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Try this! Researchers devise better recommendation algorithm
MIT News Office | December 6, 2017

Improved recommendation algorithm should work especially well when ratings data are “sparse.”

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David Simchi-Levi next Editor-in-Chief of Management Science
MIT IDSS | December 5, 2017

IDSS Professor Simchi-Levi was appointed next EiC of one of INFORMS flagship journals Management Science. Previously he was the EiC of INFORMS other leading journal, Operations Research, from 2006-2012.

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Engineering a brighter future
MIT News Office | December 4, 2017

Optimizing the design of electricity markets could make it easier to integrate renewable energy sources into the power grid.

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Gearing up for the internet of things
MIT News Office | November 28, 2017

Workshop brings together academia and industry to explore how to prepare next-generation wireless for machine-to-machine communication.

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Helping Mexico design an effective climate policy
MIT News Office | November 17, 2017

MIT researchers are working with the Mexican government on carbon pricing options to meet the country’s climate goals under the Paris Agreement.

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A Q&A with IDSS PhD student and Siebel Scholar Marco Miotti
IDSS Communications Office | November 14, 2017

IDSS doctoral candidate Marco Miotti received a prestigious Siebel Foundation Scholarship in October 2017. He sat with us recently to share some reflections on his work, his experiences at IDSS, and the future of research.

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Why some Muslim clerics become jihadists
MIT News Office | November 9, 2017

In his new book, political scientist Richard Nielsen proposes a “blocked ambition” hypothesis.

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IDSS Researchers Sra and Jegelka Awarded NSF BIGDATA Grant
LIDS Communication Office | November 6, 2017

IDSS Professor Jegelka and Research Scientist Sra have been awarded a Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Sixteen MIT grad students are named to the Siebel Scholars class of 2018
MIT News Office | November 1, 2017

Marco Miotti of IDSS is among the MIT students from the bioengineering, business, computer science, and energy science fields to receive the prestigious awards.

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Crowdsourcing big-data analysis
MIT News Office | November 1, 2017

Web-based system automatically evaluates proposals from far-flung data scientists.

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