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This afternoon, MIT visiting scientist Dr. Kanako Miura, 36, died in a bicycle accident in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Miura was a native of Japan and had been at MIT since the fall of 2012. Within MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Miura worked in the laboratory of Russ Tedrake, an associate professor of computer science and engineering.

In an email sent to the MIT community tonight, 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.”

All members of the MIT community who feel affected by this death are encouraged to contact Mental Health Services at 617-253-2916.

This article will be updated with information about plans to honor Miura’s memory as details become available.
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