Munther Dahleh

Why the Data Marketplaces of the Future Will Sell Insights, Not Data
MIT Sloan Management Review | September 18, 2018

Data is recognized as a business asset, but we lack efficient ways to price it, says IDSS director Munther Dahleh. He proposes a marketplace that bases the cost of data on the financial value it generates.

Pablo Parrilo

Pablo Parrilo Appointed Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor
September 18, 2018

The appointment is a senior faculty chaired professorship given in recognition of his outstanding contributions and achievements in both teaching and research.

Asuman Ozdaglar

Asu Ozdaglar Appointed School of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Engineering
September 18, 2018

The former LIDS director and current head of EECS is recognized for her outstanding teaching, leadership, and contributions to her field.

MIT political scientist In Song Kim has overseen the launch of, a website that connects the activities of lobbyists, firms, and politicians, so that people “can understand how legislative politics [actually] works in the U.S.,” as Kim puts it.

Database shines a bright light on Washington lobbying
MIT News Office | September 14, 2018

In Song Kim’s makes it simple to follow the path of money in politics.

Abbas El Gamal

LIDS Welcomes Visiting Scholar Abbas El Gamal Fall 2018
LIDS News | September 7, 2018

Professor El Gamal visits from Stanford's Department of Electrical Engineering. While at LIDS for the semester, he has co-organized the Topics in Information and Inference seminar with Professor Devavrat Shah.

New MIT research shows that, unless steady, continuous carbon-free sources of electricity are included in the mix, costs of decarbonizing the electrical system could be prohibitive and end up derailing attempts to mitigate the most severe effects of global climate change.

Study: Adding power choices reduces cost and risk of carbon-free electricity
MIT News Office | September 6, 2018

Research from Nestor Sepulveda (TPP '16, now a doctoral student in Nuclear Engineering), Jesse Jenkins (TPP '14, ESD '18), and Fernando de Sisternes (TPP '10, ESD '14) provides guidelines for curbing greenhouse gas emissions.


Ankur Moitra wins 2018 MIT School of Science Teaching Prize
August 23, 2018

Moitra, an MIT Math professor and core faculty member with the Statistics and Data Science Center, won the award for his course 'Algorithmic Aspects of Machine Learning.'

Noelle Selin

Noelle Selin named Director of Technology and Policy Program
August 22, 2018

Noelle has substantially contributed to the curriculum in IDSS and TPP, and is internationally recognized for her interdisciplinary research linking science and policy on the topics of air pollution, climate change, and hazardous substances like mercury.

Thomas Magnanti

Thomas Magnanti receives Singapore’s Gold Public Administration Medal
MIT News Office | August 21, 2018

Magnanti, an IDSS affiliate, received the award for his leadership at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, where he was the founding president, now emeritus.

Tetsuya Kaji

Three questions with Tetsuya Kaji, one of the first alumni of the new Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Statistics
August 21, 2018

Kaji works at the intersections of economics, statistics, and machine learning -- and was a member of the MIT Figure Skating Club for the last 5 years.


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