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A Kenyan woman makes a mobile payment in a market

Tracking how mobile banking and texting are impacting lives in Africa
Sloan News | October 19, 2018

MIT Sloan applied economics professor and IDSS affiliate Tavneet Suri researches the link between mobile banking apps and poverty levels in Kenya.

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Building 10 and Killian Court on MIT campus

New College of Computing reshapes MIT
MIT News Office | October 15, 2018

IDSS is expected to join the new college, part of a $1 billion commitment to address the global opportunities and challenges presented by the prevalence of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Suvrit Sra

Suvrit Sra awarded NSF TRIPODS + X grant
October 11, 2018

Sra's cross-disciplinary research explores how machine learning can improve medical imaging.

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Philippe Rigollet

Philippe Rigollet awarded NSF BIGDATA grant
October 10, 2018

Research uses the theory of optimal transport to address data that are whole geometric objects rather than a collection of individual points, with applications in medical imaging, LiDAR for self-driving cars, and more.

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Amy Umaretiya was one of four of graduate students from the research team who participated in the events in Washington.

Student insight on the “Future of Nuclear Energy” study
MIT News Office | October 5, 2018

Amy Umaretiya, a master’s student in the Technology and Policy Program, joined other student researchers in Washington to lend their voices and ideas for exploring nuclear energy’s potential to address climate change.

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MIT researchers have devised a way to help robots navigate environments more like humans do.

Model helps robots navigate more like humans do
MIT News Office | October 4, 2018

In simulations, robots move through new environments by exploring, observing, and drawing from learned experiences. Researchers with CSAIL and the MIT Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines used an underlying motion planner that was developed at LIDS by Sertac Karaman and Emilio Frazzoli.

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To date, 19 pathway institutions in 11 countries offer 58 different pathways to a master’s degree. Image courtesy of Lu Zhang

MITx MicroMasters adds new pathways to access to master’s degrees
MIT News Office | October 2, 2018

Learners from around the globe now have enhanced access to “blended” master’s programs at MIT and elsewhere.

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Crowd in front of HUBweek entrance with tents and lights

MIT and HUBweek showcase ideas and innovators making the future
MIT News Office | October 2, 2018

IDSS will help kick off HUBweek with a student-run Policy Hackathon, bringing together students, data scientists, policy and urban planning researchers, and other domain specialists to tackle local, complex challenges.

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Aviv Regev

The cartographer of cells
MIT Tech Review | October 1, 2018

Statistics and Data Science Center affiliate Aviv Regev helped pioneer single-cell genomics. Now she’s co-chairing a massive effort to map the trillions of cells in the human body.

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David Simchi-Levi

Advancing global retail operations through analytics and machine learning
MIT News Office | September 27, 2018

David Simchi-Levi discusses insights from recent research in collaboration with some of the world's largest retailers.

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