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IDSS faculty awarded IEEE Control Systems Society’s 2015 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award
December 22, 2015

Daron Acemoglu, Munzer Dahleh, and Emilio Frazzoli (together with collaborators Giacomo Como from Lund University and Ketan Savla from USC) have been awarded the IEEE Control Systems Society's 2015 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for their paper, “Robust Distributed Routing in Dynamical Networks–Part II: Strong Resilience, Equilibrium Selection and Cascaded Failures." The award recognizes the best paper published in the past two years in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. It was presented at the CSS Awards Ceremony at the 2015 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) in Japan.

Caroline Uhler awarded the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization
MIT EECS website | December 21, 2015

The 2015 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization was presented to Professor Caroline Uhler in support of her research proposal entitled, "Bayesian Gaussian Graphical Model Selection and Ocean Energy Utilization."

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Noelle Selin named among the first Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows at AAAS
AAAS website | December 21, 2015

Prof. Noelle Selin has been named among the first cohort of 15 fellows. All are climate scientists with an interest in promoting dialogue between science and society.

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History in the making: The outcome of the Paris climate change negotiations
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT News | December 21, 2015

Noelle Selin and Jessika Trancik participated in recent panel of MIT experts discussing outcomes of the Paris climate negotiations.

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Emery Brown among MIT faculty named 2015 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
MIT School of Engineering, MIT School of Science, MIT News | December 21, 2015

Four MIT faculty members have been named 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Prof. Emery Brown is the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Neuroscience in the MIT School of Science and School of Engineering and the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; associate director of the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science; and professor of health sciences and technology at MIT. His lab investigates neural signal processing algorithms and seeks to understand general anesthesia.

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Sharing climate research and strategies in Paris
MIT Energy Initiative / MIT News | December 14, 2015

MIT events throughout recent climate talks underscore Institute’s global perspectives and partnerships.

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The hidden virtuous cycle of Paris climate pledges
Christian Science Monitor | December 10, 2015

As Paris climate talks enter their final stage, Jessika Trancik explains how pledges to cut emissions beget even deeper emissions cuts.

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David Forney awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor
December 9, 2015

G. David Forney, Jr., adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), will receive the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) Medal of Honor, the highest award bestowed by the IEEE.

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Graduates win Council of University Transportation Centers awards
December 3, 2015

Alexandre Jacquillat (supervised by Prof. Amedeo Odoni) won the Milton Picarsky Memorial Award for the best dissertation in the field of science and technology in transportation studies. Maite Pena-Alcaraz (co-supervised by Prof. Joseph Sussman) won the Charley V. Wootan Memorial Award for the best dissertation in the field of policy and planning in transportation studies.

A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris
The New York Times | December 3, 2015

Engineering Systems PhD student Jesse Jenkins quoted in this article on what's next for climate change policy.

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