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Celebrating the legacy of Michael Hammer and the new Hammer Fellowship
October 30, 2018

MIT senior leaders and IDSS faculty, staff, and students joined Phyllis Thurm Hammer and her family and friends in a celebration marking the launch of the new Hammer Society of Fellows.

Crowd in front of HUBweek entrance with tents and lights

MIT and HUBweek showcase ideas and innovators making the future
MIT News Office | October 2, 2018

IDSS will help kick off HUBweek with a student-run Policy Hackathon, bringing together students, data scientists, policy and urban planning researchers, and other domain specialists to tackle local, complex challenges.

Michael Hammer

Hammer family gift to support doctoral fellowships in IDSS
MIT News Office | August 3, 2018

Gift honors Michael Hammer, influential business leader, engineer, educator, MIT faculty member, and MIT alumnus.

Minghao Qiu

Three questions with SES PhD student Minghao Qiu
July 16, 2018

Minghao Qiu is a doctoral student in the IDSS Social and Engineering Systems program who uses data to identify the environmental, social, and economic impacts of environmental policies.

left to right: TPP alumni Nathaniel H Fruchter SM '19, Ian Schneider SM '16 (current SES PhD), Tiziana Smith SM '15 (current CEE PhD), TPP Senior Researcher Frank Field, Manon Revel (current TPP student), Alejandro Noriega Campero SM '15 (current MAS PhD), Megan Jeramaz Lickley SM '12 (current EAPS PhD)

TPP and SES students win awards at annual Technology, Management, and Policy Consortium
June 21, 2018

Ian Schneider, an alum of the Technology and Policy Program (TPP) and current Social and Engineering Systems (SES) PhD student, won Senior Paper. The Junior Paper award went to Nathaniel Fruchter, a current TPP student.

The Alchemist statue overlooking MIT's Mass Ave entrance

IDSS to launch new MicroMasters and PhD programs
MIT News Office | April 23, 2018

Interdisciplinary doctoral program in statistics and online MicroMasters program in statistics and data science begin this fall.


Engineering a brighter future
MIT News Office | December 4, 2017

Optimizing the design of electricity markets could make it easier to integrate renewable energy sources into the power grid.


Media Lab team tops Fragile Families Challenge
MIT News Office | October 13, 2017

The Human Dynamics research group, which included SES student Eamon Jahani, earned high marks in a new scientific collaboration to improve the lives of disadvantaged American children.


Staff members of IDSS, CBI receive School of Engineering Infinite Mile Awards
School of Engineering / MIT News | May 23, 2017

Beth Milnes (IDSS) and Stacy Springs (Center for Biomedical Innovation) honored with Infinite Mile Awards.


Tackling society’s big problems with systems theory
MIT News Office | November 14, 2016

Ali Jadbabaie seeks to optimize large-scale systems, from social networks to teams of people or devices.


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