Examining the social impact of Covid-19

Survey from the Saxe Lab aims to measure the toll of social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
April 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 psychology pandemic wellbeing social-networks research community school-of-science technology-and-society brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute

Try this! Researchers devise better recommendation algorithm | MIT News

Improved recommendation algorithm should work especially well when ratings data are “sparse.”

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 6, 2017 ~8 min

Tags:  machine-learning  artificial-intelligence  social-networks  data  research  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  algorithms  laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids

Using sensors and social networks to make slopes safer | MIT News

Alumni aim to make outdoor sports safer through gathering data and building a real-time social network.

Mary Beth O'Leary | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
July 10, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  social-media  startups  social-networks  sensors  apps  invention  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  alumniae  sloan-school-of-management  sports-and-fitness

Strength in numbers | MIT News

PhD student Dean Knox studies social networks and how individuals use them to access government goods and services.

Sarah C. Baldwin | Department of Political Science • mit
Feb. 17, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  social-networks  data  profile  research  government  students  graduate-postdoctoral  political-science  shass  analytics

Exploring networks efficiently | MIT News

Analysis of ant colony behavior could yield better algorithms for network communication.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office • mit
July 13, 2016 ~8 min

Tags:  social-media  robots  biology  social-networks  ecology  networks  research  behavior  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-technology  algorithms  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail

Cities of tomorrow | MIT News

New book by Senseable City Lab researchers presents vision of data-driven urban design.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 5, 2016 ~5 min

Tags:  cities  internet-of-things  big-data  social-networks  networks  sensors  transportation  school-of-architecture-and-planning  urban-studies-and-planning  faculty  books-and-authors

3 Questions: Sherry Turkle on “Reclaiming Conversation” | MIT News

MIT professor talks about our need for face-to-face dialogue, in families, classrooms, and workplaces.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 17, 2015 ~11 min

Tags:  social-networks  social-sciences  research  faculty  technology-and-society  books-and-authors  program-in-sts  shass

Breaking down social networks in a city | MIT News

New research finds urban social networks are not determined geographically, but socially.

Kelsey Damrad | Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
June 10, 2015 ~6 min

Tags:  cities  big-data  social-networks  research  school-of-engineering  urban-studies-and-planning  civil-and-environmental-engineering

Social circles | MIT News

MIT study details the degree to which urban movement is linked to social activity.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 26, 2015 ~5 min

Tags:  cities  big-data  social-networks  research  school-of-engineering  urban-studies-and-planning  technology-and-society  national-science-foundation-nsf  civil-and-environmental-engineering  engineering-systems

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