Emery Brown

Understanding going under
MIT Technology Review | February 21, 2023

By unlocking the secrets of anesthesia, Professor and IDSS core faculty Emery Brown could help shed light on brain diseases, hibernation, and possibly even human consciousness.

Luca Carlone

Luca Carlone named as 2023 Sloan Research Fellow
LIDS News | February 16, 2023

Nine from MIT receive annual award honoring early-career researchers for creativity, innovation, and research accomplishments.

A close-up of the Motivational Tapestry

Surfacing the stories hidden in migration data
Metropolis | February 15, 2023

'Motivational Tapestry' exhibition from lead designer Sarah Williams, director of the Civic Data Design Lab and IDSS affiliate, explores individual migrants' motivations for undertaking the arduous journey from Central America to the United States, showcasing the deep layers of the data in ways that allow its human facets to surface. 

David Simchi-Levi

David Simchi-Levi elected to the National Academy of Engineering for 2023
MIT News Office | February 14, 2023

One of seven MIT researchers elected, Simchi-Levi — an IDSS core faculty member and professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering — was honored for 'contributions using optimization and stochastic modeling to enhance supply chain management and operations.'


Design for anything and everything
MIT Spectrum | February 10, 2023

Across MIT, researchers apply disciplined approaches to form and function. IDSS core faculty Luca Carlone and his team work to help robots navigate the world with ease, the way humans do.

chatgpt generating text on a computer screen

What’s wrong with ChatGPT?
Project Syndicate | February 10, 2023

IDSS core faculty Daron Acemoglu considers the potential impacts of AI use by corporations on workers, consumers and investors.

Munther Dahleh speaks to a class at BREIT in Peru.

IDSS and BREIT establish Fortunato and Catalina Brescia Fellowship
February 6, 2023

An endowed gift from IDSS Strategic Partner BREIT will provide financial support for IDSS graduate students.

Esther Duflo meets with students

“Every time I meet with her, I feel like I have wings.”
MIT News Office | February 3, 2023

MIT Professor and IDSS affiliate Esther Duflo honored as Committed to Caring for fostering graduate student skills and ambition.

Devavrat Shah speaking over Zoom to MM SDS learners

Democratizing education: Bringing MIT excellence to the masses
February 2, 2023

The MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science, with over 1,000 credential holders, brings MIT excellence to learners around the world.

A group of people holding certificates stand on Killian Court in front of the MIT dome.

MicroMasters learners from UTEC Uruguay visit MIT
January 30, 2023

Learners from UTEC Uruguay, an IDSS Strategic Partner in Education, visited the MIT campus in the fall to celebrate completing the MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science.


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