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Illuminating uncertainty
MIT News Office | May 12, 2017

Youssef Marzouk aims to improve predictions of everything from underground pollution to daily weather.

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Home strep test could save time and money
MIT News Office | May 11, 2017

Paper co-authored by Stan Finkelstein finds most parents are capable of performing a strep throat test.

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Tenure promotions announced for two IDSS faculty
MIT IDSS | May 10, 2017

Noelle Selin and Jessika Trancik have been promoted to associate professor with tenure.

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In Kenya, phones replace bank tellers
The New York Times | May 9, 2017

A study by Tavneet Suri looks at the impacts of mobile-money service in Kenya.

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Statistics and Data Science Center holds inaugural conference
MIT IDSS / MIT News | May 5, 2017

SDSCon 2017 gathers community and showcases research projects that apply data science to major systems and issues.

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Esther Duflo among six MIT professors elected to National Academy of Sciences for 2017
MIT News Office | May 4, 2017

Duflo's research seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim of helping design and evaluate social policies.

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MIT Energy Initiative awards 10 seed fund grants for early-stage energy research
MIT Energy Initiative / MIT News | May 2, 2017

Grant recipients include Audun Botterud, Noelle Selin, and Valerie Karplus (TPP and Engineering Systems PhD alum).

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Combining the brain and computers
WBUR - Radio Boston | May 2, 2017

Emery Brown discusses the feasibility of merging computers with the human brain in an attempt to keep up with artificial intelligence.

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Genuine enthusiasm for AI
MIT News | April 28, 2017

Machine learning is one of the hottest subjects on campus.

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Tommi Jaakkola appointed Thomas Siebel Professor in EECS and IDSS
EECS / MIT News | April 27, 2017

Leader in machine learning and natural language processing takes on professorship established by veteran software entrepreneur Thomas Siebel.

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