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November 2020

*CANCELED* Structural racism in the nuclear science community

November 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Katlyn Turner (MIT)

online

This event has been canceled.

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Mobility Forum: The Global Rise of Platform Firms in Urban Mobility Markets

November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jason Jackson

online

To build a dynamic community among the mobility and transportation researchers, the MIT Mobility Initiative (MMI) is organizing the “Mobility Forum: Frontier of Mobility Research,” a weekly seminar series showcasing the MIT scholarship. Register for Zoom info.

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Perfect Simulation for Feynman-Kac Models using Ensemble Rejection Sampling

November 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arnaud Doucet (University of Oxford)

online

Abstract: I will introduce Ensemble Rejection Sampling, a scheme for perfect simulation of a class of Feynmac-Kac models. In particular, this scheme allows us to sample exactly from the posterior distribution of the latent states of a class of non-linear non-Gaussian state-space models and from the distribution of a class of conditioned random walks. Ensemble Rejection Sampling relies on a high-dimensional proposal distribution built using ensembles of state samples and dynamic programming. Although this algorithm can be interpreted as a…

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Sensor-based Control for Fast and Agile Aerial Robotics

November 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ezra Tal (LIDS)

Online

ABSTRACT In recent years, autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can execute aggressive (i.e., fast and agile) maneuvers have attracted significant attention. We focus on the design of control algorithms for accurate tracking of such maneuvers. This problem is complicated by aerodynamic effects that significantly impact vehicle dynamics at high speeds. In contrast, typical multicopter controllers that operate at low speeds may neglect vehicle aerodynamics all together. We propose a sensor-based approach to account for high-speed aerodynamics. Our controller directly…

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SES PhD Admissions Q&A

November 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Munther Dahleh (IDSS)

online

Learn about the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program. Q&As are hosted by a member of the IDSS faculty. This live Q&A is a follow-up session for the pre-recorded SES Admissions Webinar which should be viewed prior to attending the Q&A. Sign-up by 18 November, 9AM EST to receive an email invitation to the Q&A.

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LIDS Seminar – Kamalika Chaudhuri (University of California San Diego)

November 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kamalika Chaudhuri (University of California San Diego)

Online

TBD Bio: ____________________________________ 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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Mapping urban transit in Nairobi and its policy implications

November 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

online

African cities are rapidly growing and laying down transportation infrastructure and systems with impacts well into the future.  Exploring the politics of decision making in the sector and using Nairobi as a case study, this talk explores a "Digital Data Commons" approach to supporting more equitable and effective  policies, planning and investments for African cities to avoid high emissions-low livability lock in. Join us for this conversation on urban development, data and planning with Dr. Jacqueline Klopp, Co-Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia…

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Mobility Forum: Transportation Systems Resilience

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Saurabh Amin

online

To build a dynamic community among the mobility and transportation researchers, the MIT Mobility Initiative (MMI) is organizing the “Mobility Forum: Frontier of Mobility Research,” a weekly seminar series showcasing the MIT scholarship. Register for Zoom info.

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Sharp Thresholds for Random Subspaces, and Applications

November 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mary Wootters (Stanford University )

online

Abstract: What combinatorial properties are likely to be satisfied by a random subspace over a finite field? For example, is it likely that not too many points lie in any Hamming ball? What about any cube?  We show that there is a sharp threshold on the dimension of the subspace at which the answers to these questions change from "extremely likely" to "extremely unlikely," and moreover we give a simple characterization of this threshold for different properties. Our motivation comes…

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SES PhD Admissions Q&A

November 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Fotini Christia (IDSS)

online

Learn about the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program. Q&As are hosted by a member of the IDSS faculty. This live Q&A is a follow-up session for the pre-recorded SES Admissions Webinar which should be viewed prior to attending the Q&A. Sign-up by 12 November, 12PM EST to receive an email invitation to the Q&A.

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