Manon Revel

Understanding how people make sense of information in the information age
LIDS | October 22, 2020

As a student in LIDS and SES, Manon Revel has been investigating how advertising in online publications affects trust in journalism.

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Votes in enveloppes

What are the odds your vote will not count?
MIT News | October 19, 2020

IDSS affiliate Charles Stewart's study quantifies how many mail-in ballots became “lost votes” in the 2016 U.S. federal election.

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LIDS Synthetic Data Vault

The real promise of synthetic data
MIT News | October 16, 2020

LIDS member Kalyan Veeramachaneni and his collaborators released the Synthetic Data Vault, a set of open-source tools meant to expand data access without compromising privacy.

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Electrodes attached to fingers

Statistical model improves analysis of skin conductance
MIT News | October 16, 2020

A statistical model co-created by IDSS professor Emery Brown offers insight into how changes in physical or emotional states can alter the electrical conductance of skin through sweat.

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Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu on the US tax system and automation
MIT News | October 15, 2020

IDSS professor Daron Acemoglu explains how the tax system evolved to favor capital relative to labor, and what U.S. policymakers could do to level the playing field between the two.

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Adam Berinsky

How to assess election polls
MIT SHASS | October 15, 2020

Political science professor and IDSS affiliate Adam Berinsky discusses countermeasures to election disinformation — including how to how to find and interpret trustworthy polling data.

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Vote in mailbox

How many votes will be counted after election night?
MIT News | October 15, 2020

A study co-authored by IDSS affiliate Charles Stewart measures the “blue shift” from absentee and provisional ballots, underscoring uncertainties of the 2020 vote.

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Fotini Christia

Fotini Christia named director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center
MIT News | October 14, 2020

A political science & IDSS professor, Christia will spearhead SSRC, an interdisciplinary center that studies high-impact, complex societal challenges.

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Sade Nabahe

The future of the energy workforce
October 14, 2020

TPP student Sade Nabahe is applying insights from her internship as an energy workforce policy fellow in the U.S. Senate to developing region-specific decarbonization plans with labor stakeholders.

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The price of privacy in ride-sharing app performance
MIT News | October 14, 2020

Researchers including IDSS affiliate Jinhua Zhao examine the effects of protecting user data privacy on the efficiency and service quality of ride-sharing applications.

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