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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.

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.