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3 Reasons You Should be Taking an Online Data Science Course
MIT xPRO | August 8, 2019

To fully benefit from big data analytics, teams must be given opportunities to learn the latest and most effective data science techniques.

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Certain kinds of political media affect a cross-section of viewers in different ways, and to varying degrees, new research shows.

Does cable news shape your views?
MIT News Office | August 8, 2019

A new study from political scientists and IDSS affiliates Adam Berinsky and Teppei Yamamoto finds that partisan news coverage has a bigger impact on viewers without strong media preferences.

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Lowering emissions without breaking the bank
MIT News Office | August 6, 2019

New research from Technology and Policy Program alum Arun Singh provides a look at how India could meet its climate targets while maintaining economic growth.

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Victor Chernozhukov

Victor Chernozhukov named Institute of Mathematical Statistics Fellow
August 6, 2019

Chernozhukov, a professor of Economics and core faculty member of IDSS and the Statistics & Data Science Center, received the award for path-breaking contributions to high-dimensional inference.

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Photo: Motor vehicle traffic in Beijing contributes to particulate and ozone pollution that could be reduced by China’s climate policy, resulting in fewer premature deaths and significant cost savings (Source: Flickr/Safia Osman)

Health effects of China’s climate policy extend across Pacific
MIT Global Change | July 24, 2019

New research from IDSS/EAPS professor and TPP director Noelle Selin shows that China's pledge to peak carbon dioxide emissions in 2030 could result in fewer premature deaths in the U.S.

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Suvrit Sra receives NSF CAREER Award
July 24, 2019

Sra received the award for his research "Modern nonconvex optimization for machine learning: foundations of geometric and scalable techniques."

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Devavrat Shah

Devavrat Shah wins 2019 ACM Sigmetrics Test of Time Paper Award
July 22, 2019

Shah, along with LIDS alumni Shreevatsa Rajagopalan and Jinwoo Shin, received the award for their paper “Network adiabatic theorem: an efficient randomized protocol for contention resolution.”

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Portraits of mentoring excellence
MIT News Office | July 18, 2019

Eytan Modiano, professor of aeronautics and astronautics and associate director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), is one of three honored by the Committed to Caring (C2C) program for great mentorship of MIT students.

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MIT Press and Harvard Data Science Initiative launch the Harvard Data Science Review
MIT News Office | July 17, 2019

The inaugural issue of the new open-access journal, published by MIT Press and hosted online via PubPub, will feature leading global thinkers in the field of data science including IDSS core faculty member Andrew Lo.

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How credit unions could help people make the most of personal data
MIT Sloan | July 10, 2019

IDSS and Media Lab professor Alex 'Sandy' Pentland argues that credit unions could help consumers and workers band together to protect their data.

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