White House Protest

America’s democratic unraveling
Foreign Affairs | June 15, 2020

Countries fail the same way businesses do: gradually, and then suddenly, argues Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu.

Illustration of Associate Professor Jinhua Zhao

What moves people?
MIT News Office | June 15, 2020

IDSS affiliate Jinhua Zhao, who will direct the new MIT Mobility Initiative, brings behavioral science to urban transportation.

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Isolat informs Covid-19 testing plans for Mass. colleges
June 14, 2020

Recommendations for randomized and pooled testing from the IDSS Covid-19 Collaboration (Isolat) were included in a state report that provides a testing framework to help colleges safely reopen their campuses.

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Team 2020 charts a course for MIT
MIT News Office | June 12, 2020

Key input for MIT's options for the 2020-2021 academic year included transmission models developed by the IDSS Covid-19 Collaboration (Isolat).


Black engineers see both pride and exclusion in the return of human spaceflight
Quartz | June 10, 2020

Media Lab professor and TPP alum Danielle Wood is changing aerospace research to address racial inequity in space exploration.

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Photorealistic simulator made MIT robot racing competition a live online experience
MIT News Office | June 9, 2020

Teaching assistants in 'Robotics: Science and Systems,' a course co-led by Luca Carlone of LIDS, pulled out all the stops to help engineering students race across the finish line this spring.


LIDS researchers help secure DOE ARPA-E funding for transformational energy technology
LIDS News | June 8, 2020

A team led by LIDS Visiting Scholar Alberto Lamadrid and with LIDS co-PIs Audun Botterud, Marija Ilic, and Patrick Jaillet has been awarded $2.5 million for their project on risk measures in electricity systems.

Michael Athans

In remembrance of Michael Athans (1937-2020)
LIDS News | June 8, 2020

Former director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Athans was a pioneer in the field of control theory with a long and deeply accomplished tenure at MIT.

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The social life of data
MIT News Office | June 8, 2020

IDSS affiliate and DUSP professor Sarah Williams co-teaches Data and Society, a new SHASS course that engages students in the ethics and societal implications of data.

pablo et al award

Pablo Parrilo selected to receive the 2020 SIAM Activity Group on Optimization (SIAG/OPT) Best Paper Prize
LIDS News | June 8, 2020

Parrilo was awarded with LIDS alumni Hamza Fawzi and James Saunderson for their paper “Semidefinite Approximations of the Matrix Logarithm.”


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