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Should the federal government spend more money on conducting elections?
Fast Company | May 24, 2022

A report from the MIT Election Data and Science Lab, directed by IDSS affiliate Professor Charles Stewart III “examines the federal government’s history of election spending — and suggests ways it could consider dispersing monies to help underfunded election administrators."

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AI can identify race from medical images with no indications of race detectable by humans
MIT News | May 20, 2022

The study is co-led by ICSR Healthcare lead Marzyeh Ghassemi, who also works on research led by SES student Hammaad Adam showing that models can identify race from clinical notes stripped of explicit race indicators.

Sarah Cen

Living better with algorithms
MIT News Office | May 18, 2022

LIDS student Sarah Cen explores the interplay between humans and artificial intelligence systems, to help build accountability and trust.

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On the road to cleaner, greener, and faster driving
MIT News Office | May 17, 2022

Researchers including senior author and IDSS faculty Cathy Wu use artificial intelligence to help autonomous vehicles avoid idling at red lights.

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Engineers use artificial intelligence to capture the complexity of breaking waves
MIT News Office | May 2, 2022

Model predictions, from study author and IDSS affiliate Themis Sapsis, should help researchers improve ocean climate simulations and hone the design of offshore structures.

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MIT announces plans for presidential search
MIT News Office | April 29, 2022

Search committee members are named; John Jarve ’78, SM ’79 will lead the process.

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Alberto Abadie elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2022
MIT News Office | April 29, 2022

IDSS core faculty one of seven new MIT faculty members elected to prestigious honor society.

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Study: adolescents accounted for larger share of suicides in 2020
US News & World Report | April 28, 2022

SES student and lead study author Marie-Laure Charpignon says investigation is needed to uncover the root factors driving the troubling increase in the proportion of suicides among youth.

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Absent legislative victory, the President can still meet U.S. climate goals
MIT Global Change | April 26, 2022

Activating a Clean Air Act provision could deliver major climate, health and economic benefits, says new study co-authored by IDSS core faculty Noelle Selin and TPP student Paul Picciano.

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Batteries, solar, wind and hydropower: Why renewable energy is essential to curbing climate change
ABC News | April 26, 2022

The need to transition to renewable energy is becoming more urgent, experts including IDSS professor Jessika Trancik say.


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