stock art of a cursor clicking a forward arrow

A remedy for the spread of false news?
MIT News | March 17, 2021

A new study co-authored by IDSS affiliate David Rand finds that most people who share false news stories online do so unintentionally, and that their sharing habits can be modified through reminders about accuracy.

Tamara Broderick

Tamara Broderick awarded ONR Early Career Grant
LIDS News | March 17, 2021

Tamara Broderick, an IDSS Affiliate Faculty and Core Faculty member of SDSC, has been awarded an Early Career Grant (ECG) by the Office of Naval Research.

stock image of doctor using computer tablet

When to Test: Guidance for K-12 and Businesses
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | March 12, 2021

It can be an enormous challenge for schools and businesses to determine how to establish an effective COVID-19 testing program. An innovative online tool funded by NIBIB, with support from partners incluidng IDSS, helps organizations choose a COVID-19 testing strategy that will work best for their specific needs.

Sinan Aral and Dean Eckles

3 Questions: Vaccines and the power of positive reinforcement
MIT News | March 10, 2021

Sinan Aral and Dean Eckles are two of the co-authors of a new MIT-based study showing that focusing on people reluctant to get vaccines can be counterproductive.

Luca Carlone

Luca Carlone Receives NSF CAREER Award
LIDS News | March 9, 2021

LIDS faculty member and core IDSS faculty Luca Carlone (AeroAstro) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his research on “Certifiable Perception for Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems.”

stock image of a tennis ball landing on a court

Algorithm helps artificial intelligence systems dodge “adversarial” inputs
MIT News | March 8, 2021

A method from a PhD student advised by IDSS core faculty Jonathan How builds on gaming techniques to help autonomous vehicles navigate in the real world, where signals may be imperfect.

MIT student on campus in COVID mask

Sharing stories of resilience
MIT News | March 3, 2021

Flipping Failure is a collection of video stories told by MIT students, including those in IDSS, about overcoming academic setbacks and coping with the pandemic.

Devavrat Shah

3 Questions: Devavrat Shah on curbing online misinformation
MIT News | February 26, 2021

IDSS core faculty member shares how social media algorithms could be tweaked to curb the spread of misinformation and promote a diversity of viewpoints.

Kylie Ying and Jorge Castillo

Driving on the cutting edge of autonomous vehicle tech
MIT News | February 25, 2021

Leveraging research done on campus, student-run MIT Driverless partners with industry collaborators to develop and test autonomous technologies in real-world racing scenarios. Sertac Karaman, IDSS core faculty, serves as an advisor to the team.

stock photo of an iphone showing a security breach alarm

More ‘Side Door’ Hacks Are Coming. Here Is How Businesses Can Prepare
Wall Street Journal | February 23, 2021

The SolarWinds network-management attack wasn't the first so-called side-door hack and it likely won't be the last, says IDSS affiliate Stuart Madnick.


© MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | 77 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 | 617-253-1764 |