MIT researchers publish new study on social learning dynamics

MIT researchers publish new study on social learning dynamics

Prof. Sandy Pentland (Media Lab and IDSS) and Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum (Brain and Cognitive Sciences) are among the co-authors of “Bayesian collective learning emerges from heuristic social learning” to be published in the July 2021 edition of Cognition. The paper draws on data from eToro, a social financial trading tool and sheds new light on how…

Systems theory for society's big problems

Systems theory for society's big problems

Ali Jadbabaie seeks to optimize large-scale systems, from social networks to teams of people or devices. 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.…