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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.”

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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. 

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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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Allison Shepard

Energy equity
TPP News | October 19, 2022

Allie Shepard ’19, TPP ’23 interned in the New York City Mayor’s Office, where she got a firsthand view of the opportunities for climate change mitigation policy at the city.

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Former President Trump and an icon for his Truth Social app

Getting the facts straight on online misinformation
Financial Times | October 18, 2022

Social media companies are exploring radical solutions to moderation, writes IDSS affiliate David Rand

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Noelle Selin and Stan Finkelstein awarding Farri Gaba the TPP 2022 Thesis Prize

Going the extra mile
TPP News | October 18, 2022

Farri Gaba TPP ’22 hopes to leverage his experience researching last-mile drone delivery to help solve sociotechnical challenges in sustainable transportation and logistics.

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