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ESD Digest - July 22, 2011

ESD News

Robert Rudin successfully defended his dissertation, "Using Information Technology to Exchange Health Information among Healthcare Providers: Measuring Usage and Understanding Value." (Committee: S. Madnick (chair), D. Nightingale, P. Szolovits)

Saudi Aramco and Sultan ibn Abdulaziz Science and Technology Center (Scitech) are teaming up with BLOSSOMS to produce 20 new video modules to be placed on the BLOSSOMS website. Read more here.

The minutes of and presentations from the most recent annual CESUN meeting, held May 3-4, 2011 at Stevens Institute of Technology are now available on the CESUN website.

The ESD Doctoral Alumni Symposium will be on September 16, 2011. ESD faculty, doctoral alumni, and current doctoral students are invited to join us as we explore the impacts of ESD’s first hundred doctoral graduates on academia, government, and industry. Details are online.

In the Media

Missy Cummings featured in Boston Globe article about UAVs: “The sky’s the limit” – The Boston Globe – July 18, 2011

Bryan Reimer (of the New England University Transportation Center at MIT) talks about police lights and driving safety: “Police Lights Play Role In Officer, Driver Safety: Local Departments Make Changes, But Not State Police” – WCVB-TV Boston – July 19, 2011 (article and video)

Dava Newman featured in article on space exploration: “MIT professor wants NASA to return to exploration” – Cambridge Chronicle – July 22, 2011

Sandy Pentland quoted in article on new intelligence program “Nexus 7”: “Inside the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Secret Afghan Spy Machine” – Brookings Institution website (via Wired magazine’s Danger Room blog) – July 21, 2011

Ernest Moniz mentioned in coverage of recent Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on natural gas: “Disputing Natural Gas Reserves in Congress” – AOL Energy – July 19, 2011; “Natural Gas Review: Boring Is Beautiful” – AOL Energy – July 21, 2011; “Natural Gas: Boom or Bust? All Signs Point to Boom”
The Foundry blog – July 21, 2011


Richard Larson comments on “queue rage”: “Queues join roads for rage” – Winnipeg Free Press – July 21, 2011


Events

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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