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A new algorithm developed by MIT researchers helps keep data fresh within a simple communication system, such as multiple drones reporting to a single control tower.

Keeping data fresh for wireless networks
MIT News Office | June 5, 2018

Algorithm provides networks with the most current information available while avoiding data congestion.

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Luca Carlone

LIDS Prof. Luca Carlone and colleagues win IEEE ‘Transactions on Robotics’ Best Paper Award
LIDS News | June 5, 2018

The award recognizes “On-Manifold Preintegration for Real-Time Visual-Inertial Odometry” as the best paper published in 2017 in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics journal.

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Devavrat Shah holding an award with EECS faculty

IDSS faculty recognized at “EECS Celebrates” event
June 1, 2018

Three IDSS faculty members — Professors Robert Berwick, Devavrat Shah, and John Tsitsiklis — were recognized recently at EECS Celebrates, the annual awards event recognizing outstanding accomplishments of faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

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Caroline Uhler awarded J-WAFS seed grant for research on climate impacts on agriculture
MIT News Office | May 25, 2018

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) awards seed grants to catalyze solutions-oriented research in water and food systems.

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Igor Kadota and his advisor, LIDS Associate Director Eytan Modiano, at the AeroAstro award ceremony

LIDS student receives graduate teaching award
LIDS News | May 24, 2018

LIDS student Igor Kadota received the Aeronautics and Astronautics Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award, given annually to a graduate student "for conspicuous dedication and skill in helping fulfill a subject's educational objectives."

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MIT engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to “see” a rich, virtual environment while flying in an empty physical space.

Researchers develop virtual-reality testing ground for drones
MIT News Office | May 18, 2018

With new system, drones navigate through an empty room, avoiding crashes while “seeing” a virtual world.

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Amounts of methylmercury in some Great Lakes fish are influenced by the long-range atmospheric transport of mercury from far-away sources.

A proposed global metric to aid mercury pollution policy
Science | May 16, 2018

A global-scale metric to assess the impact of mercury emissions policies would help parties assess progress toward their goals to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury.

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Yury Polyanskiy and David Sontag

Yury Polyanskiy and David Sontag granted tenure
School of Engineering | May 10, 2018

LIDS and SDSC affiliate faculty member Yury Polyanskiy and SDSC affiliate member David Sontag were two of seven School of Engineering professors whose tenure was announced this week.

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MIT alum Carlos Gomez Uribe, an internet tech product and algorithms leader at Facebook, presents during the industry session at the 2018 MIT Statistics and Data Science Conference.

Celebrating 21st century statistics
MIT News Office | May 8, 2018

MIT Statistics and Data Science Conference (SDSCon) highlights new approaches and varied applications.

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Keeping the balance: How flexible nuclear operation can help add more wind and solar to the grid
MIT News Office | April 27, 2018

Model finds operating nuclear plants flexibly can reduce electricity costs, increase revenue for nuclear plants, and cut carbon emissions in electric power systems.

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