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3 Questions: Administering elections in a hyper-partisan era
MIT News | October 27, 2021

MIT professor of political science and IDSS affiliate Charles Stewart III discusses the status of US election administration.

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Noelle Selin

MIT Collaborates with Biogen on Three-Year, $7 Million Initiative to Address Climate, Health, and Equity
MIT Campaign for a Better World | October 26, 2021

“Our work with Biogen has allowed us to make progress on key questions that matter to human health and well-being under climate change,” said IDSS core faculty Noelle Selin.

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Joshua Angrist

MIT economist Joshua Angrist shares Nobel Prize
MIT News | October 12, 2021

SDSC affiliate cited for work building the foundations of “natural experiments” in economic research.

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Fishman, Ubellacker, Hughes, and Carlone win Best Student Paper Award at IROS 2021
LIDS News | October 7, 2021

IDSS core and LIDS faculty member Luca Carlone supervised research on “Dynamic Grasping with a “Soft” Drone: From Theory to Practice.”

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Kalyan Veeramachaneni

3 Questions: Kalyan Veeramachaneni on hurdles preventing fully automated machine learning
MIT News | October 6, 2021

Kalyan Veeramachaneni, LIDS principal research scientist, spoke with MIT News about the current state of automated machine learning (AutoML) and the road ahead for AutoML researchers.

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Study: Global cancer risk from burning organic matter comes from unregulated chemicals
MIT News | September 23, 2021

IDSS core faculty Noelle Selin and fellow researchers hope scientists and regulators will consider a broader class of compounds in evaluating cancer risk in new study.

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Statistical model defines ketamine anesthesia’s effects on the brain
MIT News | September 23, 2021

IDSS core faculty Emery Brown, along with fellow neuroscientists at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital, have developed a statistical framework that describes brain-state changes patients experience under ketamine-induced anesthesia.

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Why Care About Climate Change?
MIT Spectrum | September 22, 2021

IDSS affiliate John Sterman and colleagues have developed interactive climate policy simulation models grounded in peer-reviewed science; each lets people experience firsthand how various decisions affect the fate of humanity.

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New Research Busts Popular Myths About Innovation
Wall Street Journal | September 22, 2021

Using both previously untapped pools of data and new analytical methods, along with the usual tools of modern-day forecasting, researchers including IDSS affiliate Christopher Magee are taking a quantitative approach to examining how quickly technologies improve.

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Caroline Uhler

Causality in digital medicine : Q&A with Caroline Uhler and colleagues
LIDS News | September 22, 2021

IDSS core faculty Caroline Uhler and colleagues talked to Nature Communications about their research interests in causality inference and how this can provide a robust framework for digital medicine studies.

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