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IDSS Conversations: Caroline Uhler
MIT News | March 25, 2016

Electrical engineering and computer science assistant professor is working at the intersection of genomics and computational biology.

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Paper by Paul Grogan and Olivier de Weck selected for award at SCS Annual Simulation Symposium
March 18, 2016

"Collaborative Design in the Sustainable Infrastructure Planning Game," by Paul Grogan and Olivier de Weck, has been selected for the best paper award at the upcoming SCS (Spring Simulation Multi-Conference) Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS), April 3-6 in Pasadena, CA.

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Communicating vehicles could ease through intersections more efficiently
MIT News | March 17, 2016

New paper co-authored by Emilio Frazzoli suggests that sensor-laden vehicles that communicate with each other could allow twice as much traffic to use the roads.

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Study shows how more R&D funding can accelerate the world energy revolution
MIT News | March 15, 2016

Daron Acemoglu and colleagues present a uniquely detailed model of the dynamics of innovation in the energy industry.

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What We Can Learn About Drone Strikes From 10 Million Yemeni Cell Phones
FiveThirtyEight | March 14, 2016

Fotini Christia discusses how she and her colleagues used cell phone metadata to gather information about the rhythm of daily Yemeni life and the effect of drone strikes, protests, and more.

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IDSS Conversations: Guy Bresler
MIT News | March 14, 2016

Assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science discusses his work focusing on learning graphical models from data.

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New book co-authored by Robert Berwick explores how people acquired unique language skills
MIT News Office | March 1, 2016

"Why Only Us: Language and Evolution" (MIT Press), by Noam Chomsky and Robert Berwick, explores the development of human language.

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New York Times blog post features development work of Esther Duflo
The New York Times - Opinionator blog | February 29, 2016

Blog post, "Ideas Help No One on a Shelf. Take Them to the World," looks at research with real impacts in developing countries.

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Nancy Leveson receives space safety award
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics / MIT News | February 23, 2016

The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) has selected MIT professor Nancy Leveson as the recipient of its 2016 Vladimir Syromyatnikov – Safety-by-Design Award. The award honors “distinguished individuals who have made major technical contributions toward the safety of space systems.”

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New online architecture and systems engineering program
MIT News / MIT Office of Digital Learning | February 17, 2016

MIT is collaborating with Boeing and NASA to develop a four-part online, certificate-based program: “Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems.” Program director is IDSS lecturer Bruce Cameron.

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