Slava Gerovitch is the Director of Research and Reading Programs in the Mathematics Department at MIT. He co-founded MIT PRIMES program in 2010 and directed RSI and SPUR programs since 2012, and DRP and UROP+ programs since 2014. His research interests include social and cultural history of mathematics, cybernetics, astronautics, and computing. His current research project is on the culture of abstract algebra in the second half of the twentieth century. Slava holds two doctoral degrees, in history and social study of science and technology from MIT and in philosophy of science from the Russian Academy of Sciences.
He has taught at MIT since 1999, but when nobody is watching, writes poetry!