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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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MIT undergrad attends Paris climate talks
MIT News Office / MIT Energy Initiative | December 2, 2015

Joseff Kolman, who has taken Noelle Selin’s class (in which students review different negotiations that are expected to achieve certain goals) is attending the Paris climate conference.

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MIT students share perspectives on Paris climate talks
December 2, 2015

The students in Professor Noelle Selin’s ESD.S30 class are following the COP-21 proceedings via webcast, and are blogging and tweeting (#MITCOP21) about them.

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What really drives you crazy about waiting in line (it actually isn’t the wait at all)
The Washington Post | December 1, 2015

Richard Larson (a.k.a. "Dr. Queue") comments on the psychology of waiting in line. (Includes video animation.)

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Nations and billionaires pledge money for clean energy
Marketplace | November 30, 2015

Jessika Trancik quoted in segment on Paris climate summit.

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New climate negotiations could increase use of low-carbon energy technologies
MIT News Office / MIT Energy Initiative | November 16, 2015

New report by Jessika Trancik and co-authors explores potential impact of anticipated voluntary commitments to greenhouse gas reductions during the 2015 Paris climate negotiations.

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New algorithm accelerates complex modeling
MIT News Office | November 16, 2015

Youssef Marzouk and co-authors develop new algorithm that speeds up complex modeling from days to hours.

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Alexandre Jacquillat receives two awards at INFORMS
November 7, 2015

Recent Engineering Systems PhD graduate Alexandre Jacquillat was awarded the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award and the Transportation Science and Logistics section dissertation prize at INFORMS. His dissertation was entitled, “Integrated Allocation and Utilization of Airport Capacity to Mitigate Air Traffic Congestion,” and was supervised by Prof. Amedeo Odoni.

Devavrat Shah and co-authors receive INFORMS award
November 7, 2015

Devavrat Shah, along with co-authors Vivek Farias of MIT Sloan and Srikanth Jagabathula of NYU Stern, received the Revenue Management and Pricing section prize at INFORMS, for their paper, “A Nonparametric Approach to Modeling Choice with Limited Data.”

Ozdaglar appointed to Keithley Professorship
MIT EECS website | November 6, 2015

Asuman Ozdaglar, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been appointed to the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professorship in Electrical Engineering.

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