Dimitri Bertsekas

Dimitri Bertsekas named winner of 2022 IEEE Control Systems Award
LIDS News | June 30, 2021

The LIDS and IDSS faculty member received the award for his fundamental contributions to the methodology of optimization and control of uncertain and large-scale dynamical systems.

A collection of Zoom windows of speakers for the USSOCOM and MIT online course

A unique collaboration with US Special Operations Command
LIDS News | June 22, 2021

IDSS and LIDS faculty members Sertac Karaman and Asu Ozdaglar were part of a new kind of AI and machine learning crash course, designed for U.S. special operations personnel.

Ankur Moitra Photo by Bryce Vickmark for MIT Math Department 10/3/13 -

Ankur Moitra named next director of the Statistics and Data Science Center
SDSC | June 15, 2021

Moitra is a math professor who works at the interface between theoretical computer science and machine learning.

photo of traffic in Beijing

Trying to put the brakes on car ownership
MIT News | June 11, 2021

Study of Beijing’s car-restriction policy, co-authored by IDSS affiliate Jinhua Zhao, underscores value of regional coordination to meet transportation and emissions goals.

Jinglong Zhao

From algorithm development to experimental design
June 10, 2021

Graduating SES student Jinglong Zhao designs experiments to measure the efficacy of the algorithms driving online marketplaces.

Alireza Fallah

Optimization and adaptation in machine learning and life
LIDS | June 10, 2021

LIDS student Alireza Fallah’s research characterizes the theory of optimization algorithms used in various machine learning problems.

A woman is among the first in Niger to receive a Covid-19 vaccine

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis
The Guardian | June 9, 2021

Rich countries can’t expect to be trusted on their climate promises if they fail the poorest on vaccines, say 2019 Nobel prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

Becca Browder (l) does a one-armed push-up while helping Media Lab's Mehak Sarang with an experiment aboard a lunar gravity flight. Photo: Steve Boxall/ZERO-G

Fly me to the moon
TPP | June 7, 2021

Graduating TPP student Becca Browder is taking her research on commercial spaceports to a new job at SpaceX – and has worked for years to get an MIT experiment on the moon.

Ankur Moitra

On a quest through uncharted territory
MIT News | June 6, 2021

Math professor and new SDSC director Ankur Moitra seeks algorithms with provable guarantees, to pin down the mechanisms of machine learning.

TPP grads with Noelle Selin 2021

Celebrating IDSS 2021 graduates
June 5, 2021

IDSS congratulates our almost 100 grads — from SES, TPP, the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Statistics, the minor in Statistics and Data Science, and students affiliated with LIDS.


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