China’s new policies will lower CO2 emissions faster, without preventing economic growth
MIT News Office | February 9, 2016

A new study co-authored by Sloan assistant professor Valerie Karplus (TPP and Engineering Systems PhD alum) shows that China’s new efforts to price carbon could lower the country’s carbon dioxide emissions significantly without impeding economic development over the next three decades.


Voice-analytics software helps customer-service reps build rapport with customers
MIT News Office | January 25, 2016

Sandy Pentland is co-founder of MIT spinout Cogito, which Cogito has developed voice-analytics software for call centers.


Cutting down runway queues
MIT News Office | January 14, 2016

Hamsa Balakrishnan and colleagues have developed a model that predicts how long a plane will wait before takeoff, given weather conditions, runway traffic, and incoming and outgoing flight schedules. The model may help air traffic controllers direct departures more efficiently, minimizing runway congestion.


Preparing for large-scale solar deployment
MIT Energy Initiative / MIT News | December 30, 2015

Deploying solar power at the scale needed to alleviate climate change will pose serious challenges for today’s electric power system, finds a study performed by researchers at MIT and the Institute for Research and Technology (ITT) at Comillas University in Spain.


Reductions in mercury emissions should lead to economic benefits
MIT News Office | December 28, 2015

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, MIT researchers report that global action on reducing mercury emissions will lead to twice the economic benefits for the U.S., compared with domestic action, by 2050.


IDSS faculty awarded IEEE Control Systems Society’s 2015 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award
December 22, 2015

Daron Acemoglu, Munzer Dahleh, and Emilio Frazzoli (together with collaborators Giacomo Como from Lund University and Ketan Savla from USC) have been awarded the IEEE Control Systems Society's 2015 George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award for their paper, “Robust Distributed Routing in Dynamical Networks–Part II: Strong Resilience, Equilibrium Selection and Cascaded Failures." The award recognizes the best paper published in the past two years in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. It was presented at the CSS Awards Ceremony at the 2015 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) in Japan.


Caroline Uhler awarded the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization
MIT EECS website | December 21, 2015

The 2015 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization was presented to Professor Caroline Uhler in support of her research proposal entitled, "Bayesian Gaussian Graphical Model Selection and Ocean Energy Utilization."

Noelle Selin

Noelle Selin named among the first Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellows at AAAS
AAAS website | December 21, 2015

Prof. Noelle Selin has been named among the first cohort of 15 fellows. All are climate scientists with an interest in promoting dialogue between science and society.


History in the making: The outcome of the Paris climate change negotiations
MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT News | December 21, 2015

Noelle Selin and Jessika Trancik participated in recent panel of MIT experts discussing outcomes of the Paris climate negotiations.


Emery Brown among MIT faculty named 2015 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
MIT School of Engineering, MIT School of Science, MIT News | December 21, 2015

Four MIT faculty members have been named 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Prof. Emery Brown is the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Neuroscience in the MIT School of Science and School of Engineering and the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; associate director of the MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science; and professor of health sciences and technology at MIT. His lab investigates neural signal processing algorithms and seeks to understand general anesthesia.


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