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MIT Sloan conference to focus on big data
MIT Sloan | May 2, 2016

IDSS faculty Andrew Lo and Sandy Pentland and IDSS executive director Elizabeth Bruce will speak at “Big Data: Shaping the Future of Latin America” in Bogotá, Colombia on May 26.

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The political hurdles facing a carbon tax—and how to overcome them
Vox | May 2, 2016

Coverage of working paper by Jesse Jenkins (TPP alum and Engineering Systems PhD candidate) and Valerie Karplus (TPP and Engineering Systems alum).

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New study by Andrew Lo on a trading strategy based on views posted on Twitter
BloombergTechnology | April 26, 2016

A new working paper overseen by Andrew Lo indicates a trading strategy based on views posted on Twitter prior to Federal Reserve policy meetings regularly turned a profit.

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New technologies challenge old assumptions about the electric grid
MIT Energy Initiative / WNPR | April 26, 2016

MIT Technology & Policy Program alum and Engineering Systems PhD student Jesse Jenkins talks to WNPR about the new MITEI Utility of the Future study.

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Victor Chernozhukov among six MIT faculty members elected to the AAAS
MIT News | April 21, 2016

Victor Chernozhukov, professor of economics and core faculty member of IDSS, is among six MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Self-driving cars, meet rubber duckies
MIT CSAIL / MIT News | April 20, 2016

A spring class taught by Andrea Censi and Liam Paull aims to create a fleet of 50 duckie-adorned, self-driving taxis that can navigate the roads of a model city with just a single on-board camera and no pre-programmed maps.

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Cambridge-based startup to soon test its driverless car tech
The Boston Globe | April 12, 2016

Startup nuTonomy (led by Emilio Frazzoli) seeks to develop autonomous cars.

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How network effects hurt economies
MIT News | April 6, 2016

Daron Acemoglu and colleagues have found cases where industry-specific problems lead to six-fold declines in production across the U.S. economy as a whole.

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IDSS and Thomson Reuters collaborate to advance innovation in data science, finance, and risk analytics
April 5, 2016

IDSS announces a new collaboration with Thomson Reuters. As a founding industry member of IDSS and a founding sponsor of IDSS’s finance initiative, Thomson Reuters will work with IDSS to advance innovation and research in applications of big data in the finance sector, including understanding, measuring, and mitigating financial risk.

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John Tsitsiklis Receives 2016 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award
April 5, 2016

John N. Tsitsiklis, Clarence J. Lebel Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is the recipient of the 2016 ACM SIGMETRICS Achievement Award, in recognition of his fundamental contributions to decentralized control and consensus, approximate dynamic programming, and statistical learning.

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