Emery Brown

Emery Brown wins Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
MIT News | October 27, 2020

The award cites Brown's major contributions to statistical analysis of brain activity and advancing the neuroscience of anesthesia.

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Adam Berinsky

How to assess election polls
MIT News | October 26, 2020

MIT political scientist and IDSS affiliate Adam Berinsky explains the responsibilities leaders have for shaping and sharing factual, truthful information in the nation's political discourse.

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Eaman Jahani

Inequality across networks
October 23, 2020

Eaman Jahani examines how resources are distributed across networks as a Social & Engineering Systems PhD student.

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Fotini Christia

3 questions with Fotini Christia, the new Chair of the Social & Engineering Systems PhD program
October 23, 2020

Christia, a professor of political science and IDSS, says SES research focused on “data for the people” is cross-disciplinary research at its best.

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Manon Revel

Understanding how people make sense of information in the information age
LIDS | October 22, 2020

As a student in LIDS and SES, Manon Revel has been investigating how advertising in online publications affects trust in journalism

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Votes in enveloppes

What are the odds your vote will not count?
MIT News | October 19, 2020

IDSS affiliate Charles Stewart's study quantifies how many mail-in ballots became “lost votes” in the 2016 U.S. federal election.

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LIDS Synthetic Data Vault

The real promise of synthetic data
MIT News | October 16, 2020

LIDS member Kalyan Veeramachaneni and his collaborators released the Synthetic Data Vault, a set of open-source tools meant to expand data access without compromising privacy.

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Electrodes attached to fingers

Statistical model improves analysis of skin conductance
MIT News | October 16, 2020

A statistical model co-created by IDSS professor Emery Brown offers insight into how changes in physical or emotional states can alter the electrical conductance of skin through sweat.

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Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu on the US tax system and automation
MIT News | October 15, 2020

IDSS professor Daron Acemoglu explains how the tax system evolved to favor capital relative to labor, and what U.S. policymakers could do to level the playing field between the two.

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Adam Berinsky

How to assess election polls
MIT SHASS | October 15, 2020

Political science professor and IDSS affiliate Adam Berinsky discusses countermeasures to election disinformation — including how to how to find and interpret trustworthy polling data.

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