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Professor Tamara Broderick Named ARO Young Investigator
IDSS Communications Office | January 16, 2018

Tamara Broderick, the ITT Career Development Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a faculty member of IDSS, has been awarded an Army Research Office Young Investigator Program (YIP) award. Bestowed by the Army to outstanding scientists, the...

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Richard Larson Receives Daniel Berg Lifetime Achievement Medal
IDSS Communications Office | December 22, 2017

Richard Larson, the Mitsui Professor of Engineering Systems and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a faculty member at IDSS, has received the first-ever Daniel Berg Lifetime Achievement Medal from the International Academy of Information Technology and Quantitative Management (IAITQM). The...

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Inventing the “Google” for predictive analytics
MIT News Office | December 20, 2017

Platform analyzes big data to answer plain-language business queries in minutes instead of months.

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Exploring ethical dimensions of climate negotiation
MIT News Office | December 19, 2017

MIT researchers focus on empathy, transparency, and empowerment at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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Auto-tuning data science: New research streamlines machine learning
MIT News Office | December 19, 2017

A new automated machine-learning system performs as well or better than its human counterparts — and works 100 times faster.

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Prof. Jon How Named IEEE Fellow
LIDS Communication Office | December 13, 2017

LIDS professor Jonathan How, the Richard C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has been named a 2018 Control Systems Society IEEE Fellow. IEEE confers this distinction on its members in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments in their fields.

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MIT convenes researchers and policymakers for regional climate action
MIT News Office | December 12, 2017

Two-day summit on climate leadership in northeastern North America draws almost 200 to MIT.

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Asu Ozdaglar named head of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT EECS | December 8, 2017

Asu Ozdaglar, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the new department head of EECS, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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You Can Now Hail a Self-Driving Lyft in This U.S. City
Fortune | December 7, 2017

From Wednesday, some passengers in Boston were able to hail a self-driving car through their Lyft rideshare app as part of a highly anticipated trial of autonomous vehicles in the city.

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Try this! Researchers devise better recommendation algorithm
MIT News Office | December 6, 2017

Improved recommendation algorithm should work especially well when ratings data are “sparse.”

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