Finding patterns in the noise

Using novel computational approaches, graduate student Sean Liu develops better tools for analyzing data.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Oct. 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 china pandemic data profile research students graduate-postdoctoral school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science


Tracking emissions in China

Evaluating a 2014 policy change yields some good news and some concerns.

Nancy Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 30, 2019 ~13 min

Tags: energy pollution china economics policy emissions research government sloan-school-of-management business-and-management mit-energy-initiative

MIT Energy Initiative report charts pathways for sustainable personal transportation

Technological innovations, policies, and behavioral changes will all be needed to reach Paris climate agreement targets.

Kathryn Luu | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Nov. 19, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: cities sustainability energy china policy infrastructure electric-vehicles emissions research autonomous-vehicles automobiles mit-energy-initiative-mitei alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change oil-and-gas


Pathways to a low-carbon China

Study projects a key role for carbon capture and storage.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
July 8, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change energy environment china economics policy carbon-dioxide greenhouse-gases emissions research technology-and-society mit-energy-initiative alternative-energy joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change

Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism

By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental disorders.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 12, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: crispr neuroscience autism china broad-institute research school-of-engineering school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute genome-editing

Scientists discover the source of new CFC emissions

Despite global phase-out, the ozone-depleting chemical is still in production in eastern China.

Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
May 23, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: environment pollution china emissions research school-of-science eaps joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change ozone

The (evolving) art of war

In new book, political scientist Taylor Fravel uncovers the modern history of Chinese military strategy.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 8, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: china social-sciences research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty political-science books-and-authors international-relations sciences

Commerce and coercion

When responding to disputes with foreign powers, China does not speak with one voice, political science doctoral candidate Kacie Miura finds.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
March 29, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: china policy graduate research asia students school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science international-relations postdoctoral

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