January 17, 2017

Optimizing the New Networks

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.

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January 11, 2017

Sertac Karaman awarded the IEEE RAS Early Career Award

Professor Sertac Karaman has been awarded the 2017 RAS Early Career Award from the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society for "contributions to motion planning

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December 20, 2016

Driverless platoons

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.

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December 16, 2016

Data diversity

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.

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November 14, 2016

Tackling society’s big problems with systems theory

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.

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October 21, 2016

Automating big-data analysis

Last year, MIT researchers presented a system that automated a crucial step in big-data analysis: the selection of a “feature set,” or aspects of the data that are useful for making predictions.