Erik Demaine is presumed to be the youngest faculty member at MIT.
Who is the youngest person to become a tenure-tracked faculty at theMIT?
Erik Demaine is the fellow.
What’s surprising? He joined the top-tier institute at the age of 20, shortly after completing his doctoral dissertation.
Erik turned out to be a whiz-kid at the age of 7.
Traveling North America with his father & skipping to attend general schooling were events of his infancy.
At the age of 12, Dalhousie University admitted him to a BS course.
After graduating at 14, he joined the University of Waterloo to pursue a doctoral degree.
Erik worked under the supervision of Anna Lubiw & Ian Munro.
His Ph.D. thesis on Computer Origami garnered the elite’s appreciation.
The work was laurelled with Canadian Governor’s Gold Medal from the university & NSERC Doctoral Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis & research.
Erik was appointed a faculty member at MIT by the age of 20 & believed to be the youngest professor in the history of the institute.
He received the MacArthur fellowship at the age of 22, the so-called ‘Genius Grant’.
Presently, he’s a professor at MIT’s Computer Science department, recipient of numerous accolades, & holder of an honorary doctorate from Bard College at the age of 39 only.