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Abbas El Gamal

LIDS Welcomes Visiting Scholar Abbas El Gamal Fall 2018
LIDS News | September 7, 2018

Professor El Gamal visits from Stanford's Department of Electrical Engineering. While at LIDS for the semester, he has co-organized the Topics in Information and Inference seminar with Professor Devavrat Shah.

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New MIT research shows that, unless steady, continuous carbon-free sources of electricity are included in the mix, costs of decarbonizing the electrical system could be prohibitive and end up derailing attempts to mitigate the most severe effects of global climate change.

Study: Adding power choices reduces cost and risk of carbon-free electricity
MIT News Office | September 6, 2018

Research from Nestor Sepulveda (TPP '16, now a doctoral student in Nuclear Engineering), Jesse Jenkins (TPP '14, ESD '18), and Fernando de Sisternes (TPP '10, ESD '14) provides guidelines for curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ankur Moitra wins 2018 MIT School of Science Teaching Prize
August 23, 2018

Moitra, an MIT Math professor and core faculty member with the Statistics and Data Science Center, won the award for his course 'Algorithmic Aspects of Machine Learning.'

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Noelle Selin

Noelle Selin named Director of Technology and Policy Program
August 22, 2018

Noelle has substantially contributed to the curriculum in IDSS and TPP, and is internationally recognized for her interdisciplinary research linking science and policy on the topics of air pollution, climate change, and hazardous substances like mercury.

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Thomas Magnanti

Thomas Magnanti receives Singapore’s Gold Public Administration Medal
MIT News Office | August 21, 2018

Magnanti, an IDSS affiliate, received the award for his leadership at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, where he was the founding president, now emeritus.

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Tetsuya Kaji

Three questions with Tetsuya Kaji, one of the first alumni of the new Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Statistics
August 21, 2018

Kaji works at the intersections of economics, statistics, and machine learning -- and was a member of the MIT Figure Skating Club for the last 5 years.

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This MEDSL map shows where each state’s overall score on the Elections Performance Index falls for the 2016 election.

Elections management in the U.S. is improving
MIT News Office | August 16, 2018

An updated Elections Performance Index from the MIT Election Data and Science Lab (MEDSL) evaluates the 2016 election. “The index is an important foundation for the ongoing discussions on election management,” says Charles Stewart III, an MIT professor of Political Science, IDSS affiliate, and MEDSL’s founding director.

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Jessika Trancik

Shaping technology’s future
MIT News Office | August 15, 2018

With data-informed models, Jessika Trancik seeks ways to coax progress toward efficient, sustainable systems.

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Michael Hammer

Hammer family gift to support doctoral fellowships in IDSS
MIT News Office | August 3, 2018

Gift honors Michael Hammer, influential business leader, engineer, educator, MIT faculty member, and MIT alumnus.

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Costis Daskalakis

Statistics and Data Science Center affiliate Constantinos Daskalakis wins prestigious Nevanlinna Prize
MIT News Office | August 3, 2018

Professor of electrical engineering and computer science is honored for his contributions to theoretical computer science.

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