IDSS graduates Hanwei Li, Qi Yang, and Jinglong Zhao

The 2022 graduates of IDSS
June 5, 2022

Congrats to the IDSS graduates of 2022, from our PhDs in Social & Engineering Systems and Statistics, Master's students in the Technology and Policy Program, and undergrads who minored in Statistics and Data Science.


When politics is local in the Middle East
MIT News | June 3, 2022

Study led by IDSS professor Fotini Christia suggests sectarian identity in the region is tied to domestic matters, not a larger, transnational religious split.

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Compared To Gas-Powered, Electric Vehicles Cut Greenhouse Emissions Over 30%
Forbes | May 31, 2022

IDSS professor Jessika Trancik discusses carbon emissions and the website she and her research group developed that lets consumers compare vehicles against climate change mitigation targets.

Professor Emery Brown

Emery Brown wins a share of 2022 Gruber Neuroscience Prize
MIT News Office | May 27, 2022

IDSS core faculty member and three other scientists recognized for advancing statistical, theoretical analyses of neuroscience data.

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Should the federal government spend more money on conducting elections?
Fast Company | May 24, 2022

A report from the MIT Election Data and Science Lab, directed by IDSS affiliate Professor Charles Stewart III “examines the federal government’s history of election spending — and suggests ways it could consider dispersing monies to help underfunded election administrators."

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AI can identify race from medical images with no indications of race detectable by humans
MIT News | May 20, 2022

The study is co-led by ICSR Healthcare lead Marzyeh Ghassemi, who also works on research led by SES student Hammaad Adam showing that models can identify race from clinical notes stripped of explicit race indicators.

Sarah Cen

Living better with algorithms
MIT News Office | May 18, 2022

LIDS student Sarah Cen explores the interplay between humans and artificial intelligence systems, to help build accountability and trust.

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On the road to cleaner, greener, and faster driving
MIT News Office | May 17, 2022

Researchers including senior author and IDSS faculty Cathy Wu use artificial intelligence to help autonomous vehicles avoid idling at red lights.

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Engineers use artificial intelligence to capture the complexity of breaking waves
MIT News Office | May 2, 2022

Model predictions, from study author and IDSS affiliate Themis Sapsis, should help researchers improve ocean climate simulations and hone the design of offshore structures.

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MIT announces plans for presidential search
MIT News Office | April 29, 2022

Search committee members are named; John Jarve ’78, SM ’79 will lead the process.


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