News

Buzzkill Profs: Hedge Funds Do Half as Well as You Think
Bloomberg Business | August 17, 2015

It’s the dog days of summer, when college professors are supposed to be doing nothing but mimeographing their syllabus and mending the elbow patches on their blazers (or whatever it is that they do in the summer. But that’s not stopping some academics...

READ MORE

Better estimates of worldwide mercury pollution
MIT News Office | August 12, 2015

Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated trajectory; even after it settles onto land and sinks into oceans, mercury can be re-emitted back into the atmosphere repeatedly. This so-called...

READ MORE

MIT researchers awarded grants from new Siebel Energy Institute
MIT News Office | August 7, 2015

The Siebel Energy Institute marked its official launch this week with the announcement of 24 research grants nearing $1 million.

READ MORE

MIT awarded Department of Energy grant to create & deploy energy-saving travel info & incentives system
MIT News Office | August 6, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced that MIT researchers, along with colleagues from the University of Massachusetts (UMass), received a $3,990,128 grant to design, build, and trial a new system to incentivize people to...

READ MORE

Graduating from destitution
The Economist | August 1, 2015

The poor do not just lack money. They are also often short of basic know-how, the support of functioning institutions and faith in their own abilities. As a result, note Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of...

READ MORE

Meet the badass woman who will put humans on Mars
Boston.com | July 27, 2015

MIT’s Dava Newman was sworn in as deputy administrator of NASA, the agency’s second-in-command, on May 15, 2015. Prof. Newman has accomplished a lot in her career, but she’s looking forward. Her sight is set on Mars.

READ MORE

10 top women in economics
World Economic Forum | July 23, 2015

Esther Duflo named one of the top ten female economists by the World Economic Forum.

READ MORE

How do you hack health care?
MIT News Office | July 21, 2015

MIT doesn’t have a medical school, so it might seem unusual that so many students, researchers, and alumni are making a real-world impact in health care and medicine. But those two fields are rapidly evolving, and the need for MIT’s...

READ MORE

Designing for flexibility
MIT News Office | July 20, 2015

For nearly 50 years, Richard de Neufville has been working on ways to analyze, plan, and design complex engineering systems. A civil engineer by background, Professor de Neufville’s latest research focuses on a major paradigm shift in engineering in general.

READ MORE

This cleantech expert lays down the facts on solar and natural gas
Grist | July 10, 2015

A materials scientist and professor of engineering at MIT, Jessika Trancik would rather help humanity beat the clock by speeding up the development of clean energy technologies and sounding the alarm when a technology looks like it isn’t going to scale...

READ MORE

© MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | 77 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 | 617-253-1764 | Design by Opus