LIDS student Enric Boix part of 2020 Siebel Scholar cohort
MIT News Office | November 18, 2019

Honored for their academic achievements, leadership, and commitments to addressing crucial global challenges, the MIT students are among 93 Siebel Scholars from 16 institutions in the US, China, France, Italy, and Japan.

Valerie Karplus

Valerie Karplus receives Clean Energy Education & Empowerment award
US DOE | November 14, 2019

Karplus (TPP '08, ES '11), an assistant professor at MIT Sloan and "expert on China’s energy system," was recognized by the the U.S. Department of Energy for her leadership and achievements in clean energy education.


Blockchain isn’t as unbreakable as you think
MIT Sloan Management Review | November 13, 2019

Before exploring ways to use blockchain in business, managers should know where its vulnerabilities lie, argues IDSS affiliate and MIT Sloan professor Stuart Madnick.

Cathy Wu accepting her Best PhD Dissertation award at IEEE ITSS

Cathy Wu wins IEEE ITSS Best PhD Dissertation Award
November 12, 2019

Wu, a LIDS faculty member who shares an appointment with IDSS and Civil and Environmental Engineering, was awarded first prize for her dissertation 'Learning and Optimization for Mixed Autonomy Systems - A Mobility Context.'

There are more than 20,000 pieces of debris larger than a softball orbiting the Earth.

Sustainability rating for space could help keep junk out of the sky
Living Lab Radio on WCAI | November 12, 2019

Space should be treated like a world heritage site argues Danielle Wood (TPP '08), who leads the Space Enabled Research Group at the M.I.T. Media Lab.


Economics for hard times
MIT News Office | November 12, 2019

IDSS affiliate and recent Nobel laureate Esther Duflo examines what we know about the global economy and how to improve it in a new book co-written with fellow Nobel winner and MIT economist Abhijit Banerjee.

A new report from MIT outlines how companies in the fossil fuel business can make better use of scenarios to show their vulnerabilities, as well as their opportunities, in a world facing major climate change.

MIT report provides guidance on climate-related financial disclosures
MIT News Office | November 7, 2019

Recent Technology and Policy Program alum Erik Landry, now a research associate at MIT, is lead author on a report that makes recommendations which could help companies deliver more useful disclosures to investors on the risks they face due to climate change.


Study: Heavily minority precincts endured longer wait times to cast ballots in 2018
Washington Post | November 6, 2019

A study by researchers including IDSS affiliate and MIT Political Science professor Charles Stewart III shows how election data can help administrators improve wait times.


Technique helps robots find the front door
MIT News Office | November 6, 2019

Engineers including Jonathan How of LIDS have developed a navigation method that enables a robot to use clues in its environment to plan out a route to its destination.

Model alerts driverless cars when it’s safest to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views

Better autonomous “reasoning” at tricky intersections
MIT News Office | November 5, 2019

Researchers including Sertac Karaman from the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) have built a model that alerts driverless cars when it’s safest to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed views.


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