Coffee and Conversation

Hosted by MIT-PDA Human Affairs Committee
Date and Time 18th January, Thursday @ 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location 76-359 (Koch Institute, 3rd floor large conference room) 
Special Guest: Dr. Rajesh Jugulum – Global Director, Data Strategies (Informatics Director) at CIGNA, Greater Boston
Meet other postdocs and talk to our special guest; an MIT postdoctoral alumni, a Global Director for Data Strategies at CIGNA, Greater Boston. 
Ask your questions about work-life balance and life beyond MIT or anything else. Get a different perspective on your life. Enjoy coffee and snacks.
Guest Bio: Dr. Rajesh Jugulum works at CIGNA as Global Director where he leads and coordinates enterprise data roadmap activities by focusing on maximizing returns on investment from key data-intensive programs. Dr. Rajesh designs and develops methods for integrating data science with analytics and business intelligence to ensure high-quality business decisions with high-quality data and metrics.
He integrates data science with re-engineering and operational excellence disciplines to improve the processes, reduce waste and maximize productivity.
Besides working in the industry, he also works closely with academia being an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University.
He started working as a professional data scientist for data quality after completing his postdoctoral at MIT.
He is a former Senior Vice President for Bank of America and Citi Group.

Music and Munchies–December Gathering

On behalf of the MIT-PDA Community Building Committee:
Join-in some holiday cheer to celebrate the end of the year!
You are invited to come relax and spend time with our MIT postdoctoral community!
     ~~  We will provide snacks and beverages.
     ~~  Come enjoy festive holiday music from around the world.
     ~~  Wear your best “ugly sweater” and participate in our contest.
     ~~  Awards will be given to the three “ugliest” sweaters!
Our event is open to all MIT Postdocs and their families.
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time : 5:00-7:30 pm
Place : Building 46-3023 (Picower Institute Postdoc Lounge)
(Bring your MIT ID and a government-issued ID if you are aged 21+ and would like to an alcoholic beverage)
Sponsored by the MIT Postdoctoral Association & the Building 46 Postdoctoral Association
Questions: Email  

Trip to the Boston Harbor Islands

Hosted by MIT-PDA Community Building Committee

On July 9th we would like to take you out to the Boston Harbour Islands ( We will take a ferry at 9 AM (Meeting 8:30 AM sharp) from Long Wharf and spend the day out on the islands. You are basically free to roam wherever you like, but here some suggestions. First we will go to Georges Islands, where you can visit Fort Warren, if you want. Later we will take a ferry over to Spectacle Island and spend the rest of the day on the beach. Bring some stuff for a potluck picnic. The return ferry will leave Spectacle Island to Boston at 4:30 PM. However, if you want to stay and camp on the islands or separate from the group and leave at different times, feel free to do so. Just be aware that you might have to pay for your return ferry.

Date and Time Sunday, July 9, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Location Boston Harbour Cruises at Long Wharf 1

Registration RSVP here. Cost is $5

RSVP for PDA Innovation Networking with MIT Alumni – Wed 7/12 @6 in Mead Hall

Innovation Networking with MIT Alumni

The MIT Postdoctoral Association and the MIT Club of Boston is excited to announce a joint networking evening to strengthen links between current MIT Postdocs and MIT alumni. Come socialize with MIT alumni and fellow postdocs, share your ideas and expand your professional network. Free Admission! Ticket includes a beverage and appetizers. Space is limited.

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Mead Hall, 4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

Registration: RSVP is required and space is limited. Sign up here.