In Song Kim

In Song Kim awarded a 2020-2021 Russell Sage Presidential Authority grant
MIT Political Science | February 25, 2020

Kim was awarded for computational social science research titled "Unequal Political Representation: Evidence from a Comprehensive Database of Lobbying and Campaign Contributions".

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Marija Ilic

Shedding light on complex power systems
LIDS | February 24, 2020

LIDS senior research scientist Marija Ilic is on a mission: making electric energy systems future-ready.

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Understanding online machine learning through ice hockey by Katie DePasquale

Understanding online machine learning through ice hockey
LIDS | February 21, 2020

LIDS student Jennifer Tang finds overlap between learning to play better hockey and her research on information theory and probability theory.

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MIT continues to advance toward greenhouse gas reduction goals
MIT News Office | February 21, 2020

Initiatives such as the energy storage project led by IDSS professor Jessika Trancik contribute to MIT's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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A human-machine collaboration to defend against cyberattacks
MIT News Office | February 21, 2020

PatternEx, a startup co-founded by Kalyan Veeramachaneni of LIDS, has developed a platform that combines machine learning models and human expertise to flag suspicious activity on a network.

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Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo to speak at 2020 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Degree Conferral Ceremony
MIT News Office | February 20, 2020

The IDSS affiliate and Nobel Laureate is known for innovation in development economics and an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

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A new disposable, affordable “smart” diaper embedded with an RFID tag is designed by MIT researchers to sense and communicate wetness to a nearby RFID reader, which in turn can wirelessly send a notification to a caregiver that it’s time for a change. Image: MIT News

Low-cost “smart” diaper can notify caregiver when it’s wet
MIT News Office | February 15, 2020

MIT researchers including Pankhuri Sen, a TPP alum and research assistant in MIT’s AutoID Laboratory, have developed a “smart” diaper embedded with a moisture sensor that can alert a caregiver when a diaper is wet.

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MIT researchers identify security vulnerabilities in voting app
MIT News Office | February 15, 2020

MIT researchers including TPP alum Michael Specter have uncovered security vulnerabilities in a mobile voting application that was used during the 2018 midterm elections in West Virginia.

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Robert G. Gallager, emeritus professor of electrical engineering and computer science and former co-director of LIDS, at the Japan Prize Foundation press conference on Feb. 4, 2020. Recognized for contributions to coding and information theory, Gallager is one of two 2020 Japan Prize Laureates. Photo Courtesy of the Japan Prize Foundation

Robert Gallager wins 2020 Japan Prize
MIT News Office | February 10, 2020

Gallager, an emeritus professor in EECS and former co-director of LIDS, was awarded the Japan Prize for his "pioneering contribution to information and coding theory."

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MIT Schwarzman College of Computing leadership team (left to right) David Kaiser, Daniela Rus, Dan Huttenlocher, Julie Shah, and Asu Ozdaglar. Photo: Sarah Bastille

A college for the computing age
MIT News Office | February 5, 2020

IDSS will continue to address complex societal challenges and support statistics across MIT as we join the Schwarzman College of Computing.

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