Tamara Broderick

Tamara Broderick awarded ONR Early Career Grant
LIDS News | March 17, 2021

Tamara Broderick, an IDSS Affiliate Faculty and Core Faculty member of SDSC, has been awarded an Early Career Grant (ECG) by the Office of Naval Research.

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When to Test: Guidance for K-12 and Businesses
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | March 12, 2021

It can be an enormous challenge for schools and businesses to determine how to establish an effective COVID-19 testing program. An innovative online tool funded by NIBIB, with support from partners incluidng IDSS, helps organizations choose a COVID-19 testing strategy that will work best for their specific needs.

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Sinan Aral and Dean Eckles

3 Questions: Vaccines and the power of positive reinforcement
MIT News | March 10, 2021

Sinan Aral and Dean Eckles are two of the co-authors of a new MIT-based study showing that focusing on people reluctant to get vaccines can be counterproductive.

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Luca Carlone

Luca Carlone Receives NSF CAREER Award
LIDS News | March 9, 2021

LIDS faculty member and core IDSS faculty Luca Carlone (AeroAstro) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his research on “Certifiable Perception for Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems.”

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Algorithm helps artificial intelligence systems dodge “adversarial” inputs
MIT News | March 8, 2021

A method from a PhD student advised by IDSS core faculty Jonathan How builds on gaming techniques to help autonomous vehicles navigate in the real world, where signals may be imperfect.

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Sharing stories of resilience
MIT News | March 3, 2021

Flipping Failure is a collection of video stories told by MIT students, including those in IDSS, about overcoming academic setbacks and coping with the pandemic.

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Devavrat Shah

3 Questions: Devavrat Shah on curbing online misinformation
MIT News | February 26, 2021

IDSS core faculty member shares how social media algorithms could be tweaked to curb the spread of misinformation and promote a diversity of viewpoints.

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Kylie Ying and Jorge Castillo

Driving on the cutting edge of autonomous vehicle tech
MIT News | February 25, 2021

Leveraging research done on campus, student-run MIT Driverless partners with industry collaborators to develop and test autonomous technologies in real-world racing scenarios. Sertac Karaman, IDSS core faculty, serves as an advisor to the team.

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More ‘Side Door’ Hacks Are Coming. Here Is How Businesses Can Prepare
Wall Street Journal | February 23, 2021

The SolarWinds network-management attack wasn't the first so-called side-door hack and it likely won't be the last, says IDSS affiliate Stuart Madnick.

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Op-Ed: Why public health messaging should emphasize vaccine acceptance, not hesitancy
Los Angeles Times | February 23, 2021

Research from IDSS affiliates Sinan Aral and Dean Eckles highlights how overstating or overemphasizing hesitancy can, by itself, keep others from getting vaccinated.

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