The Statistics and Data Science Center is an MIT-wide focal point for advancing research and education programs related to statistics and data science. The Center was created in 2015 with the goal of formalizing and consolidating efforts in statistics at MIT. The Center’s academic mission is to host and develop new academic programs, from a minor to a PhD in statistics and data science.



MIT associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science Stefanie Jegelka, an IDSS affiliate, gives a talk at the 2019 Women in Data Science (WiDS) Cambridge conference entitled, "What Can Neural Networks Represent?" Photo: Dana J. Quigley
MIT News | March 20, 2019

Women in Data Science conference unites global community of researchers and practitioners

IDSS co-hosted WiDS Cambridge, a daylong conference connecting women data scientists across academia and industry.

Joshua Angrist
MIT News | March 06, 2019

Joshua Angrist named 2019 MacVicar Faculty Fellow

MIT has awarded its highest honor in undergraduate teaching to the economics professor and SDSC affiliate, recognizing his exceptional instructio...

Stata building
CSAIL | January 31, 2019

MIFODS hosts workshop on theoretical foundations of deep learning

The NSF-supported MIT Institute for Foundations of Data Science (MIFODS) held an interdisciplinary workshop led by Statistics and Data Science Ce...


Fri 26

Robust Estimation: Optimal Rates, Computation and Adaptation

Chao Gao (University of Chicago)
April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 03

Stochastics and Statistics Seminar

Tracy Ke (Harvard University)
May 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 10

Counting and sampling at low temperatures

Will Perkins (University of Illinois at Chicago)
May 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm