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Alumni profile: Ivan Rudnick, TPP’s 2020 Best Thesis winner
TPP | July 28, 2020

Rudnick’s research, which earned him TPP’s Best Thesis Award for 2020, offers insights into designing energy policies that could help India achieve its decarbonization goals.

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Does ride-sharing substitute for or complement public transit?
MIT News Office | July 27, 2020

Researchers from MIT SMART's Future Urban Mobility interdisciplinary research group, including IDSS affiliate Jinhua Zhao, investigate the relationship between ride-sharing and public transit using ride-sourcing data.

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Jamie Kelly

Jamie Kelly wins Superfund Externship Award
July 24, 2020

IDSS postdoc Jamie Kelly won a 2020 K.C. Donnelly Externship Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program, a part of NIH.

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A fast track for machine learning
Spectrum | July 24, 2020

IDSS affiliate and EECS professor Tamara Broderick studies how machine-learning systems can be made to quantify the “known unknowns” in their predictions using Bayesian inference.

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Reshoring, restructuring, and the future of supply chains
MIT Sloan | July 22, 2020

IDSS professor David Simchi-Levi and IDSS affiliate Yossi Sheffi offer their thoughts about reliance on China, the possibility of reshoring, and how supply chains will — and won’t — change in the era of COVID-19.

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Igor Kadota wins MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award
LIDS News | July 21, 2020

Kadota is a LIDS PhD candidate who researches communications networks, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, and smart factories.

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IDSS and LIDS faculty receive funding to develop artificial intelligence techniques to combat Covid-19
MIT News Office | July 20, 2020

Projects to steer how society responds to the pandemic led by Munther Dahleh, Saurabh Amin, and Asu Ozdaglar were all awarded funding by C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute.

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The value of batteries as power grids integrate more renewable energy
MIT Energy Initiative | July 16, 2020

A new study from TPP/IDSS alumni Nestor Sepulveda and Jesse Jenkins finds that the economic value of battery storage increases as variable renewable sources supply more electricity.

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Giving robots human-like perception of their physical environments
MIT News Office | July 15, 2020

3D Dynamic Scene Graphs, a new model co-developed by Luca Carlone of LIDS, enables a robot to generate a 3D map of its surroundings that includes objects and semantic labels.

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Our itch to share helps spread Covid-19 misinformation
MIT News Office | July 15, 2020

A study co-authored by David Rand, a Sloan and Brain and Cognitive Sciences professor who is also an IDSS affiliate, finds "a disconnect between accuracy judgments and sharing intentions."

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