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

The real promise of synthetic data

MIT researchers release the Synthetic Data Vault, a set of open-source tools meant to expand data access without compromising privacy.

Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems • mit
Oct. 16, 2020 ~9 min

Evaluating battery revenues for offshore wind farms using advanced modeling

MIT researchers reveal inadequacies in current battery models.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Sept. 21, 2020 ~7 min

MIT Energy Initiative awards eight seed fund grants for early-stage MIT energy research

Annual MITEI awards support research on battery storage, smart grids, and carbon emissions reduction.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
June 30, 2020 ~9 min

A data-driven response to a pandemic

Isolat, a volunteer collaboration organized by the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, informs coronavirus policy by analyzing data associated with the pandemic.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
May 15, 2020 ~10 min

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

Model beats Wall Street analysts in forecasting business financials

Using limited data, this automated system predicts a company’s quarterly sales.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 19, 2019 ~8 min

System helps smart devices find their position

Connected devices can now share position information, even in noisy, GPS-denied areas.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 2, 2019 ~9 min

IDSS hosts inaugural Learning for Dynamics and Control conference

L4DC explored an emerging scientific area at the intersection of real-time physical data, machine learning, control theory, and optimization.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
July 10, 2019 ~5 min

Making wireless communication more energy efficient

Along with studying theory, "it's also important to me that the work we are doing will help to solve real-world problems,” says LIDS student Omer Tanovic.

Greta Friar | Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems • mit
July 3, 2019 ~10 min

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