Empowering African farmers with data

Research from the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society aims to help African farmers increase their production and profits with better prediction.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | May 30, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: food agriculture data economics funding africa school-of-engineering idss research collaboration

Building a community for statistics and data science at MIT and beyond

Third annual MIT Statistics and Data Science conference gathers a growing interdisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | May 10, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: special-events-and-guest-speakers statistics data idss research economics algorithms electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty

A new method identifies opportunities to learn and adapt to changing temperature and precipitation trends.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change | April 22, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change idss climate-change infrastructure policy water sustainability eaps africa research

Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power

Researchers uncover the factors that have caused photovoltaic module costs to drop by 99 percent.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 20, 2018 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: idss research solar energy renewable-energy alternative-energy climate-change technology-and-society economics policy department-of-energy-doe school-of-engineering manufacturing

Study: Impact of mercury-controlling policies shrinks with every five-year delay

Toxin will accumulate in the environment, particularly in remote regions, as countries delay implementing emissions controls.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Nov. 1, 2018 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: pollution climate climate-change eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences emissions environment health idss research school-of-science

Noelle Selin named director of the MIT Technology and Policy Program | MIT News

Selin will spearhead the master's program for students whose research addresses societal challenges at the intersection of technology and policy.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | Aug. 24, 2018
~4 mins |

Tags:  faculty  technology-and-society  policy  pollution  political-science  government  idss  eaps  school-of-engineering  school-of-science

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