Ivan Rudnick and family

Alumni profile: Ivan Rudnick, TPP’s 2020 Best Thesis winner
TPP | July 28, 2020

Rudnick’s research, which earned him TPP’s Best Thesis Award for 2020, offers insights into designing energy policies that could help India achieve its decarbonization goals.

Graph showing substitution rate in CN

Does ride-sharing substitute for or complement public transit?
MIT News Office | July 27, 2020

Researchers from MIT SMART's Future Urban Mobility interdisciplinary research group, including IDSS affiliate Jinhua Zhao, investigate the relationship between ride-sharing and public transit using ride-sourcing data.

Jamie Kelly

Jamie Kelly wins Superfund Externship Award
July 24, 2020

IDSS postdoc Jamie Kelly won a 2020 K.C. Donnelly Externship Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program, a part of NIH.

Tamara Broderick MIT

A fast track for machine learning
Spectrum | July 24, 2020

IDSS affiliate and EECS professor Tamara Broderick studies how machine-learning systems can be made to quantify the “known unknowns” in their predictions using Bayesian inference.

cargo containers with US and China flags

Reshoring, restructuring, and the future of supply chains
MIT Sloan | July 22, 2020

IDSS professor David Simchi-Levi and IDSS affiliate Yossi Sheffi offer their thoughts about reliance on China, the possibility of reshoring, and how supply chains will — and won’t — change in the era of COVID-19.

Image of Igor Kadota

Igor Kadota wins MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring Award
LIDS News | July 21, 2020

Kadota is a LIDS PhD candidate who researches communications networks, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, and smart factories.

Image of covid related themes

IDSS and LIDS faculty receive funding to develop artificial intelligence techniques to combat Covid-19
MIT News Office | July 20, 2020

Projects to steer how society responds to the pandemic led by Munther Dahleh, Saurabh Amin, and Asu Ozdaglar were all awarded funding by C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute.

Wind and solar power

The value of batteries as power grids integrate more renewable energy
MIT Energy Initiative | July 16, 2020

A new study from TPP/IDSS alumni Nestor Sepulveda and Jesse Jenkins finds that the economic value of battery storage increases as variable renewable sources supply more electricity.

Blue, green, yellow, red people moving

Giving robots human-like perception of their physical environments
MIT News Office | July 15, 2020

3D Dynamic Scene Graphs, a new model co-developed by Luca Carlone of LIDS, enables a robot to generate a 3D map of its surroundings that includes objects and semantic labels.

Image of phone with social media icons

Our itch to share helps spread Covid-19 misinformation
MIT News Office | July 15, 2020

A study co-authored by David Rand, a Sloan and Brain and Cognitive Sciences professor who is also an IDSS affiliate, finds "a disconnect between accuracy judgments and sharing intentions."


© MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | 77 Massachusetts Avenue | Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 | 617-253-1764 |