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Ozdaglar appointed to Keithley Professorship
MIT EECS website | November 6, 2015

Asuman Ozdaglar, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been appointed to the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professorship in Electrical Engineering.

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Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer?
TEDxCambridge | October 30, 2015

Andrew Lo gives talk at TEDxCambridge about better ways of funding early-stage biomedical research and drug development.

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From Mobile Data, Drawing Social Circles
MIT Spectrum | October 30, 2015

A recent study extracted phone data from more than 25 million phone users in 155 cities in France, Portugal, and Spain over the course of six months.

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Bresler appointed to Tenenbaum Career Development Chair
MIT EECS website | October 27, 2015

Guy Bresler has been named the Bonnie and Marty (1964) Tenenbaum Career Development Professor.

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Stefanie Jegelka receives prestigious German prize
MIT CSAIL website | October 19, 2015

IDSS and CSAIL principal investigator Stefanie Jegelka received a prestigious German prize for her research efforts in machine learning.

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How big data will help us hold governments accountable
WIRED UK | October 15, 2015

In our post-Snowden age, a little paranoia about how our data are collected and used is natural. But what if we turned the tables, and big data became a way to hold governments accountable, instead? MIT social physicist Alex Pentland thinks that it's possible.

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The Power Of Resilience: A Q&A with Yossi Sheffi
Supply Chain Management Review | October 14, 2015

Yossi Sheffi talks about his new book, The Power Of Resilience: How The Best Companies Manage The Unexpected.

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How Many Deaths Did Volkswagen’s Deception Cause in the US?
The New York Times | September 28, 2015

Professor Noelle Selin provides some insights on pollution from Volkswagen diesel cars.

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IDSS part of new collaboration focusing on systemic risk in the financial system
PR Newswire | September 24, 2015

IDSS part of new collaboration to foster interdisciplinary research in the measurement of systemic risk in the financial system.

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Ethical trials, targeted ads
MIT News Office | September 17, 2015

Prof. Philippe Rigollet and colleagues present a new method that optimizes outcomes for subjects in comparison tests.

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