SES News

Erin Walk

Mining social media data for social good
MIT News Office | June 22, 2022

Erin Walk, a PhD student in social and engineering systems, studies the impact of social media on the Syrian conflict.

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IDSS graduates Hanwei Li, Qi Yang, and Jinglong Zhao

The 2022 graduates of IDSS
June 5, 2022

Congrats to the IDSS graduates of 2022, from our PhDs in Social & Engineering Systems and Statistics, Master's students in the Technology and Policy Program, and undergrads who minored in Statistics and Data Science.

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AI can identify race from medical images with no indications of race detectable by humans
MIT News | May 20, 2022

The study is co-led by ICSR Healthcare lead Marzyeh Ghassemi, who also works on research led by SES student Hammaad Adam showing that models can identify race from clinical notes stripped of explicit race indicators.

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Study: adolescents accounted for larger share of suicides in 2020
US News & World Report | April 28, 2022

SES student and lead study author Marie-Laure Charpignon says investigation is needed to uncover the root factors driving the troubling increase in the proportion of suicides among youth.

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Hammaad Adam

Developing AI systems for healthcare equity
March 15, 2022

SES student Hammaad Adam uses machine learning to create more equitable healthcare systems as an SES student and researcher with the IDSS Research Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism.

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Fotini Christia

Racial equity and data science
February 21, 2022

Professor Fotini Christia introduces a new MIT-wide effort to address systemic racism with social science and computation, launched by IDSS.

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When should someone trust an AI assistant’s predictions?
MIT News | January 19, 2022

MIT researchers, including IDSS doctoral student Hussein Mozannar, created a method that helps humans develop a more accurate mental model of an artificial intelligence teammate.

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At UN climate change conference, trying to “keep 1.5 alive”
MIT News | November 17, 2021

Andreas Haupt, a graduate student in IDSS, joined MIT’s COP26 delegation to follow negotiations to keep global climate goals on track.

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Marie Charpignon, Michelle Vaccaro, Max Vilgalys, Silun Zhang

IDSS MicroMasters Teaching Assistants
November 16, 2021

Drawn from Social and Engineering Systems (SES) PhD students and IDSS research staff, IDSS TAs provide expert guidance for online learners developing analytical skills.

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Jinglong Zhao

From algorithm development to experimental design
June 10, 2021

Graduating SES student Jinglong Zhao designs experiments to measure the efficacy of the algorithms driving online marketplaces.

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