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Amy Umaretiya was one of four of graduate students from the research team who participated in the events in Washington.

Student insight on the “Future of Nuclear Energy” study
MIT News Office | October 5, 2018

Amy Umaretiya, a master’s student in the Technology and Policy Program, joined other student researchers in Washington to lend their voices and ideas for exploring nuclear energy’s potential to address climate change.

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MIT researchers have devised a way to help robots navigate environments more like humans do.

Model helps robots navigate more like humans do
MIT News Office | October 4, 2018

In simulations, robots move through new environments by exploring, observing, and drawing from learned experiences. Researchers with CSAIL and the MIT Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines used an underlying motion planner that was developed at LIDS by Sertac Karaman and Emilio Frazzoli.

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To date, 19 pathway institutions in 11 countries offer 58 different pathways to a master’s degree. Image courtesy of Lu Zhang

MITx MicroMasters adds new pathways to access to master’s degrees
MIT News Office | October 2, 2018

Learners from around the globe now have enhanced access to “blended” master’s programs at MIT and elsewhere.

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Crowd in front of HUBweek entrance with tents and lights

MIT and HUBweek showcase ideas and innovators making the future
MIT News Office | October 2, 2018

IDSS will help kick off HUBweek with a student-run Policy Hackathon, bringing together students, data scientists, policy and urban planning researchers, and other domain specialists to tackle local, complex challenges.

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Aviv Regev

The cartographer of cells
MIT Tech Review | October 1, 2018

Statistics and Data Science Center affiliate Aviv Regev helped pioneer single-cell genomics. Now she’s co-chairing a massive effort to map the trillions of cells in the human body.

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David Simchi-Levi

Advancing global retail operations through analytics and machine learning
MIT News Office | September 27, 2018

David Simchi-Levi discusses insights from recent research in collaboration with some of the world's largest retailers.

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With the U.S. midterm elections approaching, a new report on keeping voting systems safe from hackers was co-authored by MIT professors Ronald L. Rivest (left) and Charles Stewart III.

Report outlines keys to election security
MIT News Office | September 25, 2018

IDSS affiliate and Political Science professor Charles Stewart III has co-authored a report calling for ballot paper trails and other resilient practices to avoid election hacking.

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A 'caixer' (horse rider) rears up on his horse during the Gracia Festival in Mahon, Spain, Sept. 8, 2018

Social Physics: Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors
Wall Street Journal | September 21, 2018

The research of IDSS and Media Lab professor Alex ' Sandy' Pentland shows that predicting human behavior requires the ability to frequently analyze relatively small data sets collected over short periods of time.

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Jehangir Amjad's project merges his passion for the game of cricket and his fascination with operations research.

A game changer takes on cricket’s statistical problem
MIT News Office | September 20, 2018

Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems alumnus and CSAIL lecturer Jehangir Amjad uses statistical methods to predict likely outcomes with limited data.

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MIT researchers have employed a new machine-learning technique to substantially reduce false positives in fraud-detecting technologies.

Reducing false positives in credit card fraud detection
MIT News Office | September 20, 2018

Model developed by researchers at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) extracts granular behavioral patterns from transaction data to more accurately flag suspicious activity.

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