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How neural networks think
MIT News Office | September 18, 2017

General-purpose technique sheds light on inner workings of neural nets trained to process language.

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Two sciences tie the knot
MIT News Office | September 5, 2017

A new major combining computer science and economics will prepare students for designing the virtual marketplaces of the future.

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New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct
MIT News Office | August 30, 2017

Approach may enable robots to move around hospitals, malls, and other areas with heavy foot traffic.

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Study: For food-waste recycling, policy is key
MIT News Office | August 18, 2017

Paper co-authored by Engineering Systems PhD grad Jonathan Krones looks at which policies work best for food-waste recycling programs.

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Case study suggests new approach to urban water supply
MIT News Office | August 14, 2017

Sarah Fletcher, PhD candidate in IDSS and TPP alum, is the lead author of a paper that suggests an alternate approach to water planning.

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An Algorithm Trained on Emoji Knows When You’re Being Sarcastic on Twitter
MIT Technology Review | August 11, 2017

New algorithm from Iyad Rahwan and student teaches network to use emoji and language to determine emotion.

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New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves
MIT News Office | August 6, 2017

Paper (co-authored by Tommi Jaakkola) presents new way to monitor sleep stages.

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Sandy Pentland: International data science efforts and recognition
IDSS | July 18, 2017

Pentland has been named founding member of the Board of Directors for the United Nations Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Pentland recently presented a keynote talk at the European Union's Presidency opening, and has been named Chief Expert at Bejing Normal University School of Economics and Resource Management.

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Miniaturizing the brain of a drone
MIT News Office | July 12, 2017

Method for designing efficient computer chips may get miniature smart drones off the ground. (Team led by Sertac Karaman.)

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Study: Preschoolers learn from math games—to a point
MIT News Office | July 7, 2017

Study co-authored by Esther Duflo engaged preschool children in math games and social games in order determine which activities might help produce improvements in school results.

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