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Sandy Pentland: International data science efforts and recognition
IDSS | July 18, 2017

Pentland has been named founding member of the Board of Directors for the United Nations Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Pentland recently presented a keynote talk at the European Union's Presidency opening, and has been named Chief Expert at Bejing Normal University School of Economics and Resource Management.

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Miniaturizing the brain of a drone
MIT News Office | July 12, 2017

Method for designing efficient computer chips may get miniature smart drones off the ground. (Team led by Sertac Karaman.)

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Study: Preschoolers learn from math games—to a point
MIT News Office | July 7, 2017

Study co-authored by Esther Duflo engaged preschool children in math games and social games in order determine which activities might help produce improvements in school results.

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Modeling innovation
MIT News Office | July 5, 2017

Economist Alessandro Bonatti’s theoretical studies illuminate the behavior of firms and prices.

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John Tsitsiklis Named Winner of 2018 IEEE Control Systems Award
LIDS | June 30, 2017

LIDS Director John Tsitsiklis was named the 2018 IEEE Control Systems Award winner.

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LIDS Alum David Tse Receives 2017 Claude E. Shannon Award
LIDS | June 30, 2017

David Tse, LIDS alum and Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford, received the 2017 Claude E. Shannon Award at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.

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Engineering Systems PhD student recognized for innovative water-supply planning research
MIT Joint Program on the Science & Policy of Global Change | June 28, 2017

Also a TPP alum, Sarah Fletcher (at the far right in this photo) received a new graduate fellowship and a TMP Graduate Consortium Best Presentation award.

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Computer system predicts products of chemical reactions
MIT News Office | June 27, 2017

Machine learning approach could aid the design of industrial processes for drug manufacturing.

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New technique makes brain scans better
MIT News Office | June 20, 2017

Boosting quality of patient MRIs could enable large-scale studies of stroke outcome.

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Rickshaws plus technology equals a better commute in developing world
The Wall Street Journal | June 20, 2017

From big data to mobile payments, technology is improving informal transportation networks. Sarah Williams and team created the digital transit map featured in this article.

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