Zeroing in on decarbonization

Wielding complex algorithms, nuclear science and engineering doctoral candidate Nestor Sepulveda spins out scenarios for combating climate change.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering | Jan. 15, 2020 | mit
~8 mins   

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Using data science to improve public policy | MIT News

MIT Policy Hackathon, run by students within MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, seeks interdisciplinary solutions to societal challenges.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | April 23, 2018
~7 mins |

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Exploring ethical dimensions of climate negotiation | MIT News

MIT researchers focus on empathy, transparency, and empowerment at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Emily Dahl | MIT Energy Initiative | Dec. 18, 2017
~13 mins |

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Noelle Selin: Tracing toxins around the world | MIT News

Atmospheric chemist takes on pollutants and the global treaties written to control them.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 22, 2017
~10 mins |

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Clearing the air | MIT News

At Plume Labs in Paris, MIT-France interns take on an invisible threat by helping to develop a wearable device that tracks indoor and outdoor air quality.

MISTI | Sept. 29, 2017
~7 mins |

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Using data to inform the connections between technology and policy | MIT News

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society research from the Technology and Policy Program highlights multidisciplinary approaches to data-driven policies.

Stefanie Koperniak | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | July 22, 2016
~14 mins |

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Making India's waste streams sustainable | MIT News

MIT researchers are developing a decision-support tool to help cities in India sustainably manage the societal and environmental impacts of their waste.

Ben Miller | Tata Center for Technology and Design | June 24, 2016
~7 mins |

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Eight from MIT awarded 2016 Fulbright grants | MIT News

Grantees will spend the 2016-2017 academic year conducting research abroad.

Julia Mongo | Global Education and Career Development | June 16, 2016
~4 mins |

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Professor Richard de Neufville honored at the White House | MIT News

Engineering professor and systems designer honored as one of the first class of White House Fellows.

Deborah Payson | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | Oct. 21, 2015
~2 mins |

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