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ESD Digest - July 8, 2011

ESD News

ESD is pleased to welcome new joint faculty members Professor Eric Klopfer (of MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning) and Professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland (of the MIT Media Lab).

The latest BLOSSOMS newsletter is now available online here.

Publications

Rudin R, Volk L, Simon S, Bates D: “What affects clinicians’ usage of health information exchange?” Applied Clinical Informatics 2011; 2: 250-262

“Optimal Abandonment of EU Coal-fired Stations”; Luis M. Abadie, José M. Chamorro (ESD Visiting Scholar) and Mikel González-Eguino; The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation; Volume 32, Number 3

In the Media

Article about algorithm (developed by team including John Hansman) that could help prevent aircraft collisions: “Safer skies: A new algorithm could help prevent midair collisions, which involve 10 to 12 small aircraft every year” MIT News – July 5, 2011; Article picked up by R&D Magazine

Several ESD faculty members mentioned in article on MIT’s space shuttle history: “Helping space shuttles achieve liftoff: MIT has contributed 27 alumni-astronauts, plenty of earthbound expertise” MIT News – July 8, 2011

Tom Kochan quoted in piece about job cuts and the effects on economic recovery: US News & World Report – July 8, 2011

Eric Klopfer very briefly quoted in this article (at the end) about video games featuring current events: The Boston Globe – July 1, 2011


Events

Monday, July 11, 2011
SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series
“Transformation at Bank of America: An Enterprise Systems Analysis”
Daniel Wallance, SDM '11
Time: noon-1pm

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Dissertation Defense of Bob Rudin
Title: Using Information Technology to Exchange Health Information among Healthcare Providers: Measuring Usage and Understanding Value
Committee: S. Madnick (chair), D. Nightingale, P. Szolovits
Time: 10am
Location: E40-298

Tuesday, July 25, 2011
SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series
“Five Capabilities for Enterprise Change: Approaches for Integrating Continuous Improvement and Strategic Change Across Organizations”
George Roth, Principal Research Associate, MIT
Time: noon-1pm

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