March 7, 2017
Although data scientists can gain great insights from large data sets — and can ultimately use these insights to tackle major challenges — accomplishing this is much easier said than done.
January 17, 2017
In the age of mobile phones, new sources of information can help us reduce urban traffic congestion—if we have suitably deep insights into how to best exploit the information, says Asu Ozdaglar, MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science.
January 11, 2017
Professor Sertac Karaman has been awarded the 2017 RAS Early Career Award from the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society for "contributions to motion planning
December 20, 2016
As driverless cars merge into our transportation system in the coming years, some researchers believe autonomous vehicles may save fuel by trailing each other in large platoons.
December 16, 2016
When data sets get too big, sometimes the only way to do anything useful with them is to extract much smaller subsets and analyze those instead.
November 14, 2016
Some of the biggest issues facing humanity — from global climate change, to water and power infrastructure, to monetary systems, social networks, and other complex systems — involve massive amounts of data that are daunting to analysts and policymakers.