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MIT engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to “see” a rich, virtual environment while flying in an empty physical space.

Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones
MIT News Office | May 18, 2018

With new system, drones navigate through an empty room, avoiding crashes while “seeing” a virtual world.

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Amounts of methylmercury in some Great Lakes fish are influenced by the long-range atmospheric transport of mercury from far-away sources.

A proposed global metric to aid mercury pollution policy
Science | May 16, 2018

A global-scale metric to assess the impact of mercury emissions policies would help parties assess progress toward their goals to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury.

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Yury Polyanskiy and David Sontag

Yury Polyanskiy and David Sontag granted tenure
School of Engineering | May 10, 2018

LIDS and SDSC affiliate faculty member Yury Polyanskiy and SDSC affiliate member David Sontag were two of seven School of Engineering professors whose tenure was announced this week.

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MIT alum Carlos Gomez Uribe, an internet tech product and algorithms leader at Facebook, presents during the industry session at the 2018 MIT Statistics and Data Science Conference.

Celebrating 21st century statistics
MIT News Office | May 8, 2018

MIT Statistics and Data Science Conference (SDSCon) highlights new approaches and varied applications.

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Keeping the balance: How flexible nuclear operation can help add more wind and solar to the grid
MIT News Office | April 27, 2018

Model finds operating nuclear plants flexibly can reduce electricity costs, increase revenue for nuclear plants, and cut carbon emissions in electric power systems.

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LIDS Researchers Win Best Paper Award at IEEE INFOCOM 2018
LIDS News | April 27, 2018

Two LIDS students and their advisor Eytan Modiano received a 2018 INFOCOM Best Paper Award for their joint paper: "Optimizing Age of Information in Wireless Networks with Throughput Constraints."

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Chinese woman in mask

Study: Health benefits will offset cost of China’s climate policy
MIT News Office | April 24, 2018

A 4 percent reduction per year in carbon dioxide emissions should net $339 billion in health savings in 2030, researchers estimate.

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students with laptops sitting at tables

Using data science to improve public policy
MIT News Office | April 23, 2018

MIT Policy Hackathon, run by students within MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, seeks interdisciplinary solutions to societal challenges

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The Alchemist statue overlooking MIT's Mass Ave entrance

IDSS to launch new MicroMasters and PhD programs
MIT News Office | April 23, 2018

Interdisciplinary doctoral program in statistics and online MicroMasters program in statistics and data science begin this fall.

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Philippe Rigollet

IDSS Professor Philippe Rigollet receives grant as part of global effort to map every cell in the human body on behalf of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation
LIDS News | April 19, 2018

IDSS core faculty Philippe Rigollet was one of 83 principal investigators from around the world whose project was selected for funding.

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