Making smart thermostats more efficient

A smart thermostat quickly learns to optimize building microclimates for both energy consumption and user preference.

Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems • mit
Dec. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Making data-informed Covid-19 testing plans

A new web-friendly modeling tool helps organizations build tailored Covid-19 testing strategies that can save money and reduce coronavirus spread.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
Dec. 15, 2020 ~7 min

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An interdisciplinary approach to sustainable PPE

United under the Sustainability Incubator Fund, researchers strategize sustainable sourcing solution for crises at the local and global level.

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~8 min

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Testing sewage to home in on Covid-19

Letting an algorithm decide which maintenance holes to test for evidence of coronavirus could improve pandemic containment efforts.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
Oct. 28, 2020 ~5 min

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Fotini Christia named director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center

Political science professor will spearhead the Institute’s interdisciplinary center that studies high-impact, complex societal challenges.

Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing • mit
Oct. 14, 2020 ~3 min

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Modeling the impact of testing, tracing, and quarantine

A new model suggests a plan to keep Covid-19 within the capacity of the health-care system while reopening economic activities.

Sociotechnical Systems Research Center | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
Sept. 8, 2020 ~7 min

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Study: State-level adoption of renewable energy standards saves money and lives

MIT researchers review renewable energy and carbon pricing policies as states consider repealing or relaxing renewable portfolio standards.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Jan. 22, 2020 ~13 min

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Sending clearer signals

Associate Professor Yury Polyanskiy is working to keep data flowing as the “internet of things” becomes a reality.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2020 ~9 min

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