Marchers in Washington, one is holding a sign that says End Systemic Racism

MIT Racism Research Fund awards IDSS systemic racism initiative
November 7, 2022

An award of $150,000 from MIT's Racism Research Fund will help the IDSS Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism (ICSR) strengthen cross-disciplinary collaborations.


How to choose carbon offsets that actually cut emissions
MIT Sloan | November 7, 2022

IDSS affiliate John Sterman unpacks the implications of companies’ net zero emissions goals and offers a framework for real impact.

A group of Donald Trump supporters

“Elites are making choices that are not good news”
The New York Times | November 3, 2022

IDSS core faculty Daron Acemoglu and professor David Autor discuss the forces driving working-class voters toward the Republican Party.

Data Nation

The Data Dilemma of Racial Profiling
IDSS News | October 27, 2022

How do AI technologies such as facial recognition and predictive policing disproportionately affect Black, Latinx, and other minority communities? In this week’s episode of Data Nation, S. Craig Watkins explains how tools meant for safety become tools of surveillance and considers how criminal justice data could be used to inform policy and not just the police.

photos of newly tenured faculty

The tenured engineers of 2022
MIT News Office | October 24, 2022

IDSS professor Guy Bresler and IDSS affiliate Stefanie Jegelka are among 14 faculty members granted tenure this year.

air pollution in Anyang city, Henan province

Coordinating climate and air-quality policies to improve public health
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | October 21, 2022

New air-quality tool from study co-authored by TPP director Noelle Selin and William Atkinson (TPP '22) pinpoints policy combinations that maximize health benefits.

A group crossing the street toward the Green Line

Unlocking the power of cellphone-generated mobility data to benefit neighborhoods
News@Northeastern | October 20, 2022

IDSS core faculty Sandy Pentland is part of a collaborative effort with scientists from Northeastern University developing a public mobility data platform to help communities address issues including equity, economic development and climate resilience

The 2022 APS Fellows

Six from MIT named American Physical Society Fellows for 2022
MIT News Office | October 20, 2022

IDSS affiliate Jesse Thaler elected "for original foundational research contributions, leadership, and mentoring in the area of machine learning for fundamental physics.”

a presentation on regulation

Shaping the laws that influence technology development
TPP News | October 20, 2022

Rui-Jie Yew TPP '23 researches at the intersection of computation, law, and ethics, exploring regulatory incentives for addressing harm caused by emerging algorithmic technologies. 

Adam Petway

The science of strength: How data analytics is transforming college basketball
MIT Professional Education | October 19, 2022

Applied Data Science Program learner Adam Petway is using new analytical skills to improve player performance as a university basketball coach.


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