Andrea Henshall

Learning to fly
MIT News | March 16, 2022

Veteran and LIDS PhD student Andrea Henshall has used MIT Open Learning to soar from the Air Force to multiple aeronautics degrees.

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Emery Brown

Emery Brown on improving anesthesia with neuroscience
MIT News | March 16, 2022

IDSS professor Emery Brown describes a new research center he is working to develop where researchers will seek to improve patient care by integrating neuroscience and anesthesiology.

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Hammaad Adam

Developing AI systems for healthcare equity
March 15, 2022

SES student Hammaad Adam uses machine learning to create more equitable healthcare systems as an SES student and researcher with the IDSS Research Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism.

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New maps show airplane contrails over the U.S. dropped steeply in 2020
MIT News | March 14, 2022

An MIT team including IDSS core faculty Sertac Karaman has generated new maps which show a steep reduction in the area covered by contrails in 2020.

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First-ever Climate Grand Challenges recognizes 27 finalists
MIT News | March 14, 2022

IDSS affiliate faculty and senior research staff with The MIT Low-Carbon Co-Design Institute are one of 27 projects selected as finalists in MIT’s first ever Climate Grand Challenges competition.

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Devavrat Shah

Devavrat Shah appointed faculty director of the Deshpande Center
March 9, 2022

In his new role, the IDSS and SDSC core faculty member will help students and faculty bring innovative technologies from the lab to the marketplace.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Ukraine is winning the information war
Washington Post | March 9, 2022

Zelensky and his allies are dominating a battlefield Putin used to control, says IDSS affiliate Sinan Aral

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Injecting fairness into machine-learning models
MIT News Office | March 7, 2022

A new technique from researchers including ICSR lead Marzyeh Ghassemi boosts models’ ability to reduce bias, even if the dataset used to train the model is unbalanced.

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a group of Central Americans of various ages walking down a road in Texas

Economic migrants
February 28, 2022

Factors such as unemployment and food insecurity are the main drivers of immigration from Central America to the US, according to a new report coauthored by MIT scholars including IDSS affiliate Sarah Williams.

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Fotini Christia

Racial equity and data science
February 21, 2022

Professor Fotini Christia introduces a new MIT-wide effort to address systemic racism with social science and computation, launched by IDSS.

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