car system training

System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road
MIT News Office | March 25, 2020

Invented by IDSS and LIDS faculty member Sertac Karman and colleagues, the system uses a photorealistic simulation engine to train cars to drive in the real world and recover from near-crash scenarios.

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Paul Grogan

IDSS alum Paul Grogan wins NSF CAREER Award
March 20, 2020

Engineering Systems alum Paul Grogan (SM '10, PhD '14) was awarded for his research "Understanding Strategic Dynamics in the Engineering of Decentralized Systems."

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How to manage the hidden risks in remote work
MIT Sloan | March 18, 2020

IDSS faculty member Sandy Pentland offers advice on how organizations can stay productive and make good decisions as work moves virtual.

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Corona internet

Our internet isn’t ready for coronavirus
The New York Times | March 17, 2020

Many people are having to work and learn from home. Residential broadband networks might not be able to keep up, says TPP alum Josephine Wolff.

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Gabe Bann

Disaster vulnerability: 3 questions with TPP student Gabe Bann
TPP | March 16, 2020

Gabe Bann’s passions for data science and social justice led him to TPP, where he studies inequality in disaster vulnerability.

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David Rand

David Rand wins 2020 FABBS Early Career Impact Award and AMA-EBSCO Award for Responsible Research in Marketing
MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy | March 10, 2020

DSS affiliate David Rand has been recognized for his major research contributions, including his paper “Credibility-enhancing displays promote the provision of non-normative public goods."

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Team CoSTAR

Team co-led by LIDS faculty member Luca Carlone wins first place in subterranean drone challenge
LIDS News | March 6, 2020

Carlone's team bested the competition in the second part of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, a competition to develop drones that can map, navigate and search underground.

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catch fake news

The catch to putting warning labels on fake news
MIT News Office | March 3, 2020

Research from IDSS affiliate David Rand uncovers an "implied-truth effect," where tagging some stories as false makes readers more willing to believe and share untagged stories that are also false.

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Learners in the Advanced Program in Data Science and Global Skills interact with each other in physical space while receiving live instruction and feedback from TA’s, recruited by the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, to support their journey through the MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science.

Creating Peru’s next generation of data scientists
February 27, 2020

IDSS and social impact group Aporta share a vision to educate and empower.

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Detecting fake news takes time
Wall Street Journal | February 26, 2020

A study co-authored by IDSS affiliate David Rand shows that people can tell when a story on social media is bogus — if they take a moment to think.

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