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Dan Huttenlocher named inaugural dean of MIT Schwarzman College of Computing
MIT News Office | February 21, 2019

Dan Huttenlocher SM ’84, PhD ’88 has been named the first dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing. A member of Cornell’s computer science faculty, Huttenlocher is the founding dean of Cornell Tech.

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Julia Milton

Student profile: Julia Milton, TPP
TPP | February 20, 2019

A dual Technology and Policy/AeroAstro student, Julia's research focuses on developing sensors and metrics for remote telehealth systems -- helpful in remote regions, essential for astronauts in space.

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LIDS Student Conference
LIDS | February 13, 2019

The 24th annual LIDS Student Conference featured plenary speakers, a career panel, and student presentations on topics like Optimization and Algorithms, Networks, Machine Learning and Statistics, and Control Theory and Applications.

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MIFODS hosts workshop on theoretical foundations of deep learning
CSAIL | February 13, 2019

The NSF-supported MIT Institute for Foundations of Data Science (MIFODS) held an interdisciplinary workshop led by Statistics and Data Science Center affiliate Aleksander Madry aimed at tackling the underlying theory behind deep learning.

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According to Hamsa Balakrishnan, associate head of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, “When our students go out knowing where the state-of-the-art is in both the transportation domain and the technical disciplines, they are empowered to advance knowledge and have a practical impact.”

Hamsa Balakrishnan on reimagining the future of transportation
MIT News Office | February 12, 2019

IDSS affiliate Hamsa Balakrishnan is the associate head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. She is also the director of Transportation@MIT, where she is reimagining the scope of transportation research at MIT to include opportunities presented by data, intelligence, and autonomy.

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Casey Evans

Casey Evans named to Aviation Week’s “20 Twenties” of 2019
MIT News Office | February 8, 2019

A Technology and Policy Program student, Casey Evans is one of three MIT grad students recognized by Aviation Week for her academic performance, civic contributions, and research.

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Hamsa Balakrishnan, Guy Bresler, Tamara Broderick, Dean Eckles, Stefanie Jegelka, Suvrit Sra

Six IDSS faculty awarded promotions
February 7, 2019

IDSS congratulates Hamsa Balakrishnan, Guy Bresler, Tamara Broderick, Dean Eckles, Stefanie Jegelka, and Suvrit Sra on reaching new career milestones.

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How ‘credibility-enhancing displays’ can boost sales and drive people to action

How ‘credibility-enhancing displays’ can boost sales and drive people to action
MIT Sloan | February 7, 2019

Research from David Rand, an IDSS affiliate and associate professor of management science and brain and cognitive sciences at MIT Sloan, found that residents were far more likely to purchase solar panels when approached by solar ambassadors who had already installed them on their own houses.

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A new study co-authored by David Rand shows that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources may effectively marginalize false news stories and other kinds of online misinformation.

Want to squelch fake news? Let the readers take charge
MIT News Office | January 29, 2019

A new study co-authored by IDSS affiliate David Rand shows that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources may effectively marginalize false news and other kinds of online misinformation.

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New research describes a single neural network that can collect missing data from a patient and add it to their chart.

Filling the gaps in a patient’s medical data
MIT News Office | January 28, 2019

IDSS affiliate Tommi Jaakkola and fellow CSAIL researchers have developed a model that can assimilate multiple types of patient health data to help doctors make decisions with incomplete information.

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