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At the intersection of industry and academia
MIT CEE / MIT News | March 23, 2017

Article on recent Infrastructure, Smart Cities and Transportation Workshop, which featured some IDSS faculty.

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Making better decisions when outcomes are uncertain
MIT News Office | March 22, 2017

A simple statistical trick could help make a ubiquitous model of decision processes more accurate.

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John Tsitsiklis appointed director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS)
School of Engineering / MIT News | March 21, 2017

Professor of electrical engineering and computer science will also take on the new role of associate director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society.

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Robots might be saving the world from a demographic disaster
Business Insider Nordic | March 20, 2017

Research finds that an aging population does not necessarily lead to slower economic growth.

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Michael Davidson wins a best poster award in AAAS Student Poster Competition
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | March 17, 2017

Michael Davidson (TPP '14 and engineering systems PhD candidate) received a best poster award in the social sciences category. The poster highlights hidden costs in China’s coal plant upgrade.

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In Search of a Perfect Team at Work
The Wall Street Journal | March 14, 2017

Article cites research of Sandy Pentland's Human Dynamics Lab.

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TPP student awarded Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship
March 13, 2017

Anna Waldman-Brown has been selected to be part of the 2017 Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship program.

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Study: Volkswagen’s excess emissions will lead to 1,200 premature deaths in Europe
MIT News Office | March 9, 2017

Paper co-authored by TPP student Guillaume Chossière examines the health impact of 2.6 million cars installed with "defeat devices," sold in Germany under Volkswagen Group’s brands VW, Audi, Skoda, and Seat.

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Endor emerges from MIT research with unique predictive analytics tech
TechCrunch | March 8, 2017

Company co-founded by Sandy Pentland has developed a predictive analytics cloud service based on the concept of "social physics."

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Artificial data give the same results as real data—without compromising privacy
IDSS / MIT News Office | March 6, 2017

Research from Kalyan Veeramachaneni and team finds that data scientists can use synthetic data to develop and test data science algorithms and models.

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