SES News

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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.

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.

IDSS students, staff, and faculty listen to remarks from IDSS director Munther Dahleh at the 2019 Hammer Lunch.

Building community in the Hammer Society of Fellows
October 17, 2019

Second annual Hammer luncheon brings together first and second year fellows, grad students and postdocs, IDSS faculty and staff, and Phyllis Hammer, whose gift in memory of her late husband established the Fellowship.

Manxi Wu

Student profile: Manxi Wu, SES
October 8, 2019

A doctoral student in the Social and Engineering Systems program and a Hammer Fellow, Manxi's research focuses on the design of information and incentive mechanisms to improve the efficiency and robustness of urban systems.

Sirui Li, Manon Revel, Arnab Sarker, Erin Walk, Weizi Li, Janelle Schlossberger

Welcoming the 2019 Hammer Fellows
July 3, 2019

Meet the four incoming students in the IDSS Social and Engineering Systems doctoral program -- and the two postdocs -- who have joined the ranks of the Michael Hammer Society of Fellows.


MIT Policy Hackathon connects data-driven problem solvers
MIT News Office | May 21, 2019

Interdisciplinary teams propose creative policy solutions that address societal challenges at a unique event run by students from TPP and IDSS.

MIT associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science Stefanie Jegelka, an IDSS affiliate, gives a talk at the 2019 Women in Data Science (WiDS) Cambridge conference entitled, "What Can Neural Networks Represent?" Photo: Dana J. Quigley

Women in Data Science conference unites global community of researchers and practitioners
MIT News Office | March 21, 2019

IDSS co-hosted WiDS Cambridge, a daylong conference connecting women data scientists across academia and industry.
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Marie Charpignon presents her research findings

Combining artificial intelligence with their passions
MIT News Office | March 8, 2019

Social and Engineering Systems (SES) student Marie Charpignon and Technology and Policy Program (TPP) student Manon Revel presented research that uses computational tools at last week's celebration for the new Schwarzman College of Computing.

Leon Yao, Manxi Wu, Cate Heine

Meet the first class of SES Hammer Fellows
November 26, 2018

Three Social and Engineering Systems (SES) students carry on the legacy of Michael Hammer - an engineer and businessman who studied and taught at MIT - with innovative research applying data analytics to complex societal challenges.

Faculty, staff, and graduate students gathered for a luncheon honoring MIT’s 2019 Siebel Scholars. Photo: Peter Gumaskas

Ian Schneider named Siebel Scholar
MIT News Office | November 26, 2018

Schneider is one of 16 MIT grad students in the 2019 cohort of Siebel Scholars, a prestigious award honoring academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to addressing crucial global challenges.


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