Engineering Revolutions | Ed Boyden at the 2016 World Economic Forum

Ed Boyden has been awarded the Croonian Medal. Photo by Dominick Reuter for MIT News

Brain disorders, climate change, clean energy, cancer – these are examples of problems which are difficult to solve because we don’t know what we would need to know to solve them. Edward Boyden, Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, teaches students how to think about approaching intractable problems. In this presentation for the World Economic Forum, he explains strategies such as valuing interdisciplinary expertise and being willing to leave comfort zones.