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Study: Covid-19 has reduced diverse urban interactions
MIT News Office | May 1, 2023

The Covid-19 pandemic has reduced how often urban residents intersect with people from different income brackets, according to a new study led by MIT researchers including IDSS core faculty Alex 'Sandy' Pentland.

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Studying consciousness without affecting it
MIT News Office | April 28, 2023

A new study from a team including IDSS core faculty Emery Brown tests an alternative to external stimulation for measuring when subjects lose and regain responsiveness during sedation and anesthesia.

Devavrat Shah

MIT research team including Devavrat Shah receives Best Paper Award at NSDI ’23
April 24, 2023

Shah and collaborators from LIDS and CSAIL received the award from the 20th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation for their paper titled “CausalSim: A Causal Framework for Unbiased Trace-Driven Simulation.”

Martin Wainwright

Martin Wainwright named director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
MIT News Office | April 24, 2023

Widely recognized leader in statistics and machine learning to succeed Munther Dahleh.

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Engineering solutions for the unhackable infrastructure of the future
LIDS News | April 24, 2023

“Anticipation and preparation for security threats to physical and virtual spaces has emerged as a critical national and international priority,” says IDSS affiliate Saurabh Amin.

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3 Questions: New MIT major and its role in fighting climate change
MIT News Office | April 21, 2023

Ali Jadbabaie and Robert van der Hilst discuss how a new joint degree program in climate system science and engineering will prepare students to solve global-scale environmental problems.

Cathy Wu

Cathy Wu receives NSF CAREER Award
LIDS News | April 21, 2023

Award for IDSS core faculty member will support the advancement of large-scale cyber-physical systems.

Tina Bahadori

Infusing Science into Public Policymaking
Slice of MIT | April 19, 2023

“You want to make sure that science enters the conversation — every big decision, every big policy action,” says TPP alum Tina Bahadori ’84, SM ’88.

In Song Kim

Illuminating the money trail
April 16, 2023

IDSS affiliate In Song Kim shines a bright light on the dark art of political lobbying.

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Calls For Greater Supply Chain Transparency Get Louder: Can Technology Help?
Forbes | April 11, 2023

In a new book, IDSS affiliate Yossi Sheffi argues that we need to better understand the supply chains on which our businesses and society depend, and our conception of supply chains needs to be broadened.


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