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LIDS News | September 16, 2021

Making self-driving cars safer through keener robot perception

LIDS graduate student Heng “Hank” Yang and collaborators, including IDSS core faculty Luca Carlone, have developed the first set of “certifiable perception” algorithms, which could help protect the next generation of self-driving vehicles.

MIT News | September 15, 2021

Study: As a population gets older, automation accelerates

“Demographic change — aging — is one of the most important factors leading to the adoption of robotics and other automation technologies,” says Daron Acemoglu, IDSS core faculty and co-author of a new paper detailing the results of the study.

MIT News | September 9, 2021

MIT welcomes nine MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars for 2021-22

S. Craig Watkins is an internationally recognized expert in media and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He will join IDSS to assist in researching the role of big data in enabling deep structural changes with regard to systemic racism.

MIT News | September 7, 2021

Study: Crowds can wise up to fake news

An experiment led by IDSS affiliate David Rand shows that groups of laypeople reliably rate stories as effectively as fact-checkers do.

Fri 17
Stochastics and Statistics Seminar Series

Interpolation and learning with scale dependent kernels

Lorenzo Rosasco (MIT/Universita' di Genova)
E18-304
September 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 24
Stochastics and Statistics Seminar Series

TBD

Boaz Barak (Harvard University)
E18-304
September 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 01
Stochastics and Statistics Seminar Series

TBD

Devavrat Shah (MIT)
E18-304
October 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 08
Stochastics and Statistics Seminar Series

TBD

Yihong Wu (Yale University)
E18-304
October 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 15
Stochastics and Statistics Seminar Series

TBD

Yuting Wei (Wharton School at UPenn )
E18-304
October 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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