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Can Online Professional Development Courses Teach Data-Driven Decision Making?
InsideBIGDATA | December 13, 2018

Statistics and Data Science Center Director Devavrat Shah weighs in on how the MIT xPRO online course 'Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Making Data-Driven Decisions' is helping professionals leverage an avalanche of data to make better decisions for their organizations.

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Cathy Wu

Cathy Wu Receives Pikarsky Award
UC Berkeley | December 12, 2018

Wu, soon to join the IDSS faculty, was recognized for “Learning and Optimization for Mixed Anatomy Systems – A Mobility Context" -- named the best doctoral dissertation in its field by the Council of University Transportation Centers.

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Emery Brown

Emery Brown Awarded the 2018 Dickson Prize in Science
December 7, 2018

The prize recognizes Brown's substantial achievements in the statistical analysis of neuronal data and his research on anesthesia.

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Alan Willsky honored for achievements in signal processing
EECS | December 4, 2018

Willsky, a professor of Electrical Engineering and a member of both IDSS and LIDS, has been named the recipient of IEEE’s 2019 Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal for “contributions to stochastic modeling, multi-resolution techniques, and control-signal processing synergies.”

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Leon Yao, Manxi Wu, Cate Heine

Meet the first class of SES Hammer Fellows
November 26, 2018

Three Social and Engineering Systems (SES) students carry on the legacy of Michael Hammer - an engineer and businessman who studied and taught at MIT - with innovative research applying data analytics to complex societal challenges.

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Faculty, staff, and graduate students gathered for a luncheon honoring MIT’s 2019 Siebel Scholars. Photo: Peter Gumaskas

Ian Schneider named Siebel Scholar
MIT News Office | November 26, 2018

Schneider is one of 16 MIT grad students in the 2019 cohort of Siebel Scholars, a prestigious award honoring academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to addressing crucial global challenges.

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Photos show a solar installation from 1988 (left) and a present-day version. Though the basic underlying technology is the same, a variety of factors have contributed to a hundredfold decline in costs. Now, researchers have identified the relative importance of these different factors.

Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power
MIT News Office | November 20, 2018

Jessika Trancik and her team uncover the factors that have caused photovoltaic module costs to drop by 99 percent.

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Dimitri Bertsekas and John Tsitsiklis

Dimitri Bertsekas and John Tsitsiklis awarded von Neumann Theory Prize
LIDS News | November 19, 2018

The 2018 INFORMS John von Neumann Theory Prize was awarded to Dimitri Bertsekas and John Tsitsiklis for fundamental, sustained contributions to theory in operations research and the management sciences.

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“The college is our way of building a powerful framework and environment for research and collaborations that involve computing and that are occurring across disciplines," says School of Engineering Dean Anantha P. Chandrakasan, the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Image: Christopher Harting and Lesley Rock

Bridge to the future of engineering
MIT News Office | November 14, 2018

“The new college will create new opportunities to connect with a larger community in sciences, social science, and urban planning and architecture,” says IDSS director Munther Dahleh, commenting on how the cross-disciplinary "bridge" role that IDSS plays at MIT will be expanded under the new Schwarzman College of Computing.

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The Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems event hosted faculty, PIs, students, and postdocs from Harvard, Lincoln Lab, and several MIT departments.

Control@MIT event brings interdisciplinary systems and control community to LIDS
LIDS News | November 8, 2018

The Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems event hosted faculty, PIs, students, and postdocs from Harvard, Lincoln Lab, and several MIT departments.

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