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

Tags: covid-19 pandemic research media-lab idss health-sciences-and-technology sociotechnical-systems-research-center mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

MIT researchers release evaluation of solar pumps for irrigation and salt mining in India | MIT News

Study of solar pump technology use in India assesses technical performance and explores innovative business cases to increase user adoption.

Department of Urban Studies and Planning • mit
Nov. 13, 2017 ~8 min

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MIT researchers inform World Food Program work to reduce post-harvest losses | MIT News

Study of post-harvest storage technology use in Uganda assesses potential for farmer adoption, identifies supply chain challenges and solutions.

Lauren McKown | D-Lab • mit
Feb. 23, 2017 ~8 min

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Tackling society’s big problems with systems theory | MIT News

Ali Jadbabaie seeks to optimize large-scale systems, from social networks to teams of people or devices.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 14, 2016 ~6 min

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3Q: Fotini Christia and Ali Jadbabaie on researching the dynamics of sociopolitcal change | MIT News

MIT faculty discuss how a multidisciplinary, multi-university collaboration helps us understand the mechanics of social and political change.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
Oct. 14, 2016 ~9 min

Tags:  conflict  school-of-engineering  global  faculty  technology-and-society  international-initiatives  collaboration  3-questions  idss  civil-and-environmental-engineering  political-science  shass  sociotechnical-systems-research-center

One year on, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society looks ahead | MIT News

Event and new IDSS projects will provide insights into some of society's most pressing data challenges.

Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
Sept. 19, 2016 ~4 min

Tags:  big-data  data  research  idss  laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids  analytics  sociotechnical-systems-research-center  systems-engineering

MIT-USAID program releases technology evaluation of water test kits | MIT News

Study of water test kits used in Gujarat, India, assesses suitability, scalability, and sustainability.

Lauren McKown | D-Lab • mit
Aug. 23, 2016 ~10 min

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Book launch: "System Architecture: Strategy and Product Development for Complex Systems" | MIT News

New book from MIT faculty and alumni provides a summary of the field of system architecture.

Engineering Systems Division • mit
May 4, 2015 ~2 min

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Spring 2015 LIDS Seminar Series with SSRC | MIT News

Sociotechnical Systems Research Center • mit
Feb. 24, 2015 ~1 min

Tags:  policy  statistics  school-of-engineering  special-events-and-guest-speakers  laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids  sociotechnical-systems-research-center

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