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September 17, 2015

Ethical Trials, Targeted Ads

Clinical trials of new drugs or devices face a problem that most empirical inquiries don’t: They must not only provide clear data about toxicity and efficacy but also try to maximize the quality of treatment for all of the patients enrolled.

September 9, 2015

Dimitri Bertsekas Awarded 2015 SIAM/MOS George B. Dantzig Prize

Prof. Dimitri Bertsekas was awarded the 2015 SIAM/MOS George B. Dantzig prize.

September 7, 2015

Sanjoy Mitter Elected Foreign Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering

The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), founded in 1987, comprises India’s most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines.

Photo of autonomous golf cart.

September 1, 2015

Self-driving golf carts

At the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in September, members of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and their colleagues will describe an experiment conducted over six days at a large public garden in Singapore, in which self-driving golf cart

Photo of PR2 bartender-bot.

August 10, 2015

Robots collaborate to deliver meds, supplies, and even drinks

If companies like Amazon and Google have their way, soon enough we will have robots air-dropping supplies from the sky. But is our software where it needs to be to move and deliver goods in the real world?

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July 10, 2015

What buyers want

U.S. retail chains often rely on intuition in choosing which products, from a vast inventory, will sell best at stores across the nation.

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