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Pablo Parrilo

Pablo Parrilo named SIAM Fellow
April 10, 2018

EECS Professor Pablo Parrilo has been named to the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellows Class of 2018.

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Joseph Sussman

Professor Joseph Sussman, expert in complex engineering systems and revered mentor, dies at 79
MIT News Office | April 4, 2018

Leader in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Institute for Data, Systems, and Society was the inaugural JR East Professor.

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Measuring the economy with location data
MIT News Office | March 29, 2018

Startup’s platform crunches anonymized smartphone GPS data to understand how people shop, work, and live.

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Sasha Rakhlin

Models of learning from data: a Q&A with IDSS Associate Professor Alexander “Sasha” Rakhlin
March 26, 2018

Alexander "Sasha" Rakhlin is an Associate Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and IDSS. His research is in machine learning, with an emphasis on statistics and computation.

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Noelle Selin

Noelle Selin awarded Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship
March 23, 2018

Noelle Selin, Associate Professor, IDSS and EAPS; and Associate Director, Technology and Policy Program, has been awarded a Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship at the Technical University of Munich Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IACS).

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Second annual Women in Data Science conference showcases research, explores challenges
MIT News Office | March 20, 2018

Co-hosted by MIT's Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, WiDS Cambridge brings together students, academic leaders, and industry partners.

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Tamara Broderick

Tamara Broderick receives 2018 NSF CAREER Award
March 20, 2018

Tamara Broderick, ITT Career Development Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and IDSS Affiliate Faculty, has received an NSF CAREER Award for her research "Robust, scalable, reliable machine learning."

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A machine-learning approach to inventory-constrained dynamic pricing
MIT News Office | March 15, 2018

New study shows that Thompson sampling can be naturally combined with a classical linear program formulation to include inventory constraints.

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Study: On Twitter, false news travels faster than true stories
MIT News Office | March 14, 2018

Research project finds humans, not bots, are primarily responsible for spread of misleading information.

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IDSS Faculty Member Caroline Uhler Promoted to Associate Professor
March 9, 2018

IDSS faculty member Caroline Uhler has been promoted to Associate Professor without Tenure, effective July 1, 2018.

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