Kenya Water Resources Management Authority workers build a water quality monitoring station on the Mwache River. Photo courtesy of the Mwache Dam Project

Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty
MIT News Office | April 30, 2019

A research team that includes TPP and IDSS alum Sarah Fletcher and TPP alum Megan Lickley has developed a flexible planning framework that evaluates approaches that add water storage capacity incrementally if the climate becomes warmer and drier.

Robots operated by Alibaba's logistics unit Cainiao, move parcels at a new automated guided vehicles (AGV) warehouse inside the hub of delivery company YTO Express, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 14, 2018. Picture taken September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

The revolution need not be automated
World Economic Forum | April 12, 2019

AI could lead to higher inequality and decades of slow wage growth -- unless it's deployed in ways that create new jobs, argues MIT economist and IDSS core faculty Daron Acemoglu.

MIT associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science Stefanie Jegelka, an IDSS affiliate, gives a talk at the 2019 Women in Data Science (WiDS) Cambridge conference entitled, "What Can Neural Networks Represent?" Photo: Dana J. Quigley

Women in Data Science conference unites global community of researchers and practitioners
MIT News Office | March 21, 2019

IDSS co-hosted WiDS Cambridge, a daylong conference connecting women data scientists across academia and industry.
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Sarah Williams is the Homer A Burnell Career Development Chair and professor of technology and planning at MIT. She is also director of the Civic Data Design Lab. Photo: Laura Kerwin/Center for International Studies.

Sarah Williams on mapping urban transport
MIT News Office | March 20, 2019

Sarah Williams, an IDSS affiliate and professor of technology and planning, is combining her skills as a geographer, architect, data scientist, and city planner to digitally map informal transportation networks in developing cities and create data for civic change.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's "research speed dating" event included a panel discussion with CEE professors on the future of research in infrastructure and environment.

CEE event showcases multidisciplinary opportunities
MIT News Office | March 15, 2019

A Civil and Environmental Engineering event featured the interdisciplinary research of IDSS and CEE faculty, including Susan Silbey and incoming professor Cathy Wu.

Igor Kadota

Three questions with Igor Kadota, LIDS PhD candidate
LIDS | March 13, 2019

A PhD candidate with the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS), Igor's research is on the development and deployment of networking algorithms designed to keep information fresh in large-scale networks.

Marie Charpignon presents her research findings

Combining artificial intelligence with their passions
MIT News Office | March 8, 2019

Social and Engineering Systems (SES) student Marie Charpignon and Technology and Policy Program (TPP) student Manon Revel presented research that uses computational tools at last week's celebration for the new Schwarzman College of Computing.

Daron Acemoglu

Study: Democracy fosters economic growth
MIT News Office | March 7, 2019

A new study co-authored by MIT economist and IDSS core faculty member Daron Acemoglu studies the interplay of institutions, political systems, and economies -- and finds that democracy significantly increases development.

Dan Huttenlocher

Dan Huttenlocher named inaugural dean of MIT Schwarzman College of Computing
MIT News Office | February 21, 2019

Dan Huttenlocher SM ’84, PhD ’88 has been named the first dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing. A member of Cornell’s computer science faculty, Huttenlocher is the founding dean of Cornell Tech.

Julia Milton

Student profile: Julia Milton, TPP
TPP | February 20, 2019

A dual Technology and Policy/AeroAstro student, Julia's research focuses on developing sensors and metrics for remote telehealth systems -- helpful in remote regions, essential for astronauts in space.


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