bringing down mercury

Bringing down mercury
Spectrum | November 12, 2020

TPP director Noelle Selin explores mercury's toxic history and informs policy-makers "how they can better manage mercury and evaluate how effective their strategies are."

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Putting sustainability front and center at the MIT Career Fair
Environmental Solutions Initiative | November 10, 2020

With help from Sloan professor and IDSS affiliate Roberto Rigobon, a new online tool lets students track key metrics on employers’ carbon footprints.

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MITx MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science announces new Data Analysis elective
MIT Open Learning | November 10, 2020

New course focuses on hands-on applications of data analysis across disciplines.

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Can AI tell us when to use AI and when not to?
Forbes | November 8, 2020

SES student Hussein Mozannar contributes to the development of a machine learning system that can “assess a task and identify whether it’s one that would be best performed by a human expert or technology.”

The complicated history of voting technology

The complicated history of voting technology
Marketplace | November 2, 2020

Political science professor, IDSS affiliate, and MIT Election Lab founding director Charles Stewart traces 150 years of voting machine history.

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Testing sewage to home in on Covid-19
MIT News | October 28, 2020

Letting an algorithm decide which manholes to test for evidence of coronavirus could improve pandemic containment efforts by narrowing down where infections are occurring.

Emery Brown

Emery Brown wins Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
MIT News | October 27, 2020

The award cites Brown's major contributions to statistical analysis of brain activity and advancing the neuroscience of anesthesia.

Adam Berinsky

How to assess election polls
MIT News | October 26, 2020

MIT political scientist and IDSS affiliate Adam Berinsky explains the responsibilities leaders have for shaping and sharing factual, truthful information in the nation's political discourse.

Eaman Jahani

Inequality across networks
October 23, 2020

Eaman Jahani examines how resources are distributed across networks as a Social & Engineering Systems PhD student.

Fotini Christia

3 questions with Fotini Christia, the new Chair of the Social & Engineering Systems PhD program
October 23, 2020

Christia, a professor of political science and IDSS, says SES research focused on “data for the people” is cross-disciplinary research at its best.


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