SES News

Amir Tohidi

From ad credibility to shopping habits
May 25, 2023

SES and IDPS student Amir Tohidi’s research combines economic and psychological insights with advanced computational methods to address interesting real-world problems.

overhead view of a traffic circle

Exploring new methods for increasing safety and reliability of autonomous vehicles
MIT News Office | May 24, 2023

IDSS core faculty Cathy Wu is co-author of a study that finds human supervisors have the potential to reduce barriers to deploying autonomous vehicles.

illustration of a robot hand touching a heart

New research: Twitter bot detection tools aren’t very good
Fast Company | May 16, 2023

When is a bot not a bot? When it likes a tweet, according to a new paper by researchers including IDSS postdoc Zachary Schutzman that pokes holes in bot detection methodology.

Munther Dahleh

Celebrating the impact of IDSS
May 4, 2023

A two-day conference at MIT reflected on the impact of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society since its launch, as founding director Munther Dahleh prepares to step down.

Fotini Christia and Hammaad Adam

IDSS teams receive 2023 Racism Research Awards
May 3, 2023

The awards from the Office of the Provost support the ambitious research projects of IDSS associate director Fotini Christia and SES student Hammaad Adam.

Manon Ravel

Aligning decision-making processes with democratic values
April 4, 2023

SES student Manon Revel, who works at the intersection of computational social choice and political theory, hopes to uncover ways to improve governance in AI systems, democracies, and corporate environments.

Martin Wainwright in front of the columns of MIT Building 10

Martin Wainwright named next IDSS director
March 30, 2023

A professor in computer science and math, Wainwright is a widely recognized leader in statistics, machine learning, information theory, and optimization.

modern windmills in front of a sunrise

Blowing in benefits
MIT Technology Review | February 21, 2023

Tweaking US wind energy strategy could quadruple the positive impact on public health, a new study from IDSS core faculty Noelle Selin and SES alumnus Minghao Qiu finds

Munther Dahleh speaks to a class at BREIT in Peru.

IDSS and BREIT establish Fortunato and Catalina Brescia Fellowship
February 6, 2023

An endowed gift from IDSS Strategic Partner BREIT will provide financial support for IDSS graduate students.

Yi 'Alicia' Sun

How algorithms impact society
January 27, 2023

"The interactions between humans and algorithms create exciting new challenges," says SES alum Yi 'Alicia' Sun, whose research explores how to design machine learning algorithms that are reliable and aligned with societal values.


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