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Fighting online extremists with machine learning
MIT Sloan Newsroom | April 6, 2017

LIDS alum Tauhid Zaman and his student Christopher Marks have built a model to predict which Twitter users likely belonged to ISIS, allowing those accounts to be pre-emptively identified and shut down.

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What makes this the hottest class at MIT?
The Boston Globe | April 6, 2017

Tommi Jaakkola and Regina Barzilay talk about their popular Introduction to Machine Learning class.

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Multi-university effort will advance materials, define the future of mobility
School of Engineering / MIT News | April 3, 2017

With support from the Toyota Research Institute, MIT faculty will focus on next-generation energy storage. (Suvrit Sra working on a project as part of this initiative.)

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Paper co-authored by Daron Acemoglu examines impact of automation on U.S. job market
The Economist | April 1, 2017

Researchers found that “between 1990 and 2007, each industrial robot added per thousand workers reduced employment in America by nearly six workers.”

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For the sake of safe self-driving cars, companies need to share data
The Boston Globe | March 31, 2017

Prof. Sertac Karaman and postdoc Lex Fridman speak with Boston Globe columnist Scott Kirsner about why companies developing self-driving cars should share data.

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Faster page loads
MIT News | March 29, 2017

System allocates data center bandwidth more fairly, so no part of a webpage lags behind others. (Paper co-written by Devavrat Shah.)

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MIT experts urge Trump administration to take immediate action on cybersecurity
CSAIL / MIT News | March 28, 2017

Report warns of hacking risk to electric grid, oil pipelines, and other critical infrastructure.

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Celebrating 25 years of MIT-JR East Railway partnership
CEE / MIT News | March 27, 2017

Joseph Sussman honored for his 25 years of service as JR East Professor.

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2017 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Ilan Lobel, New York University (Stern)
Poets & Quants | March 26, 2017

LIDS alum Ilan Lobel named one of "Best 40 Under 40" Professors by Poets & Quants.

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“Virtual batteries” could lead to cheaper, cleaner power
MIT News Office | March 24, 2017

New research suggests that coordinating smart appliances and electric cars may help balance supply and demand in the power grid.

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