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Media Lab team tops Fragile Families Challenge
MIT News Office | October 13, 2017

Human Dynamics research group earns high marks in new scientific collaboration to improve the lives of disadvantaged American children.

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Daron Acemoglu

Acemoglu honored by ENS Paris-Saclay
Universite Paris-Saclay | October 10, 2017

Professor Daron Acemoglu was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay.

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IDSS faculty participate in newly funded NSF program on the theoretical foundations of data science
IDSS Communications Office | September 27, 2017

The initiative is designed to foster breakthrough discoveries in data science.

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Don’t Be Surprised by the Explosion Near Houston. We’ve Cut Corners on Chemical Safety for Years
Fortune | September 25, 2017

In the midst of an active hurricane season, Prof. Nicholas Ashford shares concerns over chemical plants safety.

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How neural networks think
MIT News Office | September 18, 2017

General-purpose technique sheds light on inner workings of neural nets trained to process language.

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Two sciences tie the knot
MIT News Office | September 5, 2017

A new major combining computer science and economics will prepare students for designing the virtual marketplaces of the future.

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New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct
MIT News Office | August 30, 2017

Approach may enable robots to move around hospitals, malls, and other areas with heavy foot traffic.

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Study: For food-waste recycling, policy is key
MIT News Office | August 18, 2017

Paper co-authored by Engineering Systems PhD grad Jonathan Krones looks at which policies work best for food-waste recycling programs.

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Case study suggests new approach to urban water supply
MIT News Office | August 14, 2017

Sarah Fletcher, PhD candidate in IDSS and TPP alum, is the lead author of a paper that suggests an alternate approach to water planning.

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An Algorithm Trained on Emoji Knows When You’re Being Sarcastic on Twitter
MIT Technology Review | August 11, 2017

New algorithm from Iyad Rahwan and student teaches network to use emoji and language to determine emotion.

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