Anette Peko Hosoi, wearing a mask, points at a laptop screen

Making data-informed Covid-19 testing plans
December 7, 2020

A new web-friendly modeling tool helps organizations build tailored Covid-19 testing strategies that can save money and reduce coronavirus spread.

Saurabh Amin, image by Gretchen Ertl

Striving to make our infrastructure safer
MIT News | December 7, 2020

Saurabh Amin focuses on making transportation, electricity, and water infrastructure more resilient against disruptions as a civil & environmental engineering professor and IDSS affiliate.

Nuclear Power plant

Building nuclear power plants
MIT Energy Initiative | December 1, 2020

Research from a team led by IDSS professor Jessika Trancik uncovers why nuclear power plant costs often exceed projections — and demonstrates a new approach that could reduce those costs in the future.

Nazli Choucri

Nazli Choucri elected 2020 AAAS Fellow
MIT News | November 25, 2020

The political science professor and IDSS affiliate is one of six faculty members from MIT recognized for their efforts to advance science.

DARPA Falcon hypersonic

Center to advance predictive simulation research established at Schwarzman College of Computing
MIT News | November 25, 2020

IDSS affiliate and professor of aeronautics and astronautics Youssef Marzouk will lead a new center to support science-based modeling and simulation and exascale computing technologies.

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The recommendation engine industry of the future
MIT Open Learning | November 24, 2020

Investment and advancement are key to building better recommendation systems, writes EECS and IDSS professor Devavrat Shah.

David Simchi-Levi

David Simchi-Levi awarded INFORMS Impact Prize
MIT News Office | November 20, 2020

Professor of civil and environmental engineering and IDSS honored for his continuing research in understanding and improving supply chain management.

Buildings under construction

Study identifies reasons for soaring nuclear plant cost overruns in the U.S.
MIT News Office | November 19, 2020

Analysis by IDSS professor Jessika Trancik points to ways that engineering strategies could be reimagined to minimize delays and other unanticipated expenses.

4 people in a zoom gallery, clockwise from top left Odemuno Ogelohwohor, Jeremiah Azurin, Amran Mamuye, Selorm Tamakloe

Data for Good
November 13, 2020

The fourth MIT Policy Hackathon, hosted virtually and focusing on equity, brought together policy and data science expertise to deliver solutions to challenges from environmental justice to Covid-19.

Marie-Laure Charpignon

A model approach to public health
Spectrum | November 12, 2020

SES student Marie-Laure Charpignon uses computational tools to explore large-scale questions in public health, from finding better Alzheimer's drugs to modelling the spread of Covid-19.


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