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America’s democratic unraveling
Foreign Affairs | June 15, 2020

Countries fail the same way businesses do: gradually, and then suddenly, argues Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu.

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What moves people?
MIT News Office | June 15, 2020

IDSS affiliate Jinhua Zhao, who will direct the new MIT Mobility Initiative, brings behavioral science to urban transportation.

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Isolat informs Covid-19 testing plans for Mass. colleges
June 14, 2020

Recommendations for randomized and pooled testing from the IDSS Covid-19 Collaboration (Isolat) were included in a state report that provides a testing framework to help colleges safely reopen their campuses.

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Team 2020 charts a course for MIT
MIT News Office | June 12, 2020

Key input for MIT's options for the 2020-2021 academic year included transmission models developed by the IDSS Covid-19 Collaboration (Isolat).

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Black engineers see both pride and exclusion in the return of human spaceflight
Quartz | June 10, 2020

Media Lab professor and TPP alum Danielle Wood is changing aerospace research to address racial inequity in space exploration.

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Photorealistic simulator made MIT robot racing competition a live online experience
MIT News Office | June 9, 2020

Teaching assistants in 'Robotics: Science and Systems,' a course co-led by Luca Carlone of LIDS, pulled out all the stops to help engineering students race across the finish line this spring.

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LIDS researchers help secure DOE ARPA-E funding for transformational energy technology
LIDS News | June 8, 2020

A team led by LIDS Visiting Scholar Alberto Lamadrid and with LIDS co-PIs Audun Botterud, Marija Ilic, and Patrick Jaillet has been awarded $2.5 million for their project on risk measures in electricity systems.

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In remembrance of Michael Athans (1937-2020)
LIDS News | June 8, 2020

Former director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Athans was a pioneer in the field of control theory with a long and deeply accomplished tenure at MIT.

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The social life of data
MIT News Office | June 8, 2020

IDSS affiliate and DUSP professor Sarah Williams co-teaches Data and Society, a new SHASS course that engages students in the ethics and societal implications of data.

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Pablo Parrilo selected to receive the 2020 SIAM Activity Group on Optimization (SIAG/OPT) Best Paper Prize
LIDS News | June 8, 2020

Parrilo was awarded with LIDS alumni Hamza Fawzi and James Saunderson for their paper “Semidefinite Approximations of the Matrix Logarithm.”

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