and security, and green supply chains issues. Highly interactive format features student-led discussions, staged debates, and a mock trial. Includes assignments on case studies and sourcing analysis, as well as projects and a final exam.", "prereqs":"1.260, 1.261, 15.761, 15.778, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Arntzen, Bruce", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"SCM.265", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["2.965J","15.765J","SCM.265J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["B. Arntzen"], "spring_instructors":["B. 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Covers both classic and state-of-the-art results in various application domains, including inventory management, supply chain management and logistics, behavioral operations, healthcare management, service industries, pricing and revenue management, and auctions. Studies a wide range of mathematical and analytical techniques, such as dynamic programming, stochastic orders, principal-agent models and contract design, behavioral and experimental economics, algorithms and approximations, data-driven and learning models, and mechanism design. Also provides practical experience in how to apply the theoretical models to solve OM problems in business settings. Specific topics vary from year to year.", "prereqs":"15.081J or 6.251J, 6.436J; or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Zheng, Yanchong", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.764", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["15.764J","IDS.250J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Simchi-Levi","N. Trichakis","K. Zheng"], "spring_instructors":["D. Simchi-Levi","N. Trichakis","K. Zheng"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.273", "section-of":"1.273", "timeAndPlace":"MW8.30-10 E51-345"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.273", "label":"Supply Chain Planning", "shortLabel":"Supply Chain Planning", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":6, "units":"2-0-4", "course":"1", "description":"Focuses on effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally, with emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students are exposed to concepts and models important in supply chain planning with emphasis on key tradeoffs and phenomena. Introduces and utilizes key tactics such as risk pooling and inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration, and information sharing. Lectures, computer exercises, and case discussions introduce various models and methods for supply chain analysis and optimization. Recommended for Operations Management concentrators. First half-term subject.", "prereqs":"1.260 or 15.761", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Willems, Sean", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.762", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["15.762J","IDS.735J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Simchi-Levi"], "spring_instructors":["D. 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Introduces various models, methods and software tools for logistics network design, capacity planning and flexibility, make-buy, and integration with product development. Industry applications and cases illustrate concepts and challenges. Recommended for Operations Management concentrators. Second half-term subject.", "prereqs":"1.260, 15.761, or 15.778", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Willems, Sean", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.763", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["15.763J","IDS.736J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Simchi-Levi"], "spring_instructors":["D. 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Some knowledge of field and laboratory testing assumed; 1.37 desirable.", "prereqs":"1.361", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Whittle, Andrew", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.322", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. J. Whittle"], "spring_instructors":["A. J. Whittle"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.322", "section-of":"1.322", "timeAndPlace":"MWF1 1-134"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.383", "label":"Underground Construction", "shortLabel":"Underground Construction", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"1", "description":"Provides familiarization with the most important aspects of planning, analysis, design, and construction of underground structures in soil and rock. Covers detailed engineering analysis and design, and major aspects of construction techniques and construction planning. Discusses general planning and economic problems. Includes a major design project involving all aspects of underground construction.", "prereqs":"1.361, 1.38, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Einstein, Herbert", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.383", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["H. H. Einstein"], "spring_instructors":["H. H. 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Includes lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and a team project to analyze a case example.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Gordon, Christopher", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.344", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["11.344J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. M. Gordon"], "spring_instructors":["C. M. Gordon"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.472", "section-of":"1.472", "timeAndPlace":"TR4-5.30 9-354"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.563", "label":"Structural Design Project II", "shortLabel":"Structural Design Proj II", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"1", "description":"Students work in teams to design a tall building, emphasizing the design of vertical load systems, lateral load systems, and floor systems. Uses studies of precedent buildings and metrics of structural performance including material efficiency and embodied carbon to evaluate multiple design concepts. Simplified calculation methods are validated with advanced numerical simulations. Formal presentations will be used to improve oral and visual communication.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Herning, Gordana", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.563", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["J. Ochsendorf"], "spring_instructors":["J. 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Application examples cover a range of structural components and systems, with models and methods specific to the study of building frames, arches, shells, and cable-supported and tensile structures. Assignments provide experience with the construction of mathematical and finite element models, the derivation of closed-form solutions, and the effective use of structural analysis programs.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Herning, Gordana", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.571", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["Staff"], "spring_instructors":["Staff"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.571", "section-of":"1.571", "timeAndPlace":"TR1-2.30 1-246"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.589", "label":"Studies in Structural Design and Analysis", "shortLabel":"Stud: Structural Design & Anal", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":0, "units":"0-0-0", "course":"1", "description":"Individual study of advanced subjects under staff supervision. Content arranged to suit the particular requirements of the student and interested members of the staff.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Summer","Spring"], "in-charge":"Buyukozturk, Oral", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.589", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["Information: O. Buyukozturk"], "spring_instructors":["Information: O. 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Intended for students with a strong quantitative background interested in learning about applications in health and epidemiology and for students with an epidemiology and health background interested in learning about fluid dynamics approaches relevant to disease transmission. In the spirit of the OneHealth Initiative, covers advanced topics on the health of human, animal, and plant populations. The laboratory portion of the class entails activities aimed at integrating hands-on engaged learning with the theoretical concepts discussed in the lectures and covered in problem sets.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bourouiba, Lydia", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.631", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["2.250J","HST.537J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["L. Bourouiba"], "spring_instructors":["L. 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Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"1.061", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Nepf, Heidi", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.064", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["1.064"], "fall_instructors":["H. M. Nepf"], "spring_instructors":["H. M. Nepf"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.66", "label":"Problems in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering", "shortLabel":"Water Resources & Envir Engr", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":0, "units":"0-0-0", "course":"1", "description":"Individual study in advanced topics as arranged between individual students and staff. Choice of subjects from theoretical, experimental, and practical phases of hydromechanics, hydraulic engineering, water resources, hydrology, and environmental engineering.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Summer","Spring"], "in-charge":"Entekhabi, Dara", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.66", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["Staff"], "spring_instructors":["Staff"], "is_variable_units":"Y", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.685", "label":"Nonlinear Dynamics and Waves", "shortLabel":"Nonlinear Dynamics", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"1", "description":"A unified treatment of nonlinear oscillations and wave phenomena with applications to mechanical, optical, geophysical, fluid, electrical and flow-structure interaction problems. Nonlinear free and forced vibrations; nonlinear resonances; self-excited oscillations; lock-in phenomena. Nonlinear dispersive and nondispersive waves; resonant wave interactions; propagation of wave pulses and nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Nonlinear long waves and breaking; theory of characteristics; the Korteweg-de Vries equation; solitons and solitary wave interactions. Stability of shear flows. Some topics and applications may vary from year to year.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Rosales, Rodolfo", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"2.034", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["2.034J","18.377J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["R. R. Rosales"], "spring_instructors":["R. R. 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Considers scientific controversies as well as areas of general agreement and examines practical solutions for addressing critical problems. Participants present reviews of selected papers and lead follow-up discussions. They also have a role in shaping subject content.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Mc Laughlin, Dennis", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.74", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. McLaughlin"], "spring_instructors":["D. 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Thermal stratification, eutrophication, and sedimentation processes in lakes and reservoirs.", "prereqs":"1.060B", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Adams, E", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.77", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["E. E. Adams"], "spring_instructors":["E. E. Adams"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L011.841", "section-of":"1.841", "timeAndPlace":"MW9.30-11 48-316"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.841", "label":"Atmospheric Composition in the Changing Earth System", "shortLabel":"Atmospheric Composition", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"1", "description":"Explores how atmospheric chemical composition both drives and responds to climate, with a particular focus on feedbacks via the biosphere. Topics include atmospheric nitrogen; DMS, sulfate, and CLAW; biogenic volatile organic compounds and secondary organic aerosol; wildfires and land use change; atmospheric methane and the oxidative capacity of the troposphere; and air quality and climate and geoengineering.", "prereqs":"1.84", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Heald, Colette", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.841", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["12.817J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. Heald"], "spring_instructors":["C. 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Discusses relevant topics of contemporary interest, e.g., geoengineering and weather modification and volcanic effects. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Cziczo, Daniel James", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.814", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["12.814J"], "meets_with_subjects":["12.338"], "fall_instructors":["D. Cziczo"], "spring_instructors":["D. 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Lectures address phenomenological and mechanistic understanding through graphical, analytical and numerical analysis. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"18.06", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Saavedra Sanchez, Serguei", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.087", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["1.087"], "fall_instructors":["S. Saavedra"], "spring_instructors":["S. Saavedra"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"1.89", "label":"Environmental Microbiology", "shortLabel":"Environmental Microbiology", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"1", "description":"Provides a general introduction to the diverse roles of microorganisms in natural and artificial environments. Topics include energetics, and growth; evolution and gene flow; population and community dynamics; water and soil microbiology; biogeochemical cycling; and microorganisms in biodeterioration and bioremediation. 7.014 recommended as prerequisite; students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Meets with 1.089A first half of term.", "prereqs":"GIR:BIOL", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Polz, Martin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.089", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["1.089"], "fall_instructors":["M. Polz","O. Cordero"], "spring_instructors":["M. Polz","O. 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Building on the skills and relationships acquired in the Engineering Practice Workshop, students receive coaching to articulate goals, invoke the UPOP network of mentors and employers, identify and pursue opportunities and negotiate terms of their summer assignment. Students complete a 10-12 week internship, which includes filing three progress reports, conducting one informational interview, and possibly hosting a site visit by MIT staff. Returning to campus as juniors, UPOP students take part in reflective exercises that aid assimilation of learning objectives and reinforce the cognitive link between all aspects of the UPOP experience and disciplinary fields of study. 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Continuum, mesoscale, atomistic and quantum methods used to study fundamental and applied problems in physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanics, engineering, and biology. Examples drawn from the disciplines above are used to understand or characterize complex structures and materials, and complement experimental observations.", "prereqs":"18.03, 3.016, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Buehler, Marcus", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"3.021", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["M. Buehler","R. Gomez-Bombarelli"], "spring_instructors":["M. Buehler","R. 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Topics include land inventory, urban form, spatial organization of uses, parcelization, design of roadways, grading, utility systems, off-site impacts, and landscape architecture.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Ocampo, Mary Anne", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.304", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["4.255J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["M. A. Ocampo"], "spring_instructors":["M. A. 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Students conduct field research, build project briefs, and deliver designs or prototypes, while supported by lectures, case studies, and involvement from experts and representatives of subject cities. Limited to 12.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Ratti, Carlo", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.320", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. Ratti"], "spring_instructors":["C. 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Additional work required of students taking graduate version.", "prereqs":"4.252, 11.001, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Segal, Rafael", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"4.241", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["4.241J"], "meets_with_subjects":["4.251"], "fall_instructors":["L. Jacobi","R. Segal"], "spring_instructors":["L. Jacobi","R. Segal"], "is_variable_units":"Y", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"11.333", "label":"Urban Design Seminar: Perspectives on Contemporary Practice", "shortLabel":"Urban Design Seminar", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"2-0-7", "course":"11", "description":"Examines innovations in urban design practice occurring through the work of leading practitioners in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Features lectures by major national and global practitioners in urban design. Projects and topics vary based on term and speakers but may cover architectural urbanism, landscape and ecology, arts and culture, urban design regulation and planning agencies, and citywide and regional design. Focuses on analysis and synthesis of themes discussed in presentations and discussions.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Vanky, Anthony", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.333", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["4.244J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["Staff"], "spring_instructors":["Staff"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0111.333", "section-of":"11.333", "timeAndPlace":"W9-11 10-401"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"11.334", "label":"Advanced Seminar in Landscape and Urbanism", "shortLabel":"Adv Sem: Landscape + Urbanism", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"11", "description":"Explores theories, practices, and emerging trends in the fields of landscape architecture and urbanism, such as systemic design, landscape urbanism, engineered nature, drosscapes, urban biodiversity, urban mobility, megaregions, and urban agriculture. Lectures, readings, and guest speakers present a wide array of multi-disciplinary topics, including current works from P-REX lab. Students conduct independent and group research that is future-oriented.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"N", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"null", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.334", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["4.264J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. Berger"], "spring_instructors":["A. Berger"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"D0111.338", "section-of":"11.338", "timeAndPlace":"TR EVE (1-6 PM) 5-414"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"11.338", "label":"Urban Design Studio", "shortLabel":"Urban Design Studio", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":21, "units":"0-12-9", "course":"11", "description":"Examines the rehabilitation and re-imagination of a city. Analyzes the city at three scales: citywide, neighborhood, and individual dwellings. Aims to shape innovative design solutions, enhance social amenity, and improve economic equity through strategic and creative geographical, urban design and architectural thinking. Intended for students with backgrounds in architecture, community development, and physical planning. Limited to 12 via application and lottery.", "prereqs":"11.328", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Adams, Marie", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.338", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["B. Ryan"], "spring_instructors":["B. 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Includes lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and a team project to analyze a case example.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Gordon, Christopher", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.344", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["1.472J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. M. Gordon"], "spring_instructors":["C. M. Gordon"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0111.344", "section-of":"11.344", "timeAndPlace":"TR4-5.30 9-354"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"11.352", "label":"Real Estate Ventures II: Negotiating Leases, Financings, and Restructurings", "shortLabel":"Real Estate Ventures II", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"11", "description":"Focuses on key business and legal issues within the principal agreements used to lease, finance, and restructure a real estate venture. Through the lens of the real estate developer and its counter-parties, students identify, discuss and negotiate the most important business issues in office and retail leases, and permanent loan, mezzanine loan, inter-creditor, standstill/forbearance, and loan modification (workout) agreements. Students work closely with attorneys who specialize in the construction of such agreements and with students from area law schools and New York University and Columbia University. Single-asset real estate bankruptcy and the federal income tax consequences of debt restructuring are also addressed. Enrollment limited; preference to MSRED students; no Listeners.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"McGrath, William", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.352", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["W. T. McGrath"], "spring_instructors":["W. T. 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Develops an understanding of the greater financial and macroeconomic implications of the mortgage credit sector, and how policies affect the ways housing asset fluctuations impact national economies. Considers the perspective of investors in international real estate markets and the risks and rewards involved. Draws on lessons from an international comparative approach, and applies them to economic and finance policies at the local, state/provincial, and federal levels within a country of choice. Meets with 11.355 when offered concurrently. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"11.202, 11.203, 14.01 or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Saiz, Albert", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.355", "equivalent_subjects":["11.145"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. Saiz"], "spring_instructors":["A. 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Development decisions rendered by public agencies are reviewed, critiqued, and discussed.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Szold, Terry", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.367", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["T. S. Szold"], "spring_instructors":["T. S. 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Seminar is conducted with intensive group research projects, in-class discussions and debates.", "prereqs":"14.01; 11.202 or 11.203; or by permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Hsu, Yuin-Jen", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.381", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Hsu"], "spring_instructors":["D. Hsu"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0111.381", "section-of":"11.381", "timeAndPlace":"T1-4 9-450B"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"11.382", "label":"Water Diplomacy: The Science, Policy, & Politics of Managing Shared Resources", "shortLabel":"Water Diplomacy", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"11", "description":"Examines the history and dynamics of international environmental treaty-making, or what is called environmental diplomacy. Emphasizes climate change and other atmospheric, marine resource, global waste management and sustainability-related treaties and the problems of implementing them. Reviews the legal, economic, and political dynamics of managing shared resources, involving civil society on a global basis, and enforcing transboundary agreements. Focuses especially on principles from international relations, international law, environmental management, and negotiation theory as they relate to common-pool resource management.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Susskind, Lawrence", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.382", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["L. Susskind"], "spring_instructors":["L. 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Through readings, cases, simulations and class visits from industry leaders, explores the underlying principles and business practices that help to secure that alignment between business health and societal well-being.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Kochan, Thomas", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.662", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["15.662J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["T. Kochan","B. Dyer"], "spring_instructors":["T. Kochan","B. 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Provides useful preparation for thesis work in the area.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Geltner, David", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.434", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["15.428J","IDS.720J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Geltner","R. de Neufville"], "spring_instructors":["D. 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Students gain practical experience assembling a mixed-income housing development proposal.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Roth, Peter", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.435", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["P. Roth"], "spring_instructors":["P. Roth"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0111.435", "section-of":"11.435", "timeAndPlace":"MW1-2.30 9-451"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0111.435", "section-of":"11.435", "timeAndPlace":"F12 9-354"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"11.438", "label":"Economic Development Planning", "shortLabel":"Economic Development Planning", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"11", "description":"Focuses on the policy tools and planning techniques used to formulate and implement local economic development strategies. Includes an overview of economic development theory, discussion of major policy areas and practices employed to influence local economic development, a review of analytic tools to assess local economies and how to formulate strategy. Coursework includes formulation of a local economic development strategy for a client. Limited to 15.", "prereqs":"11.203, 11.220, and permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Seidman, Karl", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.438", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["K. Seidman"], "spring_instructors":["K. 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Engages those with a design and community service orientation.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Goethert, Reinhard", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"4.232", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["4.232J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["R. Goethert"], "spring_instructors":["R. Goethert"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0111.444", "section-of":"11.444", "timeAndPlace":"*TO BE ARRANGED null"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"11.469", "label":"Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice", "shortLabel":"Urban Sociology", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"11", "description":"Introduction to core writings in urban sociology. Explores the nature and changing character of the city and the urban experience, providing context for the development of urban studies research and planning skills. Topics include the changing nature of community, neighborhood effects, social capital and networks, social stratification, feminist theory and critical race theory, and the interaction of social structure and political power. Subject will take place in the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Norfolk with half of the class from MIT and half of the class from MCI-Norfolk. Limited to 25.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Steil, Justin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.469", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["J. Steil"], "spring_instructors":["J. 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Depositional models, for both modern and ancient environments are a major component and are studied in detail with an eye toward interpretation of depositional processes and reconstructing paleoenvironments from the rock record. Satisfies 6 units of Institute Laboratory credit. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"12.11 or 12.001", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bergmann, Kristin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.110A", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.465A"], "fall_instructors":["K. Bergmann"], "spring_instructors":["K. Bergmann"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":"LAB2"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.110A", "section-of":"12.110A", "timeAndPlace":"M2.30-4,F2-3.30 54-819"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.110B", "label":"Sedimentology in the Field", "shortLabel":"Sedimentology in the Field", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":9, "units":"2-2-5", "course":"12", "description":"Examines the fundamentals of sedimentary deposits and geological reasoning through first hand fieldwork. Students practice methods of modern geological field study off-campus during a required trip over spring break making field observations, measuring stratigraphic sections and making a sedimentological map. Relevant topics introduced are map and figure making in ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator and sedimentary petrology. Culminates in an oral and written report built around data gathered in the field. Field sites and intervals of geologic time studied rotate annually and include Precambrian, Phanerozoic and Modern depositional environments. Satisfies 6 units of Institute Laboratory credit. May be taken multiple times for credit. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"12.110A", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bergmann, Kristin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.110B", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.465B"], "fall_instructors":["K. Bergmann"], "spring_instructors":["K. Bergmann"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":"LAB2"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.110B", "section-of":"12.110B", "timeAndPlace":"M2.30-4,F2-3.30 54-819"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.116", "label":"Analysis of Geologic Data", "shortLabel":"Analysis of Geologic Data", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":6, "units":"0-2-4", "course":"12", "description":"Includes in-depth laboratory analysis of samples, interpretation of geological data, and where possible, geophysical and geochemical data. Includes the preparation of reports based on the field studies conducted in 12.115 during January; report generally exceeds 30 pages in length and includes one major revision and rewrite. Instruction in writing techniques provided. Contact department regarding travel fee and resources for funding opportunities. Satisfies 3 units of Institute Laboratory credit.", "prereqs":"12.115", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Jagoutz, Oliver", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.116", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["O. Jagoutz"], "spring_instructors":["O. Jagoutz"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"CIM", "gir_attribute":"LAB2"}, { "type":"LabSession", "label":"B0112.116", "section-of":"12.116", "timeAndPlace":"F11-1 54-1029"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.117A", "label":"Field Geobiology I", "shortLabel":"Field Geobiology I", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":6, "units":"2-1-3", "course":"12", "description":"Examines basic biological processes that operate in sediments. Lectures cover biological, physical and chemical processes that influence the formation and stabilization of sediments, including biomineralization, weathering, erosion, the formation of sedimentary structures and interactions with sediments, flow, and the cycles of nutrients. Lab covers analytical methods used to examine microbial processes, bioinformatic methods used to analyze microbial communities, and techniques used to analyze sediment grain sizes and chemistry. Readings and discussions provide preparation for the 12.117B field trip to a modern sedimentary environment. Enables students to interpret processes in modern sedimentary environments, reconstruct similar processes in the rock record, collect appropriate samples in the field, and analyze microbiological data. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"[12.001 or 12.007]", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bosak, Tanja", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.117A", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.487A"], "fall_instructors":["T. Bosak"], "spring_instructors":["T. Bosak"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.117A", "section-of":"12.117A", "timeAndPlace":"MW2.30-4 54-517"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.117B", "label":"Field Geobiology II", "shortLabel":"Field Geobiology II", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":9, "units":"2-2-5", "course":"12", "description":"Teaches fundamentals of field observations and reasoning in geobiology/sedimentology during a required trip to a modern sedimentary environment over spring break, followed by laboratory analyses of collected samples. Students make observations, develop hypotheses, collect samples required to test their hypotheses and interact with lecturers and students investigating the sedimentology of the site. Upon return to MIT, students work on field samples to characterize the sediments, use the preliminary data to develop an understanding of the field site, and write research reports. Students taking graduate version write proposals that present a research question based on the field observations and subsequent analyses. Meets with 12.110B and 12.465B when those subjects examine modern sedimentary environments.", "prereqs":"12.117A", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bosak, Tanja", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.117B", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.487B"], "fall_instructors":["T. Bosak"], "spring_instructors":["T. Bosak"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.117B", "section-of":"12.117B", "timeAndPlace":"MW2.30-4 54-517"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.207", "section-of":"12.207", "timeAndPlace":"MW11.30-1 8-205"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.207", "label":"Nonlinear Dynamics: Continuum Systems", "shortLabel":"Nonlinr Dynamics:Continuum Sys", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"12", "description":"General mathematical principles of continuum systems. From microscopic to macroscopic descriptions in the form of linear or nonlinear (partial) differential equations. Exact solutions, dimensional analysis, calculus of variations and singular perturbation methods. Stability, waves and pattern formation in continuum systems. Subject matter illustrated using natural fluid and solid systems found, for example, in geophysics and biology.", "prereqs":"18.03 or 18.032; GIR:PHY2", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bourouiba, Lydia", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"18.354", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["1.062J","18.354J"], "meets_with_subjects":["18.3541"], "fall_instructors":["L. Bourouiba"], "spring_instructors":["L. Bourouiba"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.306", "label":"Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry", "shortLabel":"Atmospheric Physics & Chem", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"12", "description":"Introduction to the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere including experience with computer codes. Aerosols and theories of their formation, evolution, and removal. Gas and aerosol transport from urban to continental scales. Coupled models of radiation, transport, and chemistry. Solution of inverse problems to deduce emissions and removal rates. Emissions control technology and costs. Applications to air pollution and climate. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.", "prereqs":"5.60 or 5.61; 18.075; or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Prinn, Ronald", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.306", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["10.571J","12.806J"], "fall_instructors":["R. G. Prinn"], "spring_instructors":["R. G. Prinn"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.306", "section-of":"12.306", "timeAndPlace":"TR2.30-4 66-160"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.307", "label":"Weather and Climate Laboratory", "shortLabel":"Weather and Climate Laboratory", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"1-4-7", "course":"12", "description":"Engages students in projects involving rotating tank laboratory experiments, analysis of data on the sphere, and report writing and presentation. Project themes explore fundamentals of climate science and make contact points with major contemporary environmental challenges facing mankind. Examples include heat and moisture transport in the atmosphere; weather and weather extremes; aerosols, dust, and atmospheric pollution; ocean circulation and transport and plastics in the ocean. Develops skills for how to deal with noisy, imperfect data. Provides instruction and practice in written and oral communication.", "prereqs":"GIR:CAL2, GIR:PHY1", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Illari, Lodovica", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.307", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["L. Illari","J. Marshall"], "spring_instructors":["L. Illari","J. Marshall"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"CIM", "gir_attribute":"LAB"}, { "type":"LabSession", "label":"B0112.307", "section-of":"12.307", "timeAndPlace":"TR2.30-5 54-1623"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.315", "label":"Atmospheric Radiation and Convection", "shortLabel":"Atmospheric Rad & Convect", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"5-2-5", "course":"12", "description":"Introduction to the physics of atmospheric radiation, remote sensing, and convection, including use of computer codes. Radiative transfer equation including emission and scattering, spectroscopy, Mie theory, and numerical solutions. Physics of dry and moist convection, including moist thermodynamics. Radiative-convective equilibrium. Solution of inverse problems in remote sensing of atmospheric temperature and composition. Students taking graduate version complete different assignments.", "prereqs":"12.390 or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Cronin, Timothy", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.315", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.815"], "fall_instructors":["T. Cronin"], "spring_instructors":["T. Cronin"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.315", "section-of":"12.315", "timeAndPlace":"MW10.30-12 54-517"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.338", "label":"Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics and Chemistry", "shortLabel":"Aerosol Cloud Microphys & Chem", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"12", "description":"Focuses on understanding how aerosol particles form droplets or ice crystals during several atmospheric processes: determining Earth's radiative balance; heterogeneous chemistry and acid rain; understanding where, when and how much precipitation occurs. Provides tools for understanding the physics of aerosol and cloud element motion; the interaction of particles with water vapor, including phase changes and droplet and ice nucleation; the chemical composition of particles and the effect on cloud formation processes; and the effect of cloud processing on aerosol chemistry. Discusses relevant topics of contemporary interest, e.g., geoengineering and weather modification and volcanic effects. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.", "prereqs":"12.335, 12.336, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Cziczo, Daniel James", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.338", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["1.842J","12.814J"], "fall_instructors":["D. Cziczo"], "spring_instructors":["D. Cziczo"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.338", "section-of":"12.338", "timeAndPlace":"TR9-10.30 54-1623"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.349", "label":"Mechanisms and Models of the Global Carbon Cycle", "shortLabel":"Mech Models Carbon Cycle", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"12", "description":"Addresses changes in the ocean, terrestrial biosphere and rocks modulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide on timescales from months to millions of years. Includes feedbacks between carbon cycle and climate. Combines hands-on data analysis with the formulation of simple models rooted in basic physical, chemical and biological principles. Students create individual \"toy\" global carbon cycle models. Students taking graduate version complete different assignments.", "prereqs":"GIR:CAL2, GIR:PHY1", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Follows, Michael", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.349", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.849"], "fall_instructors":["M. Follows"], "spring_instructors":["M. Follows"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.349", "section-of":"12.349", "timeAndPlace":"MW10.30-12 54-819"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.373", "label":"Field Oceanography", "shortLabel":"Field Oceanography", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-4-5", "course":"12", "description":"Provides an introduction to the biogeochemistry of the ocean, and the field techniques and methods used in its study. Emphasizes biogeochemistry and the interrelated nature of elemental cycling, but also examines physical transport and air-sea gas exchange. Covers multiple aspects related to field instrumentation and measurements, including nutrients, oxygen, the carbon system, temperature, and salinity. Presents microbial analyses, such as metagenomics. Includes an optional spring break field trip aboard a research vessel. Students work in groups to propose a project over the week-long voyage that utilizes the field time to collect samples. During the second half of the term, students analyze and synthesize the data, and present it in a publication-quality manuscript. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"GIR:BIOL, GIR:CHEM, permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Babbin, Andrew", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.373", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.777"], "fall_instructors":["A. R. Babbin"], "spring_instructors":["A. R. Babbin"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LabSession", "label":"B0112.373", "section-of":"12.373", "timeAndPlace":"M2.30-4.30 54-1811"}, { "type":"LabSession", "label":"B0212.373", "section-of":"12.373", "timeAndPlace":"W2.30-4.30 54-1811"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.373", "section-of":"12.373", "timeAndPlace":"M1-2.30 54-1623"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.402", "label":"Introduction to Astronomy", "shortLabel":"Intro to Astronomy", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"12", "description":"Quantitative introduction to physics of the solar system, stars, interstellar medium, the galaxy, and universe, as determined from a variety of astronomical observations and models. Topics: planets, planet formation; stars, the Sun, \"normal\" stars, star formation; stellar evolution, supernovae, compact objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes), plusars, binary x-ray sources; star clusters, globular and open clusters; interstellar medium, gas, dust, magnetic fields, cosmic rays; distance ladder; galaxies, normal and active galaxies, jets; gravitational lensing; large scaling structure; Newtonian cosmology, dynamical expansion and thermal history of the universe; cosmic microwave background radiation; big bang nucleosynthesis. No prior knowledge of astronomy necessary. Not usable as a restricted elective by Physics majors.", "prereqs":"GIR:PHY1", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Frebel, Anna", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"8.282", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["8.282J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. Frebel"], "spring_instructors":["A. Frebel"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":"REST"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.402", "section-of":"12.402", "timeAndPlace":"TR1-2.30 4-231"}, { "type":"LabSession", "label":"B0112.409", "section-of":"12.409", "timeAndPlace":"W EVE (7-10 PM) 37-212"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.409", "label":"Hands-On Astronomy: Observing Stars and Planets", "shortLabel":"Hands-On Astronomy", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":6, "units":"0-4-2", "course":"12", "description":"Background for, and techniques of, visual observation and electronic imaging of the Moon, planets, satellites, stars, and brighter deep-space objects. Weekly outdoor observing sessions using 8-inch diameter telescopes when weather permits. Indoor sessions introduce skills necessary for observation. Introduction to contemporary observational astronomy including astronomical computing, image and data processing, and how astronomers work. Student must maintain a careful and complete written log which is graded. Consumes an entire evening each week; 100% attendance at observing sessions required to pass. Enrollment limited; priority to freshmen.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bosh, Amanda", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.409", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. Bosh"], "spring_instructors":["A. Bosh"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LabSession", "label":"B0212.409", "section-of":"12.409", "timeAndPlace":"R EVE (7-10 PM) 37-212"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.422", "label":"Planetary Atmospheres", "shortLabel":"Planetary Atmospheres", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"12", "description":"Provides a basic understanding of the physics and chemistry of planetary atmospheres. Explores the formation and evolution of atmospheres, their structure and dynamics, and what is known about their chemical composition. Pays particular attention to their energy balance. Also presents the current state of understanding of exoplanet atmospheres. Students taking graduate version complete an additional research project.", "prereqs":"12.003 or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Cziczo, Daniel James", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.422", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.622"], "fall_instructors":["D. Cziczo"], "spring_instructors":["D. 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Knowledge of the engineering design process is helpful.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Miller, David", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"16.831", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["16.831J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["J. A. Hoffman","A. Saenz-Otero"], "spring_instructors":["J. A. Hoffman","A. Saenz-Otero"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"CIM", "gir_attribute":"LAB"}, { "type":"LabSession", "label":"B0112.431", "section-of":"12.431", "timeAndPlace":"TR3-5 37-212"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.445", "label":"Communication in the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences", "shortLabel":"Communication in EAPS", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":6, "units":"3-0-3", "course":"12", "description":"Concentrated instruction and practice in professional writing and presentation. Topics include review of various communication styles prevalent in the field; strategies for tailoring reports, technical papers, and presentations for specific audiences; and mechanics of organization and style. Weekly assignments in writing or speaking, with peer and instructor feedback. Limited to 6.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"N", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"null", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.445", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["F. D. Morgan"], "spring_instructors":["F. D. 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Lectures cover sediment textures and composition, fluid flow and sediment transport, and formation of sedimentary structures. Depositional models, for both modern and ancient environments are a major component and are studied in detail with an eye toward interpretation of depositional processes and reconstructing paleoenvironments from the rock record. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bergmann, Kristin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.110A", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.110A"], "fall_instructors":["K. Bergmann"], "spring_instructors":["K. 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Field sites and intervals of geologic time studied rotate annually and include Precambrian, Phanerozoic and Modern depositional environments. May be taken multiple times for credit. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"12.456 or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bergmann, Kristin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.110B", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.110B"], "fall_instructors":["K. Bergmann"], "spring_instructors":["K. 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Upon return to MIT, students work on field samples to characterize the sediments, use the preliminary data to develop an understanding of the field site, and write research reports. Students taking graduate version write proposals that present a research question based on the field observations and subsequent analyses. Meets with 12.110B and 12.465B when those subjects examine modern sedimentary environments.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bosak, Tanja", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.117B", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.117B"], "fall_instructors":["T. Bosak"], "spring_instructors":["T. 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Both continental and oceanic examples of faulting and earthquakes will be featured.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"N", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"null", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.525", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["J. McGuire","G. Prieto"], "spring_instructors":["J. McGuire","G. 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Explores the formation and evolution of atmospheres, their structure and dynamics, and what is known about their chemical composition. Pays particular attention to their energy balance. Also presents the current state of understanding of exoplanet atmospheres. Students taking graduate version complete an additional research project.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Cziczo, Daniel James", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.422", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.422"], "fall_instructors":["D. Cziczo"], "spring_instructors":["D. 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In class discussions, students consider various aspects of the work in question, including motivation, approach, and implications for the broader context. They also synthesize information and make oral presentations. Develops basic analytical and critical skills in paper reading and writing.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Westwater, Julia", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.701", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["Y. Kwon (WHOI)"], "spring_instructors":["Y. 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Topics include: elements of probability and statistics, statistical inference, robust and nonparametric statistics, the method of least squares, univariate and multivariate spectral analysis, digital filters, and aspects of multidimensional data analysis.", "prereqs":"18.03", "offering":"N", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"null", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.714", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. D. Chave","T. A. Herring"], "spring_instructors":["A. D. Chave","T. A. 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Topics vary from year to year.", "prereqs":"12.710 or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Westwater, Julia", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.716", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["H. Dick","F. Klein (WHOI)"], "spring_instructors":["H. Dick","F. 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Emphasizes biogeochemistry and the interrelated nature of elemental cycling, but also examines physical transport and air-sea gas exchange. Covers multiple aspects related to field instrumentation and measurements, including nutrients, oxygen, the carbon system, temperature, and salinity. Presents microbial analyses, such as metagenomics. Includes an optional spring break field trip aboard a research vessel. Students work in groups to propose a project over the week-long voyage that utilizes the field time to collect samples. During the second half of the term, students analyze and synthesize the data, and present it in a publication-quality manuscript. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Babbin, Andrew", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.373", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.373"], "fall_instructors":["A. R. 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Presents wave properties, including the dispersion relation, phase and group velocities, and wave kinematics, and uses these concepts to study the dynamics of surface and internal gravity waves, Poincare waves, Kelvin waves, and topographic waves. Includes flow instability. Explores general concepts of linear instability in small-scale stratified shear flows (Rayleigh and Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities); examines non-rotating stratified turbulence resulting from these instabilities. Also discusses wave-mean flow interaction, hydraulic control, the entrainment assumption, and the interpretation of microstructure observations.", "prereqs":"12.800 or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Ferrari, Raffaele", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.802", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["G. Flierl","R. Ferrari"], "spring_instructors":["G. Flierl","R. 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Applications to air pollution and climate.", "prereqs":"5.60 or 5.61; 18.075; or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Prinn, Ronald", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.306", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["10.571J"], "meets_with_subjects":["12.306"], "fall_instructors":["R. G. Prinn"], "spring_instructors":["R. G. Prinn"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.806", "section-of":"12.806", "timeAndPlace":"TR2.30-4 66-160"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.810", "section-of":"12.810", "timeAndPlace":"TR10.30-12 54-824"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.810", "label":"Dynamics of the Atmosphere", "shortLabel":"Dynamics of the Atmosphere", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"12", "description":"Discusses the dynamics of the atmosphere, with emphasis on the large scale. Topics include internal gravity waves in the atmosphere; potential vorticity conservation and Rossby waves; baroclinic instability and extratropical storms; the tropical Hadley and Walker circulations and equatorial waves; and the general circulation, annular modes, and the response to climate change.", "prereqs":"12.800", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"O'Gorman, Paul", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.810", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["P. O'Gorman"], "spring_instructors":["P. 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Discusses relevant topics of contemporary interest, e.g., geoengineering and weather modification and volcanic effects. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Cziczo, Daniel James", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.338", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["1.842J"], "meets_with_subjects":["12.338"], "fall_instructors":["D. Cziczo"], "spring_instructors":["D. 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Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"12.800 or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Cronin, Timothy", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.315", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.315"], "fall_instructors":["T. Cronin"], "spring_instructors":["T. Cronin"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.817", "section-of":"12.817", "timeAndPlace":"MW9.30-11 48-316"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.817", "label":"Atmospheric Composition in the Changing Earth System", "shortLabel":"Atmospheric Composition", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"12", "description":"Explores how atmospheric chemical composition both drives and responds to climate, with a particular focus on feedbacks via the biosphere. Topics include atmospheric nitrogen; DMS, sulfate, and CLAW; biogenic volatile organic compounds and secondary organic aerosol; wildfires and land use change; atmospheric methane and the oxidative capacity of the troposphere; and air quality and climate and geoengineering.", "prereqs":"1.84", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Heald, Colette", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"1.841", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["1.841J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. Heald"], "spring_instructors":["C. Heald"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.823", "label":"Modeling the Biology and Physics of the Ocean", "shortLabel":"Modeling Biol & Phys of Ocean", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"12", "description":"Principles and examples of the construction of physical/ biological models for oceanic systems. Individual-based and continuum representations. Food webs and structured population models. Fluid transport, stirring, and mixing. Effects of rotation and stratification. Advection, diffusion, reaction dynamics. Oceanic examples of physical-biological dynamics: surface mixed layer, upwelling regimes, mesoscale eddies, and oceanic gyres.", "prereqs":"18.075 or 18.085", "offering":"N", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"null", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.823", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["G. Flierl","D. McGillicuddy"], "spring_instructors":["G. Flierl","D. 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Students taking graduate version complete different assignments.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Follows, Michael", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.349", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["12.349"], "fall_instructors":["M. Follows"], "spring_instructors":["M. Follows"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.849", "section-of":"12.849", "timeAndPlace":"MW10.30-12 54-819"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0112.850", "section-of":"12.850", "timeAndPlace":"T10.30-12,F1-2.30 54-823"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"12.850", "label":"Computational Ocean Modeling", "shortLabel":"Computational Ocean Modeling", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"12", "description":"Numerical modeling in oceanography and environmental fluid mechanics. Focuses on the building of computational models that describe processes such as transport (advection, diffusion), reaction (ecosystems), and boundary forcing, of relevance in the ocean. Models are developed in a hierarchical manner, starting from the simple (zero-dimensional in space), and incrementally advancing toward more complex, time-evolving systems in one-, two- (shallow water) and three-dimensions (Primitive equations). Students build their own models using the finite volume approach with an appreciation and understanding of the working of general circulation models", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Westwater, Julia", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"12.850", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. Mahadevan (WHOI)","W. Zhang (WHOI)"], "spring_instructors":["A. Mahadevan (WHOI)","W. 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Subject develops the basic tools of macro and international economics: monetary and fiscal policy, growth theory and exchange rates. Discusses recent emerging market and financial crises, examining their causes, how best to address them, and how to prevent them from recurring in the future. Evaluates different strategies of economic development, including an understanding of growth and development and the role of debt and foreign aid.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Rigobon, Roberto", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.012", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["Staff"], "spring_instructors":["Staff"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.012", "section-of":"15.012", "timeAndPlace":"MWF1-2.30 E51-145"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0315.012", "section-of":"15.012", "timeAndPlace":"MWF2.30-4 E51-145"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0215.014", "section-of":"15.014", "timeAndPlace":"MWF10-11.30 E51-315"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.014", "section-of":"15.014", "timeAndPlace":"MWF8.30-10 E51-315"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.014", "label":"Applied Macro- and International Economics II", "shortLabel":"Applied Macro & Intl Econ II", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":6, "units":"4-0-2", "course":"15", "description":"Establishes understanding of the development processes of societies and economies. Studies several dimensions of sustainability (environmental, social, political, institutional, economy, organizational, relational, and personal) and the balance among them. Explores the basics of governmental intervention, focusing on areas such as the judicial system, environment, social security, and health. Builds skills to determine what type of policy is most appropriate. Considers implications of new technologies on the financial sector: internationalization of currencies, mobile payment systems, and cryptocurrencies. Discusses the institutional framework to ensure choices are sustainable across all dimensions and applications.", "prereqs":"15.012 or 15.015", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Rigobon, Roberto", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.014", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["R. Rigobon"], "spring_instructors":["R. Rigobon"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.025", "section-of":"15.025", "timeAndPlace":"TR10-11.30 E62-223"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0215.025", "section-of":"15.025", "timeAndPlace":"TR1-2.30 E62-223"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.025", "label":"Game Theory for Strategic Advantage", "shortLabel":"Game Theory for Strat Advtg", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"15", "description":"Develops and applies principles of game theory relevant to managers' strategic decisions. Topics include how to reason about strategies and opponents; strategic commitment and negotiations; reputation and seemingly irrational actions; bidding in auctions; and the design of auctions, contests and markets. Applications to a variety of business decisions that arise in different industries, both within and outside the firm. Meets with 15.0251 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"15.010, 15.011, 15.015, or 14.01", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bonatti, Alessandro", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.0251", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["15.0251"], "fall_instructors":["A. Bonatti","G. Cisternas"], "spring_instructors":["A. Bonatti","G. Cisternas"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.0251", "label":"Game Theory for Strategic Advantage", "shortLabel":"Game Theory", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"15", "description":"Develops and applies principles of game theory relevant to managers' strategic decisions. Topics include how to reason about strategies and opponents; strategic commitment and negotiations; reputation and seemingly irrational actions; bidding in auctions; and the design of auctions, contests and markets. Applications to a variety of business decisions that arise in different industries, both within and outside the firm. Meets with 15.025 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"15.0111 or 14.01", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bonatti, Alessandro", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.0251", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["15.025"], "fall_instructors":["A. Bonatti","G. Cisternas"], "spring_instructors":["A. Bonatti","G. Cisternas"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.0251", "section-of":"15.0251", "timeAndPlace":"TR10-11.30 E62-223"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0215.0251", "section-of":"15.0251", "timeAndPlace":"TR1-2.30 E62-223"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.032", "label":"Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector", "shortLabel":"Eng Econ & Reg: Electric Power", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"15", "description":"Provides an in-depth and interdisciplinary look at electric power systems, focusing on regulation as the link among engineering, economic, legal, and environmental viewpoints. Topics include electricity markets, incentive regulation of network utilities, retail competition, tariff design, distributed generation, rural electrification, multinational electricity markets, environmental impacts, and the future of utilities and strategic sustainability issues under both traditional and competitive regulatory frameworks. Background in policy, microeconomics, or engineering desirable. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"14.01, 22.081, IDS.060, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Perez- Arriaga, Jose Ignacio", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"IDS.505", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["6.695J","IDS.505J"], "meets_with_subjects":["IDS.064"], "fall_instructors":["C. Batlle Lopez","J. Jenkins","I. Perez-Arriaga"], "spring_instructors":["C. Batlle Lopez","J. Jenkins","I. Perez-Arriaga"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.032", "section-of":"15.032", "timeAndPlace":"TR10.30-12 E51-395"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.037", "section-of":"15.037", "timeAndPlace":"TR1-2.30 E51-149"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.037", "label":"Energy Economics and Policy", "shortLabel":"Energy Economics & Policy", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"4-0-8", "course":"15", "description":"Analyzes business and public policy issues in energy markets and in the environmental markets to which they are closely tied. Examines the economic determinants of industry structure and evolution of competition among firms in these industries. Investigates successful and unsuccessful strategies for entering new markets and competing in existing markets. Industries studied include oil, natural gas, coal, electricity, and transportation. Topics include climate change and environmental policy, the role of speculation in energy markets, the political economy of energy policies, and market power and antitrust. Two team-based simulation games, representing the world oil market and a deregulated electricity market, act to cement the concepts covered in lecture. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 60.", "prereqs":"14.01 or 15.0111", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Knittle, Christopher", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"14.44", "equivalent_subjects":["14.444","15.038"], "joint_subjects":["14.44J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. Knittel"], "spring_instructors":["C. Knittel"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"HS", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.037", "section-of":"15.037", "timeAndPlace":"F2 E51-149"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.038", "section-of":"15.038", "timeAndPlace":"TR2.30-4 E51-149"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.038", "label":"Energy Economics and Policy", "shortLabel":"Energy Economics & Policy", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"4-0-8", "course":"15", "description":"Theoretical and empirical perspectives on individual and industrial demand for energy, energy supply, energy markets, and public policies affecting energy markets. Discusses aspects of the oil, natural gas, electricity, and nuclear power sectors. Examines energy tax, price regulation, deregulation, energy efficiency and policies for controlling pollution and CO2 emissions. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 60.", "prereqs":"14.01 or 15.0111", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Knittle, Christopher", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"14.444", "equivalent_subjects":["14.44","15.037"], "joint_subjects":["14.444J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. Knittel"], "spring_instructors":["C. Knittel"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.038", "section-of":"15.038", "timeAndPlace":"R4 E51-395"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.053", "section-of":"15.053", "timeAndPlace":"F11 E51-085"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0215.053", "section-of":"15.053", "timeAndPlace":"F1 E51-315"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0215.053", "section-of":"15.053", "timeAndPlace":"TR1-2.30 E51-335"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0315.053", "section-of":"15.053", "timeAndPlace":"F2 E51-315"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.053", "label":"Optimization Methods in Business Analytics", "shortLabel":"Optimzn Methods: Bus Analytics", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"4-0-8", "course":"15", "description":"Introduces optimization methods with a focus on modeling, solution techniques, and analysis. Covers linear programming, network optimization, integer programming, nonlinear programming, and dynamic programming. Applications to logistics, manufacturing, statistics, machine learning, transportation, game theory, marketing, project management, and finance. Includes a project in which student teams select and solve an optimization problem (possibly a large-scale problem) of practical interest.", "prereqs":"1.00, 1.000, 6.00, 6.0001, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Orlin, James", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.053", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["J. Orlin"], "spring_instructors":["J. Orlin"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":"REST"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.053", "section-of":"15.053", "timeAndPlace":"TR10-11.30 E51-145"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.062", "label":"Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value", "shortLabel":"Data Mining", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":6, "units":"2-0-4", "course":"15", "description":"Provides an introduction to data mining and machine learning, a class of methods that assist in recognizing patterns and making intelligent use of massive amounts of data collected via the internet, e-commerce, electronic banking, point-of-sale devices, bar-code readers, medical databases, search engines, and social networks. Includes topics in logistic regression, association rules, tree-structured classification and regression, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, and neural network methods. Presents examples of successful applications in areas such as credit ratings, fraud detection, marketing, customer relationship management, and investments. Introduces data-mining software. Term project required. Meets with 15.0621 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"15.060 or 15.075", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Welsch, Roy", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.0621", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["IDS.145J"], "meets_with_subjects":["15.0621"], "fall_instructors":["R. E. Welsch"], "spring_instructors":["R. E. Welsch"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.062", "section-of":"15.062", "timeAndPlace":"T4 E51-335"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.062", "section-of":"15.062", "timeAndPlace":"MW4-5.30 E51-345"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.0621", "label":"Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value", "shortLabel":"Data Mining", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":6, "units":"2-0-4", "course":"15", "description":"Provides an introduction to data mining and machine learning, a class of methods that assist in recognizing patterns and making intelligent use of massive amounts of data collected via the internet, e-commerce, electronic banking, point-of-sale devices, bar-code readers, medical databases, search engines, and social networks. Includes topics in logistic regression, association rules, tree-structured classification and regression, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, and neural network methods. Presents examples of successful applications in areas such as credit ratings, fraud detection, marketing, customer relationship management, and investments. Introduces data-mining software. Term project required. Meets with 15.062 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"15.075", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Welsch, Roy", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.0621", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["15.062J","IDS.145J"], "fall_instructors":["R. E. Welsch"], "spring_instructors":["R. E. Welsch"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.0621", "section-of":"15.0621", "timeAndPlace":"MW4-5.30 E51-345"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.0621", "section-of":"15.0621", "timeAndPlace":"T4 E51-335"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.068", "label":"Statistical Consulting", "shortLabel":"Statistical Consulting", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"15", "description":"Addresses statistical issues as a consultant would face them: deciphering the client's question; finding appropriate data; performing a viable analysis; and presenting the results in compelling ways. Real-life cases and examples.", "prereqs":"15.060", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Barnett, Arnold", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.068", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. I. Barnett"], "spring_instructors":["A. I. Barnett"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.068", "section-of":"15.068", "timeAndPlace":"MW4-5.30 E51-145"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.070", "label":"Advanced Stochastic Processes", "shortLabel":"Adv Stochastic Processes", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-0-9", "course":"15", "description":"Analysis and modeling of stochastic processes. Topics include measure theoretic probability, martingales, filtration, and stopping theorems; elements of large deviations theory; Brownian motion and reflected Brownian motion; stochastic integration and Ito calculus; functional limit theorems. Applications to finance theory, insurance, queueing and inventory models.", "prereqs":"6.431B, 15.085J, 18.100A, 18.100B, or 18.100Q", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Gamarnik, David", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.070", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["6.265J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Gamarnik","G. Bresler"], "spring_instructors":["D. Gamarnik","G. Bresler"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.070", "section-of":"15.070", "timeAndPlace":"MW1-2.30 56-154"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.071", "section-of":"15.071", "timeAndPlace":"MW1-2.30 E51-345"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0215.071", "section-of":"15.071", "timeAndPlace":"MW2.30-4 E51-345"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0315.071", "section-of":"15.071", "timeAndPlace":"MW4-5.30 E51-315"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.071", "section-of":"15.071", "timeAndPlace":"F1 E51-345"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0215.071", "section-of":"15.071", "timeAndPlace":"F3 E51-345"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0315.071", "section-of":"15.071", "timeAndPlace":"F12 E51-315"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0415.071", "section-of":"15.071", "timeAndPlace":"F2 E51-345"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.071", "label":"The Analytics Edge", "shortLabel":"The Analytics Edge", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"4-0-8", "course":"15", "description":"Presents real-world examples in which quantitative methods provide a significant competitive edge that has led to a first order impact on some of today's most important companies. Examples include finance (quantitative asset management and options pricing), sports, health care, revenue management, supply chains, and the Internet. Outlines the competitive landscape. Presents the key quantitative methods that created the edge (data-mining, dynamic optimization, simulation), and discusses their impact. Uses R programming language. Includes team projects. Meets with 15.0711 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"15.053 or 15.060", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Spring"], "in-charge":"Freund, Robert", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.071", "equivalent_subjects":["15.0711"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Bertsimas"], "spring_instructors":["D. Bertsimas"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.0711", "label":"The Analytics Edge", "shortLabel":"The Analytics Edge", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"4-0-8", "course":"15", "description":"Presents real-world examples in which quantitative methods provide a significant competitive edge that has led to a first order impact on some of today's most important companies. Examples include finance (quantitative asset management and options pricing), sports, health care, revenue management, supply chains, and the Internet. Outlines the competitive landscape. Presents the key quantitative methods that created the edge (data-mining, dynamic optimization, simulation), and discusses their impact. Uses R programming language. Includes team projects. Meets with 15.071 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"15.053", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Freund, Robert", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.0711", "equivalent_subjects":["15.071"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Bertsimas"], "spring_instructors":["D. Bertsimas"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.0711", "section-of":"15.0711", "timeAndPlace":"MW1-2.30 E51-345"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0215.0711", "section-of":"15.0711", "timeAndPlace":"MW2.30-4 E51-345"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.0711", "section-of":"15.0711", "timeAndPlace":"F1 E51-345"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0315.0711", "section-of":"15.0711", "timeAndPlace":"F2 E51-345"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0215.0711", "section-of":"15.0711", "timeAndPlace":"F3 E51-345"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0215.075", "section-of":"15.075", "timeAndPlace":"MW11.30-1 E51-145"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.075", "section-of":"15.075", "timeAndPlace":"MW10-11.30 E51-145"}, { "type":"LabSession", "label":"B0215.075", "section-of":"15.075", "timeAndPlace":"F3 E52-164"}, { "type":"LabSession", "label":"B0115.075", "section-of":"15.075", "timeAndPlace":"F2 E52-164"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.075", "label":"Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis", "shortLabel":"Stat Thinkng & Data Analysis", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":12, "units":"3-1-8", "course":"15", "description":"Introduces a rigorous treatment of statistical data analysis while helping students develop a strong intuition for the strengths and limitations of various methods. Topics include statistical sampling and uncertainty, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, classification, analysis of variation, and elements of data mining. Involves empirical use of hypothesis testing and other statistical methodologies in several domains, including the assessment of A-B experiments on the web and the identification of genes correlated with diseases.", "prereqs":"6.041B or 15.0791", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Fogarty, Colin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.075", "equivalent_subjects":["18.650","18.6501","IDS.014"], "joint_subjects":["IDS.013J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["R. Mazumder"], "spring_instructors":["R. Mazumder"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":"LAB"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.083", "section-of":"15.083", "timeAndPlace":"MW10-11.30 E51-361"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.083", "section-of":"15.083", "timeAndPlace":"F3 E51-390"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.083", "label":"Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization", "shortLabel":"Integer Program Combin Optimiz", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"4-0-8", "course":"15", "description":"In-depth treatment of the modern theory of integer programming and combinatorial optimization, emphasizing geometry, duality, and algorithms. Topics include formulating problems in integer variables, enhancement of formulations, ideal formulations, integer programming duality, linear and semidefinite relaxations, lattices and their applications, the geometry of integer programming, primal methods, cutting plane methods, connections with algebraic geometry, computational complexity, approximation algorithms, heuristic and enumerative algorithms, mixed integer programming and solutions of large-scale problems.", "prereqs":"15.081J or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Vielma Centeno, Juan Pablo", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.083", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. J. Bertsimas","A. S. Schulz"], "spring_instructors":["D. J. Bertsimas","A. S. Schulz"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.084", "section-of":"15.084", "timeAndPlace":"F10.30 34-303"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0215.084", "section-of":"15.084", "timeAndPlace":"F11.30 34-303"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.084", "section-of":"15.084", "timeAndPlace":"TR11-12.30 E25-111"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.084", "label":"Nonlinear Optimization", "shortLabel":"Nonlinear Optimization", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"4-0-8", "course":"15", "description":"Unified analytical and computational approach to nonlinear optimization problems. Unconstrained optimization methods include gradient, conjugate direction, Newton, sub-gradient and first-order methods. Constrained optimization methods include feasible directions, projection, interior point methods, and Lagrange multiplier methods. Convex analysis, Lagrangian relaxation, nondifferentiable optimization, and applications in integer programming. Comprehensive treatment of optimality conditions and Lagrange multipliers. Geometric approach to duality theory. Applications drawn from control, communications, power systems, and resource allocation problems.", "prereqs":"18.06; 18.100A, 18.100B, or 18.100Q", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Van Parys, Bart Paul", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"6.252", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["6.252J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["R. M. Freund","P. Parrilo","G. Perakis"], "spring_instructors":["R. M. Freund","P. Parrilo","G. Perakis"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.089", "label":"Analytics Capstone", "shortLabel":"Analytics Capstone", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":0, "units":"0-0-0", "course":"15", "description":"Practical application of business analytics problems within a real company. Teams of 1-2 students, matched with company projects, visit companies to define project and scope. In class, students refine and improve on projects and devise methods for solving problems for their select companies. Mentors are assigned to each team. The culmination of the program is summer, on-site, practical training. Restricted to Master of Business Analytics students.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["IAP","Summer","Spring"], "in-charge":"Bertsimas, Dimitris", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.089", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. 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Application required.", "prereqs":"15.371 or 15.390", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Levin, Donna", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.392", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["B. Aulet","D. Levin","B. Halligan"], "spring_instructors":["B. Aulet","D. Levin","B. Halligan"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.394", "label":"Dilemmas in Founding New Ventures", "shortLabel":"Dilemmas Founding New Ventures", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"15", "description":"Explores key organizational decisions that have far-reaching consequences for founders and their ventures. Though a series of cases, readings, and simulations, students examine five founders' dilemmas: whether and when to found, whom to include in the founding team, how to allocate equity among co-founders, whether to involve external investors, and when and how to exit. Aims to equip students with tools and frameworks to help them understand the implications of early decisions, and to build enduring resources that enable the venture to execute even if the original plan changes substantially. Meets with 15.3941 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Scott, Erin", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.394", "equivalent_subjects":["15.3941"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["M. Marx"], "spring_instructors":["M. 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The CEOs offer advice and answer questions related to topics such as the responsibilities of the CEO, corporate strategy, career learnings, and advice.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Kurzina, Peter", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.398", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["P. Kurzina"], "spring_instructors":["P. Kurzina"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.399", "section-of":"15.399", "timeAndPlace":"T EVE (7-10 PM) E51-325"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.399", "label":"Entrepreneurship Lab", "shortLabel":"Entrepreneurship Lab", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"2-9-1", "course":"15", "description":"Project-based subject, in which teams of students from MIT and Harvard work with startups on problems of strategic importance to the venture. Popular sectors include software, hardware, robotics, clean technology, and life sciences. Meets with 15.3991 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details. In addition to the regular MIT registration process, students should register at the subject website one month before start of term to facilitate formation of student teams and matching of teams with startup companies.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Spring"], "in-charge":"Catalini, Christian", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.399", "equivalent_subjects":["15.3991"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. Catalini","J. Dougherty"], "spring_instructors":["C. Catalini","J. 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In addition to the regular MIT registration process, students should register at the subject website one month before start of term to facilitate formation of student teams and matching of teams with startup companies.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Spring"], "in-charge":"Catalini, Christian", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.3991", "equivalent_subjects":["15.399"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. Catalini","J. Dougherty"], "spring_instructors":["C. Catalini","J. 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Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Spring"], "in-charge":"Greenwald, Daniel", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.401", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["Consult K. Nixon"], "spring_instructors":["Consult K. 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Topics include capital budgeting, investment decisions and valuation; working capital management, security issues; dividend policy; optimal capital structure; and real options analysis. Meets with 15.418 when offered concurrently.", "prereqs":"15.401", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Spring"], "in-charge":"Malenko, Andrey", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.402", "equivalent_subjects":["15.418"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["P. Asquith","A. Malenko","D. Thesmar"], "spring_instructors":["P. Asquith","A. Malenko","D. Thesmar"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0215.402", "section-of":"15.402", "timeAndPlace":"MW2.30-4 E52-164"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0415.402", "section-of":"15.402", "timeAndPlace":"TR10-11.30 E62-262"}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0315.402", "section-of":"15.402", "timeAndPlace":"TR8.30-10 E62-262"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.417", "label":"Laboratory in Investments", "shortLabel":"Laboratory in Investments", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":15, "units":"4-2-9", "course":"15", "description":"Covers fundamentals of modern financial analysis that are essential to any manager, entrepreneur, investor, or other business professional. Topics include valuation, risk analysis, personal and corporate investment decisions, and an introduction to security analysis and asset management. Laboratory introduces students to methods of modern quantitative finance and to practices of the investment management industry. Projects include implementation and testing of investment strategies and asset pricing models using real-world market data. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Mende, Paul", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.417", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["P. Mende","G. Rao"], "spring_instructors":["P. Mende","G. 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Topics include real estate investment trusts (REIT), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and private equity. Concepts and techniques for investment analysis include portfolio theory and equilibrium asset pricing. Additional topics may include price indexing and derivatives.", "prereqs":"11.431; 15.402 or 15.414", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Geltner, David", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.432", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["11.432J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Geltner"], "spring_instructors":["D. Geltner"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.427", "section-of":"15.427", "timeAndPlace":"T EVE (5.30-7 PM) 9-354"}, { "type":"RecitationSession", "label":"R0115.428", "section-of":"15.428", "timeAndPlace":"T EVE (5.30-7 PM) 9-354"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.428", "label":"Tools for Analysis: Design for Real Estate and Infrastructure Development", "shortLabel":"RE Dev: Tools for Analysis", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":6, "units":"2-0-4", "course":"15", "description":"Introduction to analytical tools to support design and decision-making in real estate, infrastructure development, and investment. Particular focus on identifying and valuing sources of flexibility using \"real options,\" Monte-Carlo simulation, and other techniques from the field of engineering systems. Integrates economic and engineering perspectives, and is suitable for students with various backgrounds. Provides useful preparation for thesis work in the area.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Geltner, David", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"11.434", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["11.434J","IDS.720J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Geltner","R. de Neufville"], "spring_instructors":["D. Geltner","R. de Neufville"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.428", "section-of":"15.428", "timeAndPlace":"TR4-5.30 9-354"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.4311", "label":"Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital", "shortLabel":"Entrepreneurial Fin & Venture", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"15", "description":"Examines the elements of entrepreneurial finance, focusing on technology-based start-up ventures, and the early stages of company development. Addresses key questions which challenge all entrepreneurs: how much money can and should be raised; when should it be raised and from whom; what is a reasonable valuation of a company; and how funding, employment contracts and exit decisions should be structured. Aims to prepare students for these decisions, both as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. In-depth analysis of the structure of the private equity industry. Meets with 15.431 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria for graduate students will differ from those of undergraduates; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"15.418", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Nandy, Debarshi", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.4311", "equivalent_subjects":["15.431","15.719"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. Schoar"], "spring_instructors":["A. Schoar"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.4311", "section-of":"15.4311", "timeAndPlace":"MW1-2.30 E51-057"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.436", "label":"Cases in Corporate Finance: Bridging Theory and Practice", "shortLabel":"Corp Finan Theory and Practice", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"15", "description":"Provides a bridge between theory and practice, taking the perspectives of investment bankers and corporate executives responsible for financial strategy. Case-based, covering a wide range of topics, including corporate valuation tools; IPOs, convertible securities and other types of financings; cash policy and leveraged recapitalizations; spinoffs, special purpose vehicles and corporate restructurings; risky debt and bankruptcy; and various other topics in applied corporate finance. Recommended prereq. 15.434.", "prereqs":"15.402", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Spring"], "in-charge":"Gregory, Nathaniel", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.436", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["N. Gregory"], "spring_instructors":["N. Gregory"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.436", "section-of":"15.436", "timeAndPlace":"MW2.30-4 E62-223"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.438", "label":"Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives", "shortLabel":"Fixed Income Sec & Derivatives", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"15", "description":"Designed for students seeking to develop a sophisticated understanding of fixed income valuation and hedging methods, and to gain familiarity with the major markets and instruments. Emphasizes tools for quantifying, hedging, and speculating on risk. Topics include duration; convexity; modern approaches to modeling the yield curve; interest rate forwards, futures, swaps and options; credit risk and credit derivatives; mortgages; and securitization. 15.437 strongly recommended.", "prereqs":"15.401, 15.414, or 15.415", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Pritsker, Matthew", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.438", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["Staff"], "spring_instructors":["Staff"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.438", "section-of":"15.438", "timeAndPlace":"MW8.30-10 E62-262"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.439", "label":"Investment Management", "shortLabel":"Investment Management", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"15", "description":"Covers the business of investment management from the perspective of running a successful investment management firm, with an emphasis on studying financial markets, principally equity markets. Covers the three elements required for an investment company to be successful: an effective investment strategy, efficient implementation of the strategy, and handling non-investment activities such as compliance. Emphasizes the first two elements and touches on quantitative investment strategies. Includes a mix of textbook readings, journal articles, and case studies, as well as outside speakers from the finance industry.", "prereqs":"15.401, 15.414, or 15.415", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Rothman, Matthew", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.439", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["M. Rothman"], "spring_instructors":["M. 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Provides an opportunity for group work, both in and out of class, including a full-term student project involving the mock sale of a company. Meets with 15.4451 when offered concurrently. Consult the syllabus for expectations and evaluation criteria.", "prereqs":"15.515 or 15.516; [15.402, 15.414, or 15.415]", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Gregory, Nathaniel", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.445", "equivalent_subjects":["15.4451"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["N. Gregory"], "spring_instructors":["N. 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Provides opportunity for group work, both in and out of class. Meets with 15.445 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria for graduate students will differ from those of undergraduates; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"15.501; [15.402, 15.414, or 15.415]", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Gregory, Nathaniel", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.4451", "equivalent_subjects":["15.445"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["N. Gregory"], "spring_instructors":["N. 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Topics include currency markets, measuring and managing exchange rate exposure, exchange rate determination and forecasting, international financial instruments and institutions, international trading strategies, and global financial crises.", "prereqs":"15.401, 15.414, or 15.415", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Parker, Jonathan", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.447", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["J. Parker"], "spring_instructors":["J. Parker"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.450", "label":"Analytics of Finance", "shortLabel":"Analytics of Finance", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":12, "units":"5-0-7", "course":"15", "description":"Introduces a set of modern analytical tools to solve practical problems in finance. Aims to build operational models, take them to the data, and use them to aid financial decision making. Topics include statistical inference and forecasting, event study analysis, structural approach to extract information from financial data, machine learning methods, and static and dynamic optimization in finance. Example applications include the development of quantitative trading strategies, credit scoring models, portfolio optimization under constraints, and private equity valuation.", "prereqs":"15.401, 15.414, or 15.415", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Chen, Hui", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.450", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["H. Chen"], "spring_instructors":["H. 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Sponsors represent a range of financial institutions, including investment management, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, risk, and consulting. Examples of project topics include equity and fixed income research, trading, risk analysis, venture capital valuation, private equity due diligence, and industry analysis. Application required; restricted to MIT students.", "prereqs":"15.401, 15.414, or 15.415", "offering":"Y", "semester":["IAP","Spring"], "in-charge":"Rao, Gita", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.453", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["G. Rao"], "spring_instructors":["G. 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Covers climate change; genetic engineering; telecommunications; industrial automation; the effect of health, safety, and environmental regulation on technological innovation; the impacts of intellectual property law on innovation and equity; pharmaceuticals; nanotechnology; cost/benefit analysis as a decision tool; public participation in governmental decisions affecting science and technology; corporate influence on technology; and law and economics as competing paradigms to encourage sustainability. Permission of instructor required for freshmen and sophomores.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Ashford, Nicholas", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"IDS.435", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["IDS.435J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["N. Ashford","C. Caldart"], "spring_instructors":["N. Ashford","C. 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Topics vary from year to year.", "prereqs":"15.872 and permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Keith, David", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.879", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["Consult D. Keith","J. Sterman"], "spring_instructors":["Consult D. Keith","J. Sterman"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.900", "label":"Competitive Strategy", "shortLabel":"Competitive Strategy", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":9, "units":"3-0-6", "course":"15", "description":"Explores a wide range of strategic problems, focusing particularly on the sources of competitive advantage and the interaction between industry structure and organizational capabilities. Introduces a wide variety of modern strategy frameworks and methodologies. Builds upon and integrates material from core topics, such as economics and organizational processes. Meets with 15.9001 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Spring"], "in-charge":"Li, Danielle", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.900", "equivalent_subjects":["15.9001"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Sull","N. Thompson","A. Kacperczyk"], "spring_instructors":["D. Sull","N. Thompson","A. 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Applies these frameworks to corporate strategy (i.e., the design and management of the multi-business firm) and extended enterprises (i.e., the design and management of multi-firm structures such as supply chains, alliances, joint ventures, and networks).", "prereqs":"15.010 or 15.311", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Spring"], "in-charge":"Gibbons, Robert", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.903", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["R. Gibbons"], "spring_instructors":["R. 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Key themes include the role of platform strategies and services, as well as capabilities, pull mechanisms, economies of scope, and flexibility, with examples from a variety of industries. Develops an understanding of what has made some firms successful in the past as well as what managers can do to compete in an uncertain future.", "prereqs":"15.900, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Fall","Spring"], "in-charge":"Cusumano, Michael", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.904", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["M. Cusumano"], "spring_instructors":["M. 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Key conceptual frameworks are linked to applications in a variety of industry and case settings.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Hagiu, Andrei", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.910", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["B. Roin"], "spring_instructors":["B. 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Identifies the key choices entrepreneurs make to take advantage of opportunity and the logic of particular strategic commitments that allow entrepreneurs to establish competitive advantage.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Stern, Scott", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.911", "equivalent_subjects":["15.715"], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["S. Stern"], "spring_instructors":["S. 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Class discussions explore how sustainability is changing existing business models and market structures, how to develop sustainable management practices, and how firms can implement those practices successfully.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Jay, Jason", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.913", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["M. Amengual","J. Jay","J. Sterman"], "spring_instructors":["M. Amengual","J. Jay","J. 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Restricted to graduate students.", "prereqs":"15.872; 15.369, 15.567, 15.900, or 15.902", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Weil, Henry", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.914", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["H. B. Weil"], "spring_instructors":["H. B. Weil"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"LectureSession", "label":"L0115.914", "section-of":"15.914", "timeAndPlace":"T EVE (4-6 PM) E51-149"}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.915", "label":"Laboratory for Sustainable Business", "shortLabel":"Lab for Sustainable Business", "level":"Graduate", "total-units":6, "units":"4-0-2", "course":"15", "description":"Provides students with the opportunity to apply the concepts, theories, and tools of sustainability by working with a host organization on a real management project during the semester. Classroom lectures and simulations complement project work to give greater depth in techniques for managing sustainability. Topics include start-up dynamics, certification programs, evaluating the environmental impact of products and services, and leveraging consumers to advance sustainability.", "prereqs":"15.913", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Jay, Jason", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.915", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["M. Amengual","J. Jay","J. Sterman"], "spring_instructors":["M. Amengual","J. Jay","J. 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Restricted to doctoral students.", "prereqs":"15.342", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Zuckerman, Ezra", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"15.928", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["E. Zuckerman"], "spring_instructors":["E. Zuckerman"], "is_variable_units":"N", "hass_attribute":"", "comm_req_attribute":"", "gir_attribute":""}, { "type":"Class", "id":"15.950", "label":"Independent Study in Management", "shortLabel":"Independent Stdy in Management", "level":"Undergraduate", "total-units":0, "units":"0-0-0", "course":"15", "description":"Advanced work, special investigation or application of a management topic, on an individual basis, under faculty supervision. May include readings, conferences, laboratory and fieldwork, and reports. 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Explores the organization and role of energy and medical science R&D agencies, as well as gaps in those innovation systems. Also addresses the science and technology talent base as a factor in growth, and educational approaches to better support it. Class meets for nine weeks; in the remaining weeks, students work on a final paper due at the end of the term. Limited to 25.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Bonvillian, William", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"STS.081", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["STS.081J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["W. B. Bonvillian"], "spring_instructors":["W. B. 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Topics include causes and consequences of misperception by nations; military strategy and policy as cause of war; religion and war; US foreign policy as a cause of war and peace; and the likelihood and possible nature of great wars in the future. Historical cases include World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Seven Years' War, the Arab-Israel conflict, other recent Mideast wars, and the Peloponnesian War.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Van Evera, Stephen", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"17.42", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["S. Van Evera"], "spring_instructors":["S. 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Topics include globalization, international trade, international monetary and financial relations, and security.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Singer, David", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"17.424", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["D. Singer"], "spring_instructors":["D. 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Students taking graduate version expected to pursue subject in greater depth through reading and individual research.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Choucri, Nazli", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"17.447", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["17.447"], "fall_instructors":["N. Choucri","S. Madnick"], "spring_instructors":["N. Choucri","S. 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Methods covered include linear algebra and eigensystems for Maxwell's equations, symmetry groups and representation theory, Bloch's theorem, numerical eigensolver methods, time and frequency-domain computation, perturbation theory, and coupled-mode theories.", "prereqs":"18.303, 8.07, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Johnson, Steven", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"18.369", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["8.315J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["S. G. Johnson"], "spring_instructors":["S. G. 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Teams design and build prototypes, graphic displays and other tools to communicate their findings and display them in a Bazaar of Ideas open to the MIT community. Some teams develop particular solutions, others work to provide deeper understanding of the issues, and others focus on ways to communicate these ideas with the general public. Students' work is evaluated by independent experts. Offers students an opportunity to develop ideas from the fall semester and to work in labs across MIT. Limited to first-year students.", "prereqs":"", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Epstein, Ari", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"2.00C", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["1.016J","EC.746J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["A. W. Epstein","S. L. Hsu"], "spring_instructors":["A. W. Epstein","S. L. 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Component integration into the full system, with detailed analysis and operation of the complete vehicle in the laboratory and in the field. Includes written and oral reports. Students carry out formal reviews of the overall system design. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Enrollment may be limited due to laboratory capacity; preference to Course 2 majors and minors.", "prereqs":"2.001; 2.003; 2.005 or 2.051; 2.670, 2.678 or 2.00B; or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Hart, Douglas", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"2.014", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["2.734"], "fall_instructors":["D. Hart"], "spring_instructors":["D. 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Team projects assigned, with each student responsible for a specific subsystem. Lectures cover hydrodynamics; structures; power and thermal aspects of ocean vehicles, environment, materials, and construction for ocean use; generation and evaluation of design alternatives. Focus on innovative design concepts chosen from high-speed ships, submersibles, autonomous vehicles, and floating and submerged deep-water offshore platforms. Lectures on ethics in engineering practice included. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided. Enrollment may be limited due to laboratory capacity; preference to Course 2 seniors.", "prereqs":"2.001; 2.003; 2.005 or 2.016", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Hart, Douglas", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"2.019", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["C. Chryssostomidis","M. S. Triantafyllou"], "spring_instructors":["C. Chryssostomidis","M. S. 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Some topics and applications may vary from year to year.", "prereqs":"Permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Rosales, Rodolfo", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"2.034", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["1.685J","18.377J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["R. R. Rosales"], "spring_instructors":["R. R. 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Bearing and range estimation by sensor array processing, beamforming, matched filtering, and focusing. Diffraction, bandwidth, ambient noise and reverberation limitations. Scattering from objects, surfaces and volumes by Green's Theorem. Forward scatter, shadows, Babinet's principle, extinction and attenuation. Ray tracing and waveguides in remote sensing. Applications to acoustic, radar, seismic, thermal and optical sensing and exploration. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.", "prereqs":"2.003, 6.003, 8.03, or 16.003", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Makris, Nicholas", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"2.065", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":["2.066"], "fall_instructors":["N. C. Makris"], "spring_instructors":["N. C. 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Geometry of curved surfaces. General theory of elastic, axisymmetric shells and their equilibrium equations. Buckling, crushing and bending strength of cylindrical shells with applications. Propagation of 1-D elastic waves in rods, geometrical and material dispersion. Plane, Rayleigh surface, and 3-D waves. 1-D plastic waves. Response of plates and shells to high-intensity loads. Dynamic plasticity and fracture. Application to crashworthiness and impact loading of structures.", "prereqs":"2.071, 2.080, or permission of instructor", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Patrikalakis, Nicholas", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"2.081", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":["16.230J"], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["T. Sapsis"], "spring_instructors":["T. 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Problems from mechanical vibrations and statistical linearization, statistical mechanics, and system prediction/identification. Requires short term project.", "prereqs":"2.004, 2.087", "offering":"Y", "semester":["Spring"], "in-charge":"Sapsis, Themistoklis", "year":"2018", "master_subject_id":"2.122", "equivalent_subjects":[""], "joint_subjects":[""], "meets_with_subjects":[""], "fall_instructors":["G. Barbastathis","P. F. Lermusiaux","N. C. Makris","N. M. Patrikalakis","T. P. Sapsis","M. S. Triantafyllou"], "spring_instructors":["G. Barbastathis","P. F. Lermusiaux","N. C. Makris","N. M. Patrikalakis","T. P. Sapsis","M. S. 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