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November 2018

Saurabh Amin

November 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saurabh Amin (MIT)

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LIDS Seminar Series Speaker: Saurabh Amin Affiliation: MIT ____________________________________ The LIDS Seminar Series features distinguished speakers who provide an overview of a research area, as well as exciting recent progress in that area. Intended for a broad audience, seminar topics span the areas of communications, computation, control, learning, networks, probability and statistics, optimization, and signal processing. 

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SES PhD Admissions Webinar

November 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Ali Jadbabaie (MIT)

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Learn about admission to the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program. Webinars are led by a member of the IDSS faculty, who introduces the program and answers your questions. Please register in advance.

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Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall

November 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Margaret Roberts (UC San Diego)

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Abstract: As authoritarian governments around the world develop sophisticated technologies for controlling information, many observers have predicted that these controls would be ineffective because they are easily thwarted and evaded by savvy Internet users. In Censored, Margaret Roberts demonstrates that even censorship that is easy to circumvent can still be enormously effective. Taking advantage of digital data harvested from the Chinese Internet and leaks from China's Propaganda Department, this book sheds light on how and when censorship influences the Chinese…

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IDSS Science Speed Dating Event

November 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Join IDSS faculty, postdocs, and graduate students for the first IDSS Science Speed Dating Event on Thursday, November 29. The purpose of this event is to help the participants to expand their network, find new research partners, and strengthen the IDSS community. The event includes lunch. To register for the IDSS Science Speed Dating Event, please sign up here. Please contact Doro Unger-Lee at dor@mit.edu with any questions you may have about this event.

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Vladimir Koltchinskii

November 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Georgia Tech

E18-304

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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December 2018

The Opportunity Atlas: Mapping the Childhood Roots of Social Mobility

December 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Raj Chetty (Harvard University)

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Abstract: We construct a publicly available atlas of children’s outcomes in adulthood by Census tract using anonymized longitudinal data covering nearly the entire U.S. population. For each tract, we estimate children’s earnings distributions, incarceration rates, and other outcomes in adulthood by parental income, race, and gender. These estimates allow us to trace the roots of outcomes such as poverty and incarceration back to the neighborhoods in which children grew up. We find that children’s outcomes vary sharply across nearby areas: for children of parents at…

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SES PhD Admissions Webinar

December 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Ali Jadbabaie (MIT)

online

Learn about admission to the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program. Webinars are led by a member of the IDSS faculty, who introduces the program and answers your questions. Please register in advance.

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Guy Bresler

December 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

MIT

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MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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Naomi E. Leonard

December 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Naomi E. Leonard (Princeton University)

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Title Talk: Symmetry, Bifurcation, and Multi-Agent Decision-Making Speaker: Naomi E. Leonard Affiliation: Princeton University Abstract: Prof. Leonard will present nonlinear dynamics for distributed decision-making that derive from principles of symmetry and bifurcation. Inspired by studies of animal groups, including house-hunting honeybees and schooling fish, the nonlinear dynamics describe a group of interacting agents that can manage flexibility as well as stability in response to a changing environment. Bio: Prof. Naomi Ehrich Leonard is Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and…

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Lutz Warnke

December 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Georgia Tech

E18-304

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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