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This MEDSL map shows where each state’s overall score on the Elections Performance Index falls for the 2016 election.

Elections management in the U.S. is improving
MIT News Office | August 16, 2018

An updated Elections Performance Index from the MIT Election Data and Science Lab (MEDSL) evaluates the 2016 election. “The index is an important foundation for the ongoing discussions on election management,” says Charles Stewart III, an MIT professor of Political Science, IDSS affiliate, and MEDSL’s founding director.

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Jessika Trancik

Shaping technology’s future
MIT News Office | August 15, 2018

With data-informed models, Jessika Trancik seeks ways to coax progress toward efficient, sustainable systems.

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Michael Hammer

Hammer family gift to support doctoral fellowships in IDSS
MIT News Office | August 3, 2018

Gift honors Michael Hammer, influential business leader, engineer, educator, MIT faculty member, and MIT alumnus.

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Costis Daskalakis

Statistics and Data Science Center affiliate Constantinos Daskalakis wins prestigious Nevanlinna Prize
MIT News Office | August 3, 2018

Professor of electrical engineering and computer science is honored for his contributions to theoretical computer science.

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Jonathan Weed awarded Josephine de Karman Fellowship
July 27, 2018

SDSC congratulates Jonathan Weed for being awarded the 2017-2018 Josephine de Karman Fellowship.

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MIT professor Andrew Lo, one of the leaders of the new FinTech@CSAIL initiative, researches ways to use computational tools to make better financial decisions.

Andrew Lo to co-lead newly launched CSAIL initiative for financial technology
MIT News Office | July 27, 2018

Lo's computational tool research will aid FinTech@CSAIL, an industry collaboration to improve business models, access to data, and security in the finance sector.

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Marija Ilic

Marija Ilic Appointed Senior Research Scientist
LIDS News | July 26, 2018

Marija is a world leader in the area of electric power systems. Her work involves the toolbox of systems, optimization, and control, but is also combined with a deep knowledge of the real-world aspects of power systems and a strong engagement with the power industry.

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woman with meter on her face measuring T through F

Truth, Disrupted
Harvard Business Review | July 23, 2018

False news spreads online faster, farther, and deeper than truth does — but it can be contained. Here’s how. By Sinan Aral.

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Minghao Qiu

Three questions with SES PhD student Minghao Qiu
July 16, 2018

Minghao Qiu is a doctoral student in the IDSS Social and Engineering Systems program who uses data to identify the environmental, social, and economic impacts of environmental policies.

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Munther Dahleh

Why the Data Marketplaces of the Future Will Sell Insights, Not Data
MIT Sloan Management Review | July 11, 2018

Data is recognized as a business asset, but we lack efficient ways to price it, says IDSS director Munther Dahleh. He proposes a marketplace that bases the cost of data on the financial value it generates.

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