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.

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Researchers with the IDSS Covid-19 Collaboration (Isolat) are designing a control model for testing and isolating members of communities like MIT’s to reduce Covid-19 infection.
MIT News | May 15, 2020

Isolat: a data-driven response to a pandemic

Isolat, a volunteer collaboration organized by IDSS, informs coronavirus policy at MIT and beyond by analyzing data associated with the pandemic.


Elchanan Mossel
US DOD | May 13, 2020

Elchanan Mossel named 2020 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow

The Department of Defense awarded Mossel the fellowship, which "aims to advance transformative, university-based fundamental research," for his w...


Whitney Newey
AEA | May 04, 2020

Whitney Newey named a 2020 Distinguished Fellow by American Economic Association

The award recognizes Newey, an IDSS affiliate and Ford Professor of Economics, as "one of the most influential econometricians of the last three ...


Oct 02

SDSCon 2020

MIT Media Lab Multi-Purpose Room: E14-674
October 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm