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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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IDSS announces new minor in statistics and data science
April 1, 2016

Through six subjects, MIT’s new minor in statistics and data science will provide students with a working knowledge base in statistics, probability, and computation, and develop their ability to perform data analysis.

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IDSS and Booz Allen Hamilton collaborate to advance research and education in data science
March 31, 2016

(IDSS) announces Booz Allen Hamilton as a founding industry member—collaborating with IDSS in support of its mission to address complex challenges by advancing education and research at the intersection of statistics, data science, information and decision systems, and social science.

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IDSS presents April 8th workshop: “Data, Analytics, and Risk in Finance”
MIT IDSS | March 28, 2016

This workshop will focus on opportunities for big data and predictive analytics in finance and economics, including new approaches to modeling, measuring, and understanding risk.

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Startup bringing driverless taxi service to Singapore
MIT News | March 25, 2016

MIT spinout nuTonomy is developing a fleet of driverless taxis to serve as a more convenient form of public transit while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the densely populated city-state of Singapore. Emilio Frazzoli is co-founder and chief technology officer of nuTonomy.

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