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Automated system teaches users when to collaborate with an AI assistant
MIT News | December 8, 2023

MIT researchers including paper lead author and SES student Hussein Mozannar develop a customized onboarding process that helps a human learn when a model’s advice is trustworthy.

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AI accelerates problem-solving in complex scenarios
MIT News | December 5, 2023

A new, data-informed approach developed by researchers including IDSS faculty Cathy Wu and SES student Sirui Li could lead to better solutions for tricky optimization problems like global package routing or power grid operation.

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Rewarding excellence in open data
MIT News Office | November 20, 2023

Hammaad Adam (SES) accepted an MIT Prize for Open Data on behalf of the team behind Organ Retrieval and Collection of Health Information for Donation (ORCHID), the first ever multi-center dataset dedicated to the organ procurement process.

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Improving U.S. air quality, equitably
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | September 19, 2023

A new study by IDSS Interim Director Noelle Selin, TPP alum Paul Picciano, and SES alum Minghao Qiu finds that climate policy alone cannot meaningfully reduce racial/economic disparities in air pollution exposure.

Noelle Selin

Noelle Selin to serve as interim IDSS director
September 5, 2023

Selin, a joint appointee with EAPS who has directed the Technology and Policy Program (TPP) within IDSS since 2018, will lead IDSS during the 2023-2024 academic year.

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Study demonstrates the value of ‘long ties’
MIT Sloan | August 11, 2023

A paper co-authored by IDSS core faculty Dean Eckles and SES alumnus Eaman Jahani shows that maintaining relationships with distant contacts takes work but results in a more diverse network and increased access to economic opportunities.

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Using social media to raise awareness of women’s resources
MIT News Office | August 8, 2023

A study in Egypt led by IDSS core faculty Fotini Christia and co-authored by incoming SES student Manuel Quintero suggests ways to spread information for women facing domestic violence.

New study shows big changes early in life can help strengthen connections with others.

Why big changes early in life can help later on
MIT News | July 14, 2023

A new study led by IDSS affiliate Dean Eckles and SES alum Eaman Jahani shows moving can help foster a more robust social network, by strengthening “long ties” with others.

Illustration of a magnifying glass hovering over a Twitter user to reveal an angry face made of overlapping numbers

Bot detection software isn’t as accurate as it seems
MIT Sloan | June 13, 2023

A study by IDSS postdoc Zachary Schutzman and IDSS students Chris Hays, Erin Walk, and Philipp Zimmer finds that general-purpose bot-detection algorithms trained on a particular data set may be highly error-prone when applied in real-world contexts.

Dr. Chin-Chia Hsu, Dr. Yi Sun, Dr. Yunzong Xu, Dr. Yan Jin

The 2023 graduates of IDSS
IDSS News | June 2, 2023

Congrats to the IDSS graduates of 2023, from our PhDs in Social & Engineering Systems, Master's students in the Technology and Policy Program, and the undergrad and grad students in the MIT Statistics and Data Science Center.


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