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Technological progress alone won’t stem resource use
MIT News Office | January 19, 2017

Research by Chris Magee and co-author finds no evidence of an overall reduction in the world’s consumption of materials.

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Rethinking how we get around
MIT News Office | January 13, 2017

Paul Kishimoto, a PhD student in IDSS, probes the future of transportation in China.

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Trancik Lab: From Data to Action
MIT Scope | January 13, 2017

The Trancik Lab uses data models to answer questions about energy technologies from photovoltaics to electric cars.

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Sertac Karaman receives IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Career Award
IEEE - Robotics & Automation Society | January 12, 2017

Karaman honored "for contributions to motion planning and control algorithms for robots and autonomous vehicles."

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IDSS Job Opportunities
MIT IDSS | January 3, 2017

Learn more about IDSS faculty and postdoctoral opportunities at: https://idss.mit.edu/about-us/opportunities/.

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Driverless platoons
MIT News Office | December 21, 2016

Paper co-authored by Sertac Karaman indicates autonomous trucks that drive in packs could save time and fuel.

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Data diversity
MIT News Office | December 19, 2016

Researchers, including Stefanie Jegelka and Suvrit Sra, recently presented a new algorithm that makes the selection of diverse subsets much more practical.

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MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector
MIT News Office | December 15, 2016

Experts call for regulatory, policy, and market transformation to realize potential of distributed energy technologies. (Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga is one of the study's PIs, and a number of IDSS students are on the research team.)

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Evaluating voter experience
MIT News Office | December 8, 2016

Research from Charles Stewart III finds that wait times at polls in the 2016 election improved significantly in several key states.

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Study: Mobile-money services lift Kenyans out of poverty
MIT News Office | December 8, 2016

Tavneet Suri is co-author of a new paper showing that mobile-money services have had notable long-term effects on poverty reduction in Kenya—especially among female-headed households—and have inspired a surprising occupation shift among women.

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