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Auto-tuning data science: New research streamlines machine learning
MIT News Office | December 19, 2017

A new automated machine-learning system performs as well or better than its human counterparts — and works 100 times faster.

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Prof. Jon How Named IEEE Fellow
LIDS Communication Office | December 13, 2017

LIDS professor Jonathan How, the Richard C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has been named a 2018 Control Systems Society IEEE Fellow. IEEE confers this distinction on its members in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments in their fields.

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MIT convenes researchers and policymakers for regional climate action
MIT News Office | December 12, 2017

Two-day summit on climate leadership in northeastern North America draws almost 200 to MIT.

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Asu Ozdaglar named head of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT EECS | December 8, 2017

Asu Ozdaglar, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the new department head of EECS, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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You Can Now Hail a Self-Driving Lyft in This U.S. City
Fortune | December 7, 2017

From Wednesday, some passengers in Boston were able to hail a self-driving car through their Lyft rideshare app as part of a highly anticipated trial of autonomous vehicles in the city.

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Try this! Researchers devise better recommendation algorithm
MIT News Office | December 6, 2017

Improved recommendation algorithm should work especially well when ratings data are “sparse.”

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David Simchi-Levi next Editor-in-Chief of Management Science
MIT IDSS | December 5, 2017

IDSS Professor Simchi-Levi was appointed next EiC of one of INFORMS flagship journals Management Science. Previously he was the EiC of INFORMS other leading journal, Operations Research, from 2006-2012.

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Engineering a brighter future
MIT News Office | December 4, 2017

Optimizing the design of electricity markets could make it easier to integrate renewable energy sources into the power grid.

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Members of the Industry and Systems Panel included (l-r): Piyush Gupta of Qualcomm, Swarun Kumar of Carnegie Mellon University, Mérouane Debbah of Huawei, and Christophe Fourtet of Sigfox.

Gearing up for the internet of things
MIT News Office | November 28, 2017

Workshop brings together academia and industry to explore how to prepare next-generation wireless for machine-to-machine communication.

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Helping Mexico design an effective climate policy
MIT News Office | November 17, 2017

MIT researchers are working with the Mexican government on carbon pricing options to meet the country’s climate goals under the Paris Agreement.

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