A loss for our community

May 19, 2013

To the Members of the MIT community:
I write to share the painful news that Dr. Kanako Miura, a visiting scientist in the CSAIL lab of Professor Russ Tedrake, lost her life today in the Back Bay in a bicycle accident. A native of Japan, she had been part of our community since her arrival last fall.
Our hearts go out to her friends and colleagues at MIT, and especially to the Miura family, who must absorb this terrible news from so far away. The MIT News site will carry any information about plans that may emerge to honor her memory.
MIT Medical is available to help us with this tragic loss.
For now, let us all -- drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians alike -- try that much harder to keep each other safe.
L. Rafael Reif