Caroline Uhler and Elchanan Mossel

Caroline Uhler and Elchanan Mossel receive Simons Investigator Awards
January 3, 2020

Uhler, a faculty member of IDSS, LIDS, and EECS, received her award for the 'Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems.' Mossel, a faculty member of IDSS and Mathematics and a LIDS affiliate, received his award for theoretical math.

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Assistant Professor Valerie Karplus and her collaborators have demonstrated that measurements of air pollutants taken by NASA satellites are often a good indicator of emissions on the ground. Their approach provides regulators with a low-cost tool to ensure that industrial firms are complying with emissions standards. Photo: Kelley Travers

Tracking emissions in China
MIT News Office | January 2, 2020

New research from IDSS alum and MIT Sloan professor Valerie Karplus evaluates the impact of new air pollution standards on sulfur dioxide emissions by coal-burning power plants in China.

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Solutions For Economic Inequality From 2019 Nobel Prize Winners
WBUR | December 30, 2019

Nobel Prize in Economics winners Esther Duflo, an IDSS affiliate, and Abhijit Banerjee discuss tackling tricky global challenges like economic inequality. Includes an excerpt from their book "Good Economics for Hard Times."

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a crowd holding up their smartphones

A pioneer of wearable technology explains how it can connect instead of divide us
QZ | December 19, 2019

IDSS affiliate Sandy Pentland says businesses, governments, and individuals can design for more meaningful interaction by using sophisticated mobile sensors and big data to detect hidden patterns of human interaction.

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Model beats Wall Street analysts in forecasting business financials
MIT News Office | December 19, 2019

A research team led by Devavrat Shah has built a model that outperforms Wall Street experts at predicting a company's sales using limited, noisy data like anonymized credit card transactions.

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See the future of global warming in less than one second
MIT Sloan | December 18, 2019

A new online interface called En-ROADS, created by a team including IDSS affiliate and MIT Sloan professor John Sterman, is a free climate solution simulator that can show effects of various climate policies.

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MIT study finds that challenges in measuring and mitigating leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, prove pivotal

Mitigating the methane impacts of using natural gas
MIT News Office | December 17, 2019

A new study from IDSS professor Jessika Trancik examines how natural gas can serve as a bridge toward a lower-emissions future — but also as a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.

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What a drone sees
MIT Spectrum | December 12, 2019

Sertac Karaman and his team at LIDS use virtual reality to train drones to navigate tricky terrain without the risk of colliding with physical objects.

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Finding new ways to fight global poverty
Boston Globe | December 11, 2019

Nobel Prize winner and IDSS affiliate Esther Duflo used randomized controlled trials to help the poor and transform development economics.

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MIT researchers examine cities worldwide
MIT News Office | December 11, 2019

IDSS affiliate Sarah Williams' project 'Moving Nairobi' explored urban mobility in Kenya with data visualizations at the 2019 Seoul Architecture and Urbanism Biennale.

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