Eytan Modiano

LIDS associate director Eytan Modiano receives 2020 IEEE INFOCOM Achievement Award
LIDS | April 14, 2020

Modiano received the high honor in recognition of his contributions to the analysis and design of cross-layer resource allocation algorithms for wireless, optical, and satellite networks.

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How to restart the economy with a post-pandemic workforce
MIT Sloan | April 14, 2020

IDSS and Media Lab professor Sandy Pentland outlines how testing and technology can help identify a “safe” workforce in a new white paper.

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Playing a new tune
MIT News Office | April 13, 2020

MIT Sloan professor and IDSS affiliate David Rand is a one-time punk rock guitarist whose academic research digs into psychology, cooperation, and politics.

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Solving the health-care equipment supply shortage
The Wall Street Journal | April 10, 2020

Just-in-time principles have hampered hospitals responding to the coronavirus pandemic, and it will take government action to fix the problem over the long term argues IDSS affiliate Yossi Sheffi.

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More voting by mail would make the 2020 election safer for our health. But it comes with risks of its own.
The Washington Post | April 6, 2020

IDSS affiliate and political science professor Charles Stewart III writes for the Washington Post on the pros and cons of ramping up mail voting by November.

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IDSS COVID-19 Collaboration (Isolat)
April 3, 2020

A volunteer effort bringing together researchers to provide systematic and rigorous analyses of COVID-19 data in order to inform policy makers.

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Fotini Christia on new deal-making in Afghanistan
MIT News Office | April 2, 2020

IDSS affiliate and political science professor Fotini Christia discusses a new U.S.-Taliban agreement and whether it will bring peace to the Afghan people.

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Energy technology evolution
MIT Energy Initiative | April 2, 2020

IDSS professor Jessika Trancik and IDSS postdoc Gökşin Kavlak discuss photovoltaics and forecasting technology evolution in this podcast from the MIT Energy Initiative.

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Podcast: TIL about wind and solar power
MIT Climate | April 2, 2020

IDSS postdoc Magdalena Klemun joins the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative's 'Today I Learned' Climate podcast to discuss the challenges and opportunities of wind and solar power.

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Projecting the outcomes of people’s lives with AI isn’t so simple
Princeton University News | March 31, 2020

SES student Eaman Jahani joined over 100 researchers, including IDSS professor Sandy Pentland, on a mass collaborative study showing that the machine learning techniques used to predict outcomes from large datasets may fall short when projecting the outcomes of people’s lives.

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