SES News

Fotini Christia

3 questions with Fotini Christia, the new Chair of the Social & Engineering Systems PhD program
October 23, 2020

Christia, a professor of political science and IDSS, says SES research focused on “data for the people” is cross-disciplinary research at its best.

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Manon Revel

Understanding how people make sense of information in the information age
LIDS | October 22, 2020

As a student in LIDS and SES, Manon Revel has been investigating how advertising in online publications affects trust in journalism.

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Automated health care system by Hussein Mozannar and David Sontag

An automated health care system that understands when to step in
MIT News Office | August 3, 2020

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.

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Zoom gallery of datathon participants

What is the Covid-19 data tsunami telling policymakers?
MIT News Office | July 1, 2020

A global team of researchers searched for insights during a weeklong virtual datathon co-organized by Marie-Laure Champignon, an IDSS Social and Engineering Systems PhD student.

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IDSS honors 2020 graduates with virtual celebration
June 25, 2020

This year's graduates included the first doctor of Social & Engineering Systems, Ian Schneider, plus 6 Engineering Systems PhDs, 17 TPP students, and more.

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Minghao Qiu

Minghao Qiu named Martin Fellow by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
MIT ESI | May 19, 2020

The fellowship, which supports MIT doctoral students pursuing sustainability research, was awarded to SES student Minghao Qiu for his work in air pollution and climate change policy.

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Isolat researchers have designed and applied a method to model policy impact that they call ‘Synthetic Interventions.’ Based on the statistical method synthetic control, Synthetic Interventions is a data-driven way to perform what-if scenario planning, leveraging information from interventions that have been enacted around the world and fitting it to another setting.

Isolat: a data-driven response to a pandemic
May 12, 2020

Isolat, a volunteer collaboration organized by IDSS, informs coronavirus policy at MIT and beyond by analyzing data associated with the pandemic.

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Promoting Women in Data Science
MIT News Office | April 20, 2020

WiDS Cambridge, co-hosted by the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, recognizes and empowers women in STEM across a variety of disciplines.

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Projecting the outcomes of people’s lives with AI isn’t so simple
Princeton University News | March 31, 2020

SES student Eaman Jahani joined over 100 researchers, including IDSS professor Sandy Pentland, on a mass collaborative study showing that the machine learning techniques used to predict outcomes from large datasets may fall short when projecting the outcomes of people’s lives.

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Back l to r: Max Vilgalys, Leon Yao, Hanwei Li, Erin Walk, Andy Haupt, Paolo Bertolotti, Bomin Jiang, Yunzong Xu Middle l to r: Rui Sun, Minghao Qiu, Hussein Mozannar, Cate Heine, Ian Schneider, Arnab Sarker, Qi Yang, Jinglong Zhao, Yan Jin, Amir Tohidi Kalorazi Front: Chin-Chia Hsu, Eaman Jahani, Yi Sun, Manon Revel, Sirui Li, Bernardo García Bulle Bueno Not pictured: Marie Charpignon, Dimitris Konomis, Manxi Wu, Mengying Wu, Yuan Yuan. Photo: Christopher Harting

A milestone for SES: Ian Schneider’s successful dissertation defense
December 10, 2019

Ian Schneider's successful defense of his dissertation 'Market Design Opportunities for an Evolving Power System' marks the first defense for the Social & Engineering Systems PhD program.

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