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How many votes will be counted after election night?
MIT News | October 15, 2020

A study co-authored by IDSS affiliate Charles Stewart measures the “blue shift” from absentee and provisional ballots, underscoring uncertainties of the 2020 vote.

Fotini Christia

Fotini Christia named director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center
MIT News | October 14, 2020

A political science & IDSS professor, Christia will spearhead SSRC, an interdisciplinary center that studies high-impact, complex societal challenges.

Sade Nabahe

The future of the energy workforce
October 14, 2020

TPP student Sade Nabahe is applying insights from her internship as an energy workforce policy fellow in the U.S. Senate to developing region-specific decarbonization plans with labor stakeholders.

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The price of privacy in ride-sharing app performance
MIT News | October 14, 2020

Researchers including IDSS affiliate Jinhua Zhao examine the effects of protecting user data privacy on the efficiency and service quality of ride-sharing applications.

Noelle Selin

Biogen sponsors TPP’s Research to Policy Engagement Initiative
October 7, 2020

The biotech company joins TPP and IDSS as a new partner, and will support a Biogen Fellow to inform climate policy that improves public health outcomes.

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Why getting ahead of Covid-19 requires modeling more than a health crisis
MIT News | October 6, 2020

IDSS professor Olivier de Weck calls for a holistic approach to forecasting Covid's impact on public health and the economy by modeling the pandemic as a complex system.

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Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT) joins IDSS Alliance
October 1, 2020

CIMIT and IDSS are building on Isolat research to develop a tool that helps organizations make decisions about Covid testing through the NIH-backed RADx program.

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Partnering to advance data science education
September 28, 2020

In close collaboration with Peruvian social impact platform Aporta, IDSS has developed a virtual tool to help assess learners’ readiness for rigorous online courses in data science.

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Why social media has changed the world — and how to fix it
MIT News | September 24, 2020

IDSS affiliate Sinan Aral’s new book “The Hype Machine” explores the perils and promise of social media in a time of discord.

Regina Barzilay

Regina Barzilay wins $1M AI award
MIT News | September 24, 2020

Barzilay, an instructor for the IDSS MicroMasters machine learning course, is the inaugural winner of the Squirrel AI Award for her work using ML models to develop antibiotics and detect breast cancer at early stages.


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