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MIT News Office | August 3, 2020

An automated health care system that understands when to step in

SES student Hussein Mozannar, working with Statistics and Data Science Center affiliate David Sontag, has developed a machine learning system that looks at chest X-rays to diagnose pneumonia — but also knows when to defer to a radiologist.

Spectrum | July 31, 2020

How Hype Proliferates

IDSS affiliate and MIT Sloan professor Sinan Aral examines social media’s impact on health, the economy, and democracy.

Oct 05
IDSS Distinguished Seminar Series

Social Networks and the Market for News

Rachel Kranton (Duke University)
October 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nov 02
IDSS Distinguished Seminar Series

Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen – Luddy Family President’s Distinguished Professor, University of Pennsylvania

November 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dec 07
IDSS Distinguished Seminar Series

Bruce Western – Bryce Professor of Sociology and Social Justice, Columbia University

December 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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