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IDSS Announces New Postdocs for Academic Year
August 19, 2015

IDSS postdoctral fellowships are highly competitive, interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions designed to foster cross-disciplinary research at the interface of social sciences, information and decision systems, and statistics.

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2015 Global Risk Maturity Survey launched
MIT News Office | August 18, 2015

The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation announced recently the formation with Infosys of the Global Risk Advisory Group to help industry identify, quantify, and mitigate operational, financial, supply chain, and cyber risks using analytics and data science. The group...

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Buzzkill Profs: Hedge Funds Do Half as Well as You Think
Bloomberg Business | August 17, 2015

It’s the dog days of summer, when college professors are supposed to be doing nothing but mimeographing their syllabus and mending the elbow patches on their blazers (or whatever it is that they do in the summer. But that’s not stopping some academics...

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Better estimates of worldwide mercury pollution
MIT News Office | August 12, 2015

Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated trajectory; even after it settles onto land and sinks into oceans, mercury can be re-emitted back into the atmosphere repeatedly. This so-called...

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MIT researchers awarded grants from new Siebel Energy Institute
MIT News Office | August 7, 2015

The Siebel Energy Institute marked its official launch this week with the announcement of 24 research grants nearing $1 million.

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MIT awarded Department of Energy grant to create & deploy energy-saving travel info & incentives system
MIT News Office | August 6, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced that MIT researchers, along with colleagues from the University of Massachusetts (UMass), received a $3,990,128 grant to design, build, and trial a new system to incentivize people to...

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Graduating from destitution
The Economist | August 1, 2015

The poor do not just lack money. They are also often short of basic know-how, the support of functioning institutions and faith in their own abilities. As a result, note Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of...

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Meet the badass woman who will put humans on Mars
Boston.com | July 27, 2015

MIT’s Dava Newman was sworn in as deputy administrator of NASA, the agency’s second-in-command, on May 15, 2015. Prof. Newman has accomplished a lot in her career, but she’s looking forward. Her sight is set on Mars.

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10 top women in economics
World Economic Forum | July 23, 2015

Esther Duflo named one of the top ten female economists by the World Economic Forum.

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How do you hack health care?
MIT News Office | July 21, 2015

MIT doesn’t have a medical school, so it might seem unusual that so many students, researchers, and alumni are making a real-world impact in health care and medicine. But those two fields are rapidly evolving, and the need for MIT’s...

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