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Prof. Jon How Named IEEE Fellow
LIDS Communication Office | December 13, 2017

LIDS professor Jonathan How, the Richard C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has been named a 2018 Control Systems Society IEEE Fellow. IEEE confers this distinction on its members in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments in their fields.

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Asu Ozdaglar named head of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT EECS | December 8, 2017

Asu Ozdaglar, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the new department head of EECS, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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You Can Now Hail a Self-Driving Lyft in This U.S. City
Fortune | December 7, 2017

From Wednesday, some passengers in Boston were able to hail a self-driving car through their Lyft rideshare app as part of a highly anticipated trial of autonomous vehicles in the city.

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Try this! Researchers devise better recommendation algorithm
MIT News Office | December 6, 2017

Improved recommendation algorithm should work especially well when ratings data are “sparse.”

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David Simchi-Levi next Editor-in-Chief of Management Science
MIT IDSS | December 5, 2017

IDSS Professor Simchi-Levi was appointed next EiC of one of INFORMS flagship journals Management Science. Previously he was the EiC of INFORMS other leading journal, Operations Research, from 2006-2012.

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Engineering a brighter future
MIT News Office | December 4, 2017

Optimizing the design of electricity markets could make it easier to integrate renewable energy sources into the power grid.

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Gearing up for the internet of things
MIT News Office | November 28, 2017

Workshop brings together academia and industry to explore how to prepare next-generation wireless for machine-to-machine communication.

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Helping Mexico design an effective climate policy
MIT News Office | November 17, 2017

MIT researchers are working with the Mexican government on carbon pricing options to meet the country’s climate goals under the Paris Agreement.

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A Q&A with IDSS PhD student and Siebel Scholar Marco Miotti
IDSS Communications Office | November 14, 2017

IDSS doctoral candidate Marco Miotti received a prestigious Siebel Foundation Scholarship in October 2017. He sat with us recently to share some reflections on his work, his experiences at IDSS, and the future of research.

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Why some Muslim clerics become jihadists
MIT News Office | November 9, 2017

In his new book, political scientist Richard Nielsen proposes a “blocked ambition” hypothesis.

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