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MIT Expert Series 2017: February 15 (Cambridge, MA)


MIT Expert Series 2017


Watch theCUBE LIVE – MIT Expert Series 2017



Join us today (2/15/17) from 12:00-12:30 EST for a live CUBEConversation with Chris Knittel, professor of applied economics at MIT Sloan, who will talk about his latest research on racial bias in the sharing economy—how Uber and Lyft are failing black passengers and what to do about it. Eva Millona, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), will also appear on the program to discuss ways Uber and Lyft can work on mitigating discrimination.

Submit Your Questions: #MITExpert on Twitter before 11 am EST on February 15th, 2017.


Event Details:

Guests Included


Chris Knittel
Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Sloan

Chris Knittel

Can software cure Uber’s racial bias when humans are to blame?
In 2017, racial discrimination still overshadows our country and weighs us down as a nation. But according to one expert, there may be a cure in combining education with data. Read the full blog post with highlights from his interview at SiliconANGLE.com.


Andrew Lo
Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management, Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering

Andrew Lo

Creating a Mega Fund for Cancer Research and Development
Professor Lo shares the proposal to bring Wall-Street style financial engineering to solve some of the biggest problems of medical history – curing cancer and other disease. His personal experience walking with friends and family members through their cancer scares inspired creating a mega fund for research and development. Watch his interview to learn more about how this mega fund would work.


Zeynep Ton
Author of “The Good Jobs Strategy”

Zeynep Ton

Investing in Employees Boosts Profits
“The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits” details how changes in workplace design translates into higher profits for companies and superior returns for investors. She became interested in this topic during her work researching how retailers can optimize their supply chain. Watch his interview to learn more about her book and research.


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