Unlocking the Power of Cellphone-Generated Mobility Data to Benefit Neighborhoods

Prof. Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland and Research Scientist Esteban Moro engage in collaborative effort with scientists from Northeastern funded by the National Science Foundation. The team will build a public mobility data platform for the Boston area that will help neighborhoods and communities use cellphone-generated data to address issues of social...

New leadership at MIT’s Center for Biomedical Innovation

Stacy Springs named executive director; Richard Braatz is associate faculty director of CBI. The center’s collaborative research model accelerates innovation in biotechnology and biomedical research, drawing on the expertise of faculty and researchers in MIT’s schools of Engineering and Science, the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, and the MIT Sloan...

Introducing Data Nation

IDSS Faculty and industry experts unpack how data can be used to lead, mislead, manipulate, and inform the public’s viewpoints and decisions. In Data Nation, the podcast produced in collaboration with Voxtopica, our faculty engages in conversations with industry experts on how to find solutions for these problems.

Technology Roadmapping and Development by Olivier L. De Weck

Prof de Weck's new textbook explains Technology Roadmapping, in both its development and practice, and illustrates the underlying theory of, and empirical evidence for, technologic evolution over time afforded by this strategy.  Prof de Weck gives a complete review of the principles, methods, and tools of technology management for organizations...

Connection Science Group winners of Stanford Strengthening Democracy Challenge

This intervention presented participants with data showing that rival partisans do not hold as strong of anti-democratic attitudes as participants likely assumed. For example, Republicans were shown data on Democrats’ low support for several anti-democratic practices. Team members included Alia Braley & Gabriel Lenz (UC-Berkeley), Dhaval Adjodah, Hossein Rahnama, &...

How artificial intelligence can help combat systemic racism

MLK Visiting Professor S. Craig Watkins looks beyond algorithm bias to an AI future where models more effectively deal with systemic inequality. Watkins, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and the founding director of the Institute for Media Innovation​, researches the impacts of media and data-based systems...

Racial equity and data science

SSRC Director Fotini Christia introduces a new MIT-wide effort to address systemic racism with social science and computation, launched by IDSS.