Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorMegan H. Blackwell.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Casey Gail.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute for Data, Systems, and Society.en_US
dc.contributor.otherTechnology and Policy Program.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-17T19:48:10Z
dc.date.available2019-09-17T19:48:10Z
dc.date.copyright2019en_US
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/122222
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M. in Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, 2019en_US
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2019en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 113-122).en_US
dc.description.abstractDespite the prevalence of applications for compelling technologies, communication between scientists and policy makers is often obfuscated by conflicting philosophies concerning the role of science and technology in decision-making. Research test beds are here proposed and defended as a critical component of technologist-decision-maker communication. Approaches that enable a test bed to more effectively achieve such communication are enumerated, discussed and then compared with examples from the design, setup and validation process of a gated time-domain diffuse correlation spectroscopy (TD-DCS) test bed. Gated TD-DCS is a novel optical neuroimaging technique that can be used in applications that require higher spatial resolution than electroencephalograms (EEGs) but more portability than Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The gated TD-DCS test bed described here is the first of its kind for evaluating gated detector performance in a TD-DCS system and the methodology used for this test bed development is explored in depth. Lessons learned from test bed development in this wholly new field are then used to reassess the role of test beds in facilitating faithful policy applications of technology. This study highlights the significance of science-policy communication and illustrates through concrete example one promising method of improving such communication.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Casey Gail Evans.en_US
dc.format.extent122 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectInstitute for Data, Systems, and Society.en_US
dc.subjectTechnology and Policy Program.en_US
dc.subjectElectrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.titleBuilding policy-aware research test beds : lessons from laboratory development for optical neuroimagingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M. in Technology and Policyen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute for Data, Systems, and Societyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTechnology and Policy Programen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.oclc1117774584en_US
dc.description.collectionS.M.inTechnologyandPolicy Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Engineering, Institute for Data, Systems, and Societyen_US
dc.description.collectionS.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Scienceen_US
dspace.imported2019-09-17T19:48:08Zen_US
mit.thesis.degreeMasteren_US
mit.thesis.departmentESDen_US
mit.thesis.departmentIDSSen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record