Sherrie Wang and Sarah Williams

J-WAFS awards seed grants to seven MIT projects in water and food
MIT Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab | June 11, 2024

IDSS faculty Sherrie Wang and Sarah Williams among those awarded grants to address challenges in water and food systems using biology, engineering, social science, and other disciplines.

Tamara Broderick and Caroline Uhler

Tamara Broderick and Caroline Uhler awarded IMS Fellowships
LIDS News | June 11, 2024

IDSS faculty elected to the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Fellowship for their outstanding research and professional contributions.

Fotini Christia

Fotini Christia named next IDSS Director
June 6, 2024

As an Associate Director of IDSS, Christia has chaired the SES PhD program, directed the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, and co-led the Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism.

Left to Right: Manon Revel, Prof. Fotini Christia, Cate Heine, Erin Walk

The 2024 graduates of IDSS
IDSS News | June 4, 2024

Congrats to the IDSS graduates of 2024, from our PhDs in Social & Engineering Systems, Master's students in the Technology and Policy Program, and the undergrad and grad students in the MIT Statistics and Data Science Center.

clip art with a virus and the label 'fake news'

Misleading COVID-19 headlines from mainstream sources did more harm on Facebook than fake news
MIT Sloan | June 3, 2024

New MIT Sloan research from team including IDSS faculty David Rand shows that unflagged but misleading content on Facebook was less persuasive, but much more widely seen, and thus generated more COVID-19 vaccine skepticism than flagged misinformation.

Scattered stickers that each read 'I Voted'

The State of Elections
MIT Spectrum | May 22, 2024

Charles Stewart III explores the way Americans vote, in all its extraordinary complexity


Worker, Meet Machine
MIT Spectrum | May 22, 2024

MIT experts including IDSS faculty Daron Acemoglu weigh in on how the choices we make now will determine AI’s influence on work in the future.

Themistoklis Sapsis

MIT Industrial Liason Program: featuring Themistoklis Sapsis
MIT ILP | May 22, 2024

IDSS faculty Themistoklis Sapsis discusses his research work, motivated by problems in ocean engineering.

Oliver DeWeck presenting research in front of an audience

3 Questions: Technology roadmapping in teaching and industry
MIT News Office | May 20, 2024

IDSS faculty Olivier de Weck's approach combines quantitative engineering analysis and strategic thinking to drive innovation.

Nolen Scruggs

Camfield: a partnership for progress
May 10, 2024

Graduate student Nolen Scruggs works with a local tenant association to address housing inequality as part of the MIT Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism.


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