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Munther Dahleh

April 8, 2015

Deans announce new Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

What do data scientists and social scientists have in common? Not nearly enough — yet.

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November 14, 2014

Recommendation Theory

Devavrat Shah’s group at MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) specializes in analyzing how social networks process information.

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October 21, 2014

MIT computer scientists can predict the price of Bitcoin

Scientists have crunched data to predict crime, hospital visits, and government uprisings — so why not the price of Bitcoin?

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October 1, 2014

Asu Ozdaglar appointed Director of LIDS

The following email was sent to faculty and staff associated with the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) by Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering, and Munther A. Dahleh, acting director of the Engineering Systems Division. Dear LIDS Colleagues,

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September 20, 2014

Dimitri Bertsekas is a 2014 winner of the Khachiyan Prize

Prof. Dimitri Bertsekas is the 2014 winner of the Khachiyan Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society.

August 21, 2014

Delivery by drone

In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of flying robots might serve as autonomous messengers that shuttle packages to custom