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Daniel Roos

Japan Steel Industry Professor, Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering


Research Interests:

Technology and policy, Transportation systems, Industry studies, Information systems

Daniel Roos was the founding director of MIT's Engineering Systems Division (ESD) from 1998-2004 and serves as chair of the Engineering Systems University Council, an organization of universities with Engineering Systems programs. Previous MIT responsibilities for Prof. Roos include serving as director of the MIT Center for Transportation Studies, and director of the MIT Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development (now the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center). Prof. Roos also served as special assistant to the MIT chancellor and provost, helping to form large-scale industrial and global partnerships. He had a leadership role in partnerships with Ford, Merrill Lynch, and Cambridge University in the U.K. Prof. Roos was founding director of the International Motor Vehicle Program (IMVP) and currently serves as chair of the IMVP Advisory Board. He is co-author of The Machine that Changed the World, which has been published in 11 languages and has sold over 600,000 copies.

Research Clusters:


Google Scholar:


Urban Planning, Design and Policy, Networks and Systems

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