March 20, 2017

John Tsitsiklis appointed director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems

John Tsitsiklis, an MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been appointed director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), and associate director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, effective April 1. Tsitsiklis has previously served

March 17, 2017

Brian Jones recipient of MIT Excellence Award

Brian Jones, the System Administrator for LIDS, was the winner of a 2017 MIT Excellence Award for Serving the Client, which he received in a campus-wide ceremony on March 16, 2017.

March 7, 2017

Caroline Uhler awarded 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship

Caroline Uhler has been awarded a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship.  These fellowships have been awarded since 1955 and were concieved to honor "early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as the next generation of scientific leader

March 7, 2017

Sertac Karaman awarded 2017 ONR Young Investigator Award

Sertac Karaman has been awarded the 2017 Young Investigator Award by the Office of Naval Research.  The Young Investigator Program "seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointme

March 7, 2017

Artificial data give the same results as real data — without compromising privacy

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.