Characterizing social networks

(Image: Adobe Stock) MIT researchers developed a new measure to understand whether homophily occurred in group interactions. Their work can help identify when certain characteristics are important for predicting if groups will interact in the future.

Growing Our Organ Supply

SES student Hammaad Adam’s novel data set ‘ORCHID’ can help increase the supply of organs for transplants, saving lives and improving health equity. For those in need of one, an organ transplant is a matter of life and death. Every year, the miraculous medical procedure gives thousands of people with...

Using social media to raise awareness of women’s resources

(Image: iStock) The Covid-19 pandemic created a global increase in domestic violence against women. Now, an MIT-led experiment designed with that fact in mind shows that some forms of social media can increase awareness among women about where to find resources and support for addressing domestic violence. The randomized experiment,...

Connection Science Research in the News

In the paper "Behavioral changes during the COVID-19 pandemic decreased income diversity of urban encounters" Connection Science researchers used mobility data gathered across four major U.S. cities — Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle — to find the diversity of urban encounters diminished significantly during the pandemic. Read coverage in...

Richard Braatz to lead a new center for continuous mRNA manufacturing

A pilot-scale system, enabled by an $82 million award from the FDA, aims to accelerate the development and production of mRNA technologies. The engineering challenges will be tackled by researchers at MIT as well as collaborators at Penn State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute