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Study: Health benefits will offset cost of China’s climate policy
MIT News Office | April 24, 2018

A 4 percent reduction per year in carbon dioxide emissions should net $339 billion in health savings in 2030, researchers estimate.

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Using data science to improve public policy
MIT News Office | April 23, 2018

MIT Policy Hackathon, run by students within MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, seeks interdisciplinary solutions to societal challenges

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IDSS to launch new MicroMasters and PhD programs
MIT News Office | April 23, 2018

Interdisciplinary doctoral program in statistics and online MicroMasters program in statistics and data science begin this fall.

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Philippe Rigollet

IDSS Professor Philippe Rigollet receives grant as part of global effort to map every cell in the human body on behalf of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation
LIDS News | April 19, 2018

IDSS core faculty Philippe Rigollet was one of 83 principal investigators from around the world whose project was selected for funding.

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Pablo Parrilo

Pablo Parrilo named SIAM Fellow
April 10, 2018

EECS Professor Pablo Parrilo has been named to the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellows Class of 2018.

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Joseph Sussman

Professor Joseph Sussman, expert in complex engineering systems and revered mentor, dies at 79
MIT News Office | April 4, 2018

Leader in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Institute for Data, Systems, and Society was the inaugural JR East Professor.

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Measuring the economy with location data
MIT News Office | March 29, 2018

Startup’s platform crunches anonymized smartphone GPS data to understand how people shop, work, and live.

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Sasha Rakhlin

Models of learning from data: a Q&A with IDSS Associate Professor Alexander “Sasha” Rakhlin
March 26, 2018

Alexander "Sasha" Rakhlin is an Associate Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and IDSS. His research is in machine learning, with an emphasis on statistics and computation.

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Noelle Selin

Noelle Selin awarded Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship
March 23, 2018

Noelle Selin, Associate Professor, IDSS and EAPS; and Associate Director, Technology and Policy Program, has been awarded a Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship at the Technical University of Munich Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IACS).

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Second annual Women in Data Science conference showcases research, explores challenges
MIT News Office | March 20, 2018

Co-hosted by MIT's Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, WiDS Cambridge brings together students, academic leaders, and industry partners.

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