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Learners today, leaders tomorrow
MIT News Office | July 14, 2020

"I’m now responsible for data science tasks linked to the corona crisis." Credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science leverage MIT-caliber education to move their industries to the cutting edge.

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What is the Covid-19 data tsunami telling policymakers?
MIT News Office | July 1, 2020

A global team of researchers searched for insights during a weeklong virtual datathon co-organized by Marie-Laure Champignon, an IDSS Social and Engineering Systems PhD student.

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Daron Acemoglu honored as “Committed to Caring” for 2020-2021
MIT News Office | July 1, 2020

The honor recognizes Acemoglu, Institute Professor and IDSS faculty member, as a mentor who devotes true attention to his students’ well-being.

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IDSS builds educational partnership in Uruguay
June 29, 2020

IDSS will provide support to cohorts of learners in Uruguay who take the MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science, an online program developed by IDSS faculty.

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Ali Jadbabaie named head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
MIT News Office | June 29, 2020

As Associate Director of IDSS, Jadbabaie has led the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC) and served as Program Chair for the Social & Engineering Systems PhD program.

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Yury Polyanskiy wins the 2020 James L. Massey Award
LIDS News | June 29, 2020

IDSS and LIDS professor Yury Polyanskiy received the IEEE Information Theory Society’s 2020 James L. Massey Award, recognizing his outstanding achievement in research and teaching.

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The looming threat to voting in person
The Atlantic | June 27, 2020

Amid a push for mail-in balloting, states still need a better strategy for safety at the polls, writes IDSS affiliate Charles Stewart.

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MIT Macro Eyes

Improving global health equity by helping clinics do more with less
MIT News Office | June 26, 2020

The startup macro-eyes, co-founded by Suvrit Sra of IDSS and LIDS, uses artificial intelligence to improve vaccine delivery and patient scheduling.

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IDSS honors 2020 graduates with virtual celebration
June 25, 2020

This year's graduates included the first doctor of Social & Engineering Systems, Ian Schneider, plus 6 Engineering Systems PhDs, 17 TPP students, and more.

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4 lessons from COVID-19 to help fight climate change
MIT Sloan | June 22, 2020

The coronavirus and climate change are two urgent global health and economic emergencies. IDSS affiliate and MIT Sloan professor John Sterman says our response to one can inform the other.

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