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School of Engineering welcomes new faculty
MIT News | April 1, 2021

Fifteen new professors, including IDSS core faculty Navid Azizan, join the MIT community.

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How AI with MIT Roots Guided Greece’s Covid Testing at the Height of Tourist Season
MIT Alumni | March 31, 2021

LIDS alumnus Kimon Drakopoulos partnered with the Greek government on a machine learning-based tool to guide the distribution of resources.

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Ridesharing intensifies urban road congestion
Science Daily | March 31, 2021

Study by researchers including IDSS affiliate faculty Jinhua Zhao suggests potential benefits of on-demand shared mobility are complicated in real world situations.

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Powering the energy transition with better storage
MIT News | March 29, 2021

Researchers, including IDSS alumni Jesse Jenkins, evaluate the role and value of long-duration energy storage technologies in securing a carbon-free electric grid.

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Tamara Broderick

Tamara Broderick awarded membership in 2021 COPSS Leadership Academy
LIDS News | March 29, 2021

Prof. Broderick, IDSS affiliate faculty member, received the award in recognition of her significant contributions to Bayesian nonparametrics and machine learning.

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Broad Institute launches the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center to connect biology and machine learning
Broad Communications | March 25, 2021

Supported by a $150 million endowment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt, the center will create a new field of interdisciplinary research aimed at improving human health.

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Fotini Christia

3 Questions: Artificial intelligence for health care equity
MIT News | March 24, 2021

IDSS Associate Director Fotini Christia in a discussion on how artificial intelligence and machine learning can support fairness, personalization, and inclusiveness in health care.

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Study reveals plunge in lithium-ion battery costs
MIT News | March 23, 2021

Analysis by IDSS core faculty Jessika Trancik and IDSS postdoc Micah Ziegler quantifies a dramatic price drop that parallels similar improvements in solar and wind energy, and shows further steep declines could be possible.

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Daron Acemoglu

Providing kind networks
MIT News | March 22, 2021

IDSS core faculty Daron Acemoglu has been honored as "Committed to Caring" for dedicated advocacy and for connecting students with wider intellectual communities.

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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.

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