David Simchi-Levi

David Simchi-Levi awarded INFORMS Impact Prize
MIT News Office | November 20, 2020

Professor of civil and environmental engineering and IDSS honored for his continuing research in understanding and improving supply chain management.

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Study identifies reasons for soaring nuclear plant cost overruns in the U.S.
MIT News Office | November 19, 2020

Analysis by IDSS professor Jessika Trancik points to ways that engineering strategies could be reimagined to minimize delays and other unanticipated expenses.

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Data for Good
TPP | November 13, 2020

The fourth MIT Policy Hackathon, hosted virtually and focusing on equity, brought together policy and data science expertise to deliver solutions to challenges from environmental justice to Covid-19.

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Marie-Laure Charpignon

A model approach to public health
Spectrum | November 12, 2020

SES student Marie-Laure Charpignon uses computational tools to explore large-scale questions in public health, from finding better Alzheimer's drugs to modelling the spread of Covid-19.

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Bringing down mercury
Spectrum | November 12, 2020

TPP director Noelle Selin explores mercury's toxic history and informs policy-makers "how they can better manage mercury and evaluate how effective their strategies are."

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Putting sustainability front and center at the MIT Career Fair
Environmental Solutions Initiative | November 10, 2020

With help from Sloan professor and IDSS affiliate Roberto Rigobon, a new online tool lets students track key metrics on employers’ carbon footprints.

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MITx MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science announces new Data Analysis elective
MIT Open Learning | November 10, 2020

New course focuses on hands-on applications of data analysis across disciplines.

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Can AI tell us when to use AI and when not to?
Forbes | November 8, 2020

SES student Hussein Mozannar contributes to the development of a machine learning system that can “assess a task and identify whether it’s one that would be best performed by a human expert or technology.”

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The complicated history of voting technology

The complicated history of voting technology
Marketplace | November 2, 2020

Political science professor, IDSS affiliate, and MIT Election Lab founding director Charles Stewart traces 150 years of voting machine history.

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Testing sewage to home in on Covid-19
MIT News | October 28, 2020

Letting an algorithm decide which manholes to test for evidence of coronavirus could improve pandemic containment efforts by narrowing down where infections are occurring.

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