Street Smart: How IDSS researchers are shaping our urban future
IDSS | May 25, 2016

IDSS researchers across domains are contributing to the study, understanding, and improvement of smart cities around the world.

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Carbon pricing under binding political constraints
MIT Energy Initiative / MIT News | May 25, 2016

In a new working paper IDSS doctoral candidate Jesse Jenkins and Assistant Professor Valerie Karplus (Sloan) discuss the political obstacles facing efforts to price carbon emissions.

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Richard Larson talks about how to improve TSA lines
MIT IDSS | May 24, 2016

Richard Larson (a.k.a. "Dr. Queue") comments on how to improve airport security lines in recent media coverage.

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MIT Sloan conference to focus on big data
MIT Sloan | May 2, 2016

IDSS faculty Andrew Lo and Sandy Pentland and IDSS executive director Elizabeth Bruce will speak at “Big Data: Shaping the Future of Latin America” in Bogotá, Colombia on May 26.

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The political hurdles facing a carbon tax—and how to overcome them
Vox | May 2, 2016

Coverage of working paper by Jesse Jenkins (TPP alum and Engineering Systems PhD candidate) and Valerie Karplus (TPP and Engineering Systems alum).

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New study by Andrew Lo on a trading strategy based on views posted on Twitter
BloombergTechnology | April 26, 2016

A new working paper overseen by Andrew Lo indicates a trading strategy based on views posted on Twitter prior to Federal Reserve policy meetings regularly turned a profit.

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New technologies challenge old assumptions about the electric grid
MIT Energy Initiative / WNPR | April 26, 2016

MIT Technology & Policy Program alum and Engineering Systems PhD student Jesse Jenkins talks to WNPR about the new MITEI Utility of the Future study.

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Victor Chernozhukov among six MIT faculty members elected to the AAAS
MIT News | April 21, 2016

Victor Chernozhukov, professor of economics and core faculty member of IDSS, is among six MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Self-driving cars, meet rubber duckies
MIT CSAIL / MIT News | April 20, 2016

A spring class taught by Andrea Censi and Liam Paull aims to create a fleet of 50 duckie-adorned, self-driving taxis that can navigate the roads of a model city with just a single on-board camera and no pre-programmed maps.

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Cambridge-based startup to soon test its driverless car tech
The Boston Globe | April 12, 2016

Startup nuTonomy (led by Emilio Frazzoli) seeks to develop autonomous cars.

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