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Working groups make recommendations for new Schwarzman College of Computing
MIT News Office | August 16, 2019

As IDSS leadership works to define the status of IDSS faculty in the new college, teams advise MIT leadership on the college's faculty, structure, degrees, curricula, infrastructure, and social implications.

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Shift to renewable electricity a win-win for U.S. states
MIT News Office | August 15, 2019

Research from TPP alum Emil Dimanchev and TPP director Noelle Selin finds health savings from cleaner air would more than pay for the cost of implementing renewable energy policies.

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New research gives energy storage a cost target.

Getting to 100% renewables requires cheap energy storage. But how cheap?
Vox | August 15, 2019

A study by IDSS Associate Professor Jessika Trancik explores how lowering energy storage costs could enable the U.S. power grid to run entirely on renewable sources like wind and solar.

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A new generation of robots can autonomously explore caves, pits, tunnels and other subsurface terrain.

Mapping underground terrain with autonomous vehicles
LIDS Communications | August 14, 2019

JPL team co-led by LIDS and IDSS faculty member Luca Carlone participates in DARPA Subterranean Challenge.

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Optimus Ride has already deployed its autonomous transportation systems in the Seaport area of Boston, in a mixed-use development in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre industrial park.

Optimus Ride’s autonomous system makes self-driving vehicles a reality
MIT News Office | August 12, 2019

Co-founded by LIDS alum and professor Sertac Karaman, Optimus Ride takes a unique approach to improving human mobility.

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3 Reasons You Should be Taking an Online Data Science Course
MIT xPRO | August 8, 2019

To fully benefit from big data analytics, teams must be given opportunities to learn the latest and most effective data science techniques.

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Certain kinds of political media affect a cross-section of viewers in different ways, and to varying degrees, new research shows.

Does cable news shape your views?
MIT News Office | August 8, 2019

A new study from political scientists and IDSS affiliates Adam Berinsky and Teppei Yamamoto finds that partisan news coverage has a bigger impact on viewers without strong media preferences.

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Haloe Energie solar photovoltaic plant in Andhra Pradesh, India. Photo: Penn State

Lowering emissions without breaking the bank
MIT News Office | August 6, 2019

New research from Technology and Policy Program alum Arun Singh provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth.

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Victor Chernozhukov named Institute of Mathematical Statistics Fellow
August 6, 2019

Chernozhukov, a professor of Economics and core faculty member of IDSS and the Statistics & Data Science Center, received the award for path-breaking contributions to high-dimensional inference.

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Photo: Motor vehicle traffic in Beijing contributes to particulate and ozone pollution that could be reduced by China’s climate policy, resulting in fewer premature deaths and significant cost savings (Source: Flickr/Safia Osman)

Health effects of China’s climate policy extend across Pacific
MIT Global Change | July 24, 2019

New research from IDSS/EAPS professor and TPP director Noelle Selin shows that China's pledge to peak carbon dioxide emissions in 2030 could result in fewer premature deaths in the U.S.

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