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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.

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October 15, 2016

LIDS Community Picnic on Castle Island

The LIDS Community Picnic was held on Saturday, October 15th on Castle Island.  Around 30 lab members, along with their friends and family, showed up for what turned out to be a beautiful fall day.  Fort Ind

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August 4, 2016

New online course addresses data science challenges

In a world where data sets grow at an exponential rate due to new tracking mechanisms applied to everything from smartphones and televisions to online shopping and social media,

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