“Teaching is complementary with research,” says economics professor Alberto Abadie. “When you need to explain material that you believe you understand very well, that is when the real test is."

Method man
MIT News Office | June 19, 2018

Alberto Abadie refines the tools of economics — and gets some interesting results along the way.

Stefanie Jegelka and Elsa Olivetti

Fabrication of new materials: Designing “recipes” using artificial intelligence
MIT Energy Initiative | June 11, 2018

Professors Stefanie Jegelka (left) and Elsa Olivetti have developed a new method of formulating procedures for making novel materials for energy and other applications. Key to their method is a natural language processing system that can quickly search thousands of articles in past journals and pick out descriptions of procedures for making specific types of materials.

Through a set of four online courses developed by MIT faculty and delivered on edX, students will learn, implement, and experiment with data analysis techniques and machine learning algorithms.

MITx MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science opens enrollment
MIT News Office | June 11, 2018

Program offers path to an accelerated master’s degree at seven universities.

Sertac Karaman, Eytan Modiano, Rajat Talak, and the LIDS logo

LIDS Researchers Win 2018 ACM MobiHoc Best Paper Award
LIDS News | June 8, 2018

LIDS faculty members Sertac Karaman and Eytan Modiano, along with LIDS student Rajat Talak, received the 2018 ACM MobiHoc Best Paper Award for their paper, "Optimizing Information Freshness in Wireless Networks under General Interference Constraints.”


IDSS congratulates 2018 graduates
June 8, 2018

IDSS and IDSS-affiliated graduates were awarded 22 doctoral degrees, 36 Masters of Science, 13 Masters of Engineering, and 6 undergraduates were awarded bachelor’s degrees with a Minor in Statistics and Data Science.


LIDS Student Matthew Brennan Wins Best Student Paper Award at COLT 2018
LIDS News | June 6, 2018

The paper, "Reducibility and Computational Lower Bounds for Problems with Planted Sparse Structure,” was coauthored by LIDS student Matthew Brennan, LIDS professor Guy Bresler, and RLE postdoc Wasim Huleihel.

A new algorithm developed by MIT researchers helps keep data fresh within a simple communication system, such as multiple drones reporting to a single control tower.

Keeping data fresh for wireless networks
MIT News Office | June 5, 2018

Algorithm provides networks with the most current information available while avoiding data congestion.

Luca Carlone

LIDS Prof. Luca Carlone and colleagues win IEEE ‘Transactions on Robotics’ Best Paper Award
LIDS News | June 5, 2018

The award recognizes “On-Manifold Preintegration for Real-Time Visual-Inertial Odometry” as the best paper published in 2017 in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics journal.

water droplets on sprouting plants

Caroline Uhler awarded J-WAFS seed grant for research on climate impacts on agriculture
MIT News Office | May 25, 2018

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) awards seed grants to catalyze solutions-oriented research in water and food systems.

Igor Kadota and his advisor, LIDS Associate Director Eytan Modiano, at the AeroAstro award ceremony

LIDS student receives graduate teaching award
LIDS News | May 24, 2018

LIDS student Igor Kadota received the Aeronautics and Astronautics Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award, given annually to a graduate student "for conspicuous dedication and skill in helping fulfill a subject's educational objectives."


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