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MIT News Office | March 16, 2023

Minimizing electric vehicles’ impact on the grid

Careful planning of charging station placement could lessen or eliminate the need for new power plants, a new study co-authored by IDSS faculty Jessika Trancik shows.

MIT News Office | March 13, 2023

New “traffic cop” algorithm helps a drone swarm stay on task

By keeping data fresh, the system from a team including IDSS core faculty Sertac Karaman and Eytan Modiano could help robots inspect buildings or search disaster zones.

MIT News Office | March 10, 2023

2023 MacVicar Faculty Fellows named

IDSS affiliate Lawrence 'Larry' Sass one of four faculty honored for exceptional undergraduate teaching.

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