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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Why You’re Not Getting Value from Your Data Science
Harvard Business Review | December 7, 2016

Piece by Kalyan Veeramachaneni considers what it might take for businesses to realize the full potential of their data repositories with machine learning.

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MIT announces MITx MicroMasters program in development economics, with path to full master’s degree
Office of Digital Learning / MIT News | December 5, 2016

Esther Duflo co-created this program with Abhijit Banerjee and Ben Olken.

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Four MIT students named Schwarzman Scholars
Office of Distinguished Fellowships / MIT News | December 2, 2016

TPP student Alix de Monts selected as a Schwarzman Scholar and will pursue a year of study and leadership training at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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