Sarah Rovito

Capitol Hill’s COVID-19 response: a TPP alum’s inside perspective
AAAS | May 7, 2020

Systems engineer Sarah Rovito (TPP '16) is a Congressional Science & Technology Policy Fellow who was working on issues like AI and 5G when the pandemic hit — now it's all-hands-on-deck to address the coronavirus.

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How many jobs do robots really replace?
MIT News Office | May 5, 2020

MIT economist and IDSS faculty member Daron Acemoglu’s new research puts a number on the job costs of automation.

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Whitney Newey

Whitney Newey named a 2020 Distinguished Fellow by American Economic Association
AEA | May 4, 2020

The award recognizes Newey, an IDSS affiliate and Ford Professor of Economics, as "one of the most influential econometricians of the last three decades."

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3Q with Adam Berinsky on the impact of the pandemic on U.S. political life
MIT SHASS | April 24, 2020

MIT political scientist and IDSS affiliate Adam Berinksy discusses trust in science, misinformation, and safeguarding democracy in a time of crisis.

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The paths to net zero
Foreign Affairs | April 22, 2020

Michael Davidson, Jesse Jenkins, and Valerie Karplus — TPP and IDSS alumni — explore how technology and policy can help save the planet from climate change.

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The Wisconsin primary had extraordinarily high voter turnout
The Washington Post | April 21, 2020

Measurements and analysis show that over 1 million absentee votes made up for much of the in-person voting that did not take place, writes IDSS affiliate Charles Stewart.

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Sasha Rakhlin

Sasha Rakhlin awarded for excellence in graduate teaching
Brain & Cog | April 21, 2020

Brain and Cognitive Sciences has honored Sasha Rakhlin with this year’s award for excellence in graduate teaching based on course evaluations and student input.

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Promoting Women in Data Science
MIT News Office | April 20, 2020

WiDS Cambridge, co-hosted by the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, recognizes and empowers women in STEM across a variety of disciplines.

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Faithfully supporting well-being
MIT News Office | April 17, 2020

DUSP professor and IDSS affiliate Jinhua Zhao has been honored as “Committed to Caring” for the many ways he builds balance and community among his advisees.

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Charles Stewart on the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the 2020 elections
MIT News Office | April 16, 2020

Charles Stewart, IDSS affiliate and head of the MIT Election Data and Science Lab, discusses voting by mail and the impact of Covid-19 on the upcoming election.

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