Research Scientist, MIT Comparative Media Studies
Dr. Marie-José Montpetit is a technical researcher in the MIT Comparative Media Studies department looking in to the future of video and television from a content and technology perspective. She is also lecturer at the MIT Media Lab on Social Television, a collaborator to the Communications Futures Programs on wireless networking and an advisor to Boston area startups in video and social networking. In 2014 she is an invited lecturer on Social Television at the Université du Québec in Montreal. Her pioneering work on Social, Wireless and Multi-screen television is recognized world wide and has been rewarded by a Motorola Technology Prize in 2007 and a MIT Technology Review TR10 in 2010 as well as a Montreal-Video award and a TEDx Silk Road presentation in 2012. Her main research is on the convergence of networking and video for seamless mobility and social visual communication. Dr Montpetit is also a technology reviewer at the European Union and a participant to many standardization bodies. She holds a Ph.D in EECS from the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and lives in Boston.