As IDSS and MIT prepare for a virtual commencement, I know many of us are wondering what the fall will bring. Our COVID collaboration
has been helping MIT leaders with this very challenge, in addition to making inroads with state and local governments. Some of our thinking is included below, and you can
read more about Isolat
on MIT News. In the spirit of the open, interdisciplinary collaboration that defines IDSS, I invite you to reach out with your contribution or feedback.
Other IDSS research and efforts go on. We've included several stories about these as well. They may provide some respite from pandemic news. To me they offer hope, and a reminder of what a privilege it is to be a part of a community driven by a sense of social responsibility. IDSS brings together caring problem-solvers, and when the pandemic recedes they will still be hard at work devising solutions for society's biggest challenges.
This week our community, though physically separated, will celebrate the successes of our graduates, and see them transition into a very uncertain future. Two things are for sure: they will always be a part of IDSS, and wherever they go will be lucky to have them. Let's all wish them the best.
Munther Dahleh, Director
William A. Coolidge Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science