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Statistics and Data Science Center holds inaugural conference
MIT IDSS / MIT News | May 5, 2017

SDSCon 2017 gathers community and showcases research projects that apply data science to major systems and issues.

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Esther Duflo among six MIT professors elected to National Academy of Sciences for 2017
MIT News Office | May 4, 2017

Duflo's research seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim of helping design and evaluate social policies.

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MIT Energy Initiative awards 10 seed fund grants for early-stage energy research
MIT Energy Initiative / MIT News | May 2, 2017

Grant recipients include Audun Botterud, Noelle Selin, and Valerie Karplus (TPP and Engineering Systems PhD alum).

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Combining the brain and computers
WBUR - Radio Boston | May 2, 2017

Emery Brown discusses the feasibility of merging computers with the human brain in an attempt to keep up with artificial intelligence.

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Genuine enthusiasm for AI
MIT News | April 28, 2017

Machine learning is one of the hottest subjects on campus.

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Tommi Jaakkola appointed Thomas Siebel Professor in EECS and IDSS
EECS / MIT News | April 27, 2017

Leader in machine learning and natural language processing takes on professorship established by veteran software entrepreneur Thomas Siebel.

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Andrew Lo on an incomplete hypothesis
Bloomberg - Masters in Business podcast | April 26, 2017

Lo talks about his new book, ""Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought."

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Three MIT scholars awarded prestigious Carnegie fellowships
MIT News Office | April 26, 2017

Daron Acemoglu, Richard Nielsen, and Charles Stewart III (all from IDSS) receive high-profile grants for research.

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Clean power planning
MIT News | April 21, 2017

Study led by Jennifer Morris (TPP & Engineering Systems PhD alum) details why it’s prudent to invest in carbon-free electricity now.

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Running may be socially contagious
The New York Times | April 19, 2017

New paper co-authored by Sinan Aral shows how exercise is "contagious" in a social network.

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