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Michael Davidson wins a best poster award in AAAS Student Poster Competition
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | March 17, 2017

Michael Davidson (TPP '14 and engineering systems PhD candidate) received a best poster award in the social sciences category. The poster highlights hidden costs in China’s coal plant upgrade.

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In Search of a Perfect Team at Work
The Wall Street Journal | March 14, 2017

Article cites research of Sandy Pentland's Human Dynamics Lab.

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TPP student awarded Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship
March 13, 2017

Anna Waldman-Brown has been selected to be part of the 2017 Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship program.

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Study: Volkswagen’s excess emissions will lead to 1,200 premature deaths in Europe
MIT News Office | March 9, 2017

Paper co-authored by TPP student Guillaume Chossière examines the health impact of 2.6 million cars installed with "defeat devices," sold in Germany under Volkswagen Group’s brands VW, Audi, Skoda, and Seat.

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Endor emerges from MIT research with unique predictive analytics tech
TechCrunch | March 8, 2017

Company co-founded by Sandy Pentland has developed a predictive analytics cloud service based on the concept of "social physics."

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Artificial data give the same results as real data—without compromising privacy
IDSS / MIT News Office | March 6, 2017

Research from Kalyan Veeramachaneni and team finds that data scientists can use synthetic data to develop and test data science algorithms and models.

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Making sense of unstructured data: Skills for success
Information Management | February 28, 2017

Piece by Devavrat Shah on how to use data effectively.

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Caroline Uhler awarded 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship
MIT News Office | February 22, 2017

Caroline Uhler among the MIT-affiliated faculty members selected to receive 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships.

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Women in Data Science conference highlights impactful work and builds community
IDSS / MIT News Office | February 22, 2017

Approximately 150 academic leaders, industry professionals, and students gathered in Cambridge as part of a worldwide Women in Data Science event.

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Daron Acemoglu wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award
MIT News Office | February 21, 2017

Daron Acemoglu has won this award in honor of his prolific research contributions that have helped reshape the field of economics over the last two decades.

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