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Caroline Uhler receives NSF CAREER award
National Science Foundation | April 18, 2017

Caroline Uhler awarded this National Science Foundation grant to continue her work in graphical models.

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Artificial data reduces privacy concerns and helps with big data analysis
TechRepublic | April 12, 2017

Kalyan Veeramachaneni and team create synthetic data sets from real ones—allowing data analysis without concern for sensitive personal information becoming public.

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Audun Botterud lead researcher on project awarded grant by Siebel Energy Institute
Siebel Energy Institute | April 11, 2017

Audun Botterud and Asu Ozdaglar are working on this project, titled: "Improved Analytics for Urban Energy Distribution Grids with Smart Buildings."

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Senior Elizabeth Rider uses atmospheric chemistry research to create international connections
MIT News Office | April 11, 2017

Rider has conducted her thesis research in the lab of Noelle Selin.

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CSAIL launches artificial intelligence initiative with industry
CSAIL / MIT News | April 10, 2017

SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL (STL) aims to develop new “human-like systems” for data science and other fields. (Tommi Jaakola is a faculty lead of STL.)

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Leshner Leadership Fellow Noelle Selin catalyzes dialogue with public, policymakers
AAAS | April 6, 2017

Profile on Noelle Selin, describing her work as an AAAS Leshner Leadership Fellow.

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Fighting online extremists with machine learning
MIT Sloan Newsroom | April 6, 2017

LIDS alum Tauhid Zaman and his student Christopher Marks have built a model to predict which Twitter users likely belonged to ISIS, allowing those accounts to be pre-emptively identified and shut down.

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What makes this the hottest class at MIT?
The Boston Globe | April 6, 2017

Tommi Jaakkola and Regina Barzilay talk about their popular Introduction to Machine Learning class.

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Multi-university effort will advance materials, define the future of mobility
School of Engineering / MIT News | April 3, 2017

With support from the Toyota Research Institute, MIT faculty will focus on next-generation energy storage. (Suvrit Sra working on a project as part of this initiative.)

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Paper co-authored by Daron Acemoglu examines impact of automation on U.S. job market
The Economist | April 1, 2017

Researchers found that “between 1990 and 2007, each industrial robot added per thousand workers reduced employment in America by nearly six workers.”

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