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Guy Bresler Receives NSF CAREER Award
February 3, 2020

IDSS and LIDS faculty member Guy Bresler has received an NSF CAREER Award for his research on “Reducibility among high-dimensional statistics problems: information preserving mappings, algorithms, and complexity.”

A metal head made of motor parts symbolizes artificial intelligence at the 2019 Essen Motor Show.MARTIN MEISSNER/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ethics, efficiency, and artificial intelligence
Boston Globe | February 3, 2020

Researchers including IDSS affiliate and Media Lab professor Iyad Rahwan explore the advantages and ethics of bots that pose as humans.

Anoushka Bose is moving purposefully toward a public-service career in nuclear policy and diplomacy.

MIT’s 2019 Presidential Fellow: Anoushka Bose
MIT News Office | January 24, 2020

Each year, the Technology and Policy Program nominates one MIT undergrad to be a presidential fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. This year’s nominee is Anoushka Bose, a double major in political science and physics focusing on nuclear policy and security.

Xiaoyuan “Charlene” Ren

On the ground in China to provide clean water
MIT Tech Review | January 24, 2020

TPP alum Charlene Ren wrote the business proposal for MyH2O during her first semester at MIT. Now the NGO works to connect rural Chinese villages with clean drinking water.

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Cutting mercury emissions in China
MIT Global Change | January 17, 2020

New research from TPP alum Kathleen Mulvaney and TPP director Noelle Selin shows how climate and air pollution policies can work together to maximize the reduction of mercury emissions.


Caroline Uhler Granted Tenure
LIDS Communications Office | January 17, 2020

IDSS and LIDS faculty member Caroline Uhler has been granted tenure by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

“In courses like Nuclear Technology and Society, which covered the benefits and risks of nuclear energy, I saw that some people believed the solution for climate change was definitely nuclear, while others said it was wind or solar,” says doctoral student Nestor Sepulveda. “I began wondering how to determine the value of different technologies.” Photo: Gretchen Ertl

Zeroing in on decarbonization
MIT News Office | January 15, 2020

TPP alum Nestor Sepulveda uses 'a unique computational framework blending optimization and data science, operations research, and policy methodologies' to describe potential pathways to combat climate change.


Sending clearer signals
MIT News Office | January 13, 2020

IDSS & LIDS professor Yury Polyanskiy is working to keep data flowing as the “internet of things” becomes a reality.


MITEI’s 2019 Annual Research Conference highlights “energy at scale” and engagement as levers of decarbonization
MIT Energy Initiative News | January 8, 2020

IDSS professor Jessika Trancik joined faculty, students, and research staff from IDSS, MIT, and beyond to discuss the urgency of the climate crisis, collaborating on decarbonization, and the role of policy in combatting global temperature rise.


Cybersecurity Experts Are Leaving the Federal Government. That’s a Problem.
New York Times | January 7, 2020

The departures leave critical infrastructure, elections, data, and networks vulnerable, argues TPP alum and Tufts professor Josephine Wolff.


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