The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced on Sunday the woman killed in a bike accident on Sunday in the Kenmore Square area was a 36-year-old visiting scientist.
Dr. Kanako Miura, 36, a visiting scientist at MIT and a native of Japan died during a collision with a motor vehicle on Sunday afternoon.
Miura had been at MIT since the fall of 2012, the university said, and was on a one-year program in MIT’s computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory, where she worked on research contributing to robots, specifically creating life-like motion, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Miura had a B.E. in aerospace engineering, M.E and Ph.D. in information science from the Tohoku University, Japan. She also received a Ph.D. in Electronique, Electrotechnique, Automatique from l'Universite Louis Pasteur, France in 2004.
In an email sent to the MIT community on Sunday night, MIT President L. Rafael Reif wrote, “Our hearts go out to her friends and colleagues at MIT, and especially the Miura family, who must absorb this terrible loss from so far away.”