Clockwise from upper left: Joshua Fishman, Samuel Ubellacker, Luca Carlone, and Nathan Hughes.

Fishman, Ubellacker, Hughes, and Carlone win Best Student Paper Award at IROS 2021
LIDS News | October 7, 2021

IDSS core and LIDS faculty member Luca Carlone supervised research on “Dynamic Grasping with a “Soft” Drone: From Theory to Practice.”

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Kalyan Veeramachaneni

3 Questions: Kalyan Veeramachaneni on hurdles preventing fully automated machine learning
MIT News | October 6, 2021

Kalyan Veeramachaneni, LIDS principal research scientist, spoke with MIT News about the current state of automated machine learning (AutoML) and the road ahead for AutoML researchers.

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Study: Global cancer risk from burning organic matter comes from unregulated chemicals
MIT News | September 23, 2021

IDSS core faculty Noelle Selin and fellow researchers hope scientists and regulators will consider a broader class of compounds in evaluating cancer risk in new study.

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Statistical model defines ketamine anesthesia’s effects on the brain
MIT News | September 23, 2021

IDSS core faculty Emery Brown, along with fellow neuroscientists at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital, have developed a statistical framework that describes brain-state changes patients experience under ketamine-induced anesthesia.

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Why Care About Climate Change?
MIT Spectrum | September 22, 2021

IDSS affiliate John Sterman and colleagues have developed interactive climate policy simulation models grounded in peer-reviewed science; each lets people experience firsthand how various decisions affect the fate of humanity.

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New Research Busts Popular Myths About Innovation
Wall Street Journal | September 22, 2021

Using both previously untapped pools of data and new analytical methods, along with the usual tools of modern-day forecasting, researchers including IDSS affiliate Christopher Magee are taking a quantitative approach to examining how quickly technologies improve.

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Caroline Uhler

Causality in digital medicine : Q&A with Caroline Uhler and colleagues
LIDS News | September 22, 2021

IDSS core faculty Caroline Uhler and colleagues talked to Nature Communications about their research interests in causality inference and how this can provide a robust framework for digital medicine studies.

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Themistoklis Sapsis

Taking on the stormy seas
MIT News | September 20, 2021

IDSS affiliate Themistoklis Sapsis tackles engineering problems associated with the unpredictable ocean environment and its effects on ships and other structures.

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Noelle Selin and Anne White

MIT appoints members of new faculty committee to drive climate action plan
MIT News | September 17, 2021

Professors Noelle Selin and Anne White will co-chair the Climate Nucleus, charged with managing and implementing MIT’s new plan.

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Heng Yang

Making self-driving cars safer through keener robot perception
LIDS News | September 16, 2021

LIDS graduate student Heng “Hank” Yang and collaborators, including IDSS core faculty Luca Carlone, have developed the first set of “certifiable perception” algorithms, which could help protect the next generation of self-driving vehicles.

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