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MIT’s new center for statistics will present a two-day symposium addressing the challenges and opportunities that are redefining 21st-century statistics. This event, on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 in 46-3002, will offer technical presentations by thought leaders in mathematical statistics, machine learning, econometrics, and biostatistics. More details can be found here: statsconf.mit.edu.

In 2016, the Ford-MIT Alliance anticipates funding between five and seven two-year projects for an estimated $150K/project/year. Seed projects for less than two years/$150K will also be considered. More details available here.

Some coverage of recent paper: “Substandard Vaccination Compliance and the 2015 Measles Outbreak”—study led by ESD PhD student Maimuna (Maia) Majumder:
Vaccination Gaps Helped Fuel Disneyland Measles Spread” – NPR – March 16, 2015
Disneyland measles outbreak linked to low vaccination rates” – Reuters – March 16, 2015
Yes, Low Immunization Rates Are Responsible For The Measles Outbreak, Study Suggests” – Forbes – March 16, 2015
Vaccine refusal helped fuel Disneyland measles outbreak, study says” – LA Times – March 16, 2015

Article about innovation event mentions ESD SM student Kevin Simon: “Innovation in the making: Event showcases, solicits feedback on MIT Innovation Initiative’s latest projects” – MIT News – March 11, 2015

Article about Krystyn Van Vliet mentions Technology and Policy Program student Patrick Ford: “Faculty Highlight: Krystyn Van Vliet: MIT associate professor brings a materials scientist's understanding to biochemical behavior in stem cells and organ tissue” – MIT News – March 2018

Some recent coverage of new cybersecurity initiatives; IC3 director Stuart Madnick quoted:
MIT launches a trio of new cybersecurity initiatives” – BetaBoston – The Boston Globe – March 13, 2015
MIT Formally Kicks off Cybersecurity Work” – Campus Technology – March 16, 2015

Michael Cusumano quoted in article about Apple: “Apple has a knack for creating free publicity” – The Boston Globe – Online – March 10, 2015

Article by Bryan Reimer about research on car displays: “Chasing Glances” – The Huffington Post – March 16, 2015

Richard de Neufville featured on ILP Institute Insider: “Designing for Flexibility” – MIT Industrial Liaison Program – March 16, 2015

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Prof. Dava Newman in her BioSuit
Dava Newman models her BioSuit—a
sleek spacesuit that relies on mechanical
counter-pressure instead of using gas
pressurization—on Henry Moore's sculpture
'Reclining Figure' on the MIT campus.
photo courtesy of Donna Coveney/MIT
         
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