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The virus and the vote
Healthy Elections Project | July 1, 2021

Read the final report of The Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project, led on the MIT side by IDSS affiliate Charles Stewart, detailing their research of US election administration during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Why cheaper solar photovoltaics are key to addressing climate change
MIT Tech Review | July 1, 2021

IDSS professor and energy systems scientist Jessika Trancik and her group study the factors that have driven down the cost of solar power — and provide insights into making it even cheaper.

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Social media is broken. A new report offers 25 ways to fix it
MIT Sloan | June 30, 2021

The Social Media Summit @ MIT, led by IDSS and Sloan faculty member Sinan Aral, brought together experts to discuss these issues and focus on solutions, which range from new oversight panels to breaking up big companies.

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Dimitri Bertsekas

Dimitri Bertsekas named winner of 2022 IEEE Control Systems Award
LIDS News | June 30, 2021

The LIDS and IDSS faculty member received the award for his fundamental contributions to the methodology of optimization and control of uncertain and large-scale dynamical systems.

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A unique collaboration with US Special Operations Command
LIDS News | June 22, 2021

IDSS and LIDS faculty members Sertac Karaman and Asu Ozdaglar were part of a new kind of AI and machine learning crash course, designed for U.S. special operations personnel.

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Ankur Moitra named next director of the Statistics and Data Science Center
SDSC | June 15, 2021

Moitra is a math professor who works at the interface between theoretical computer science and machine learning.

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Trying to put the brakes on car ownership
MIT News | June 11, 2021

Study of Beijing’s car-restriction policy, co-authored by IDSS affiliate Jinhua Zhao, underscores value of regional coordination to meet transportation and emissions goals.

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Jinglong Zhao

From algorithm development to experimental design
June 10, 2021

Graduating SES student Jinglong Zhao designs experiments to measure the efficacy of the algorithms driving online marketplaces.

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Alireza Fallah

Optimization and adaptation in machine learning and life
LIDS | June 10, 2021

LIDS student Alireza Fallah’s research characterizes the theory of optimization algorithms used in various machine learning problems.

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A woman is among the first in Niger to receive a Covid-19 vaccine

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis
The Guardian | June 9, 2021

Rich countries can’t expect to be trusted on their climate promises if they fail the poorest on vaccines, say 2019 Nobel prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

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