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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collected head shots of new faculty
MIT News Office | November 17, 2022

New faculty join the School of Science in 2022

SDSC core faculty Martin Wainwright among seven new professors this year


a flowchart showing the results of blocking AI deepfaking on an image
Gizmodo | November 09, 2022

Who Is Working to End the Threat of AI-Generated Deepfakes, and Why Is It So Difficult?

SDSC affiliate Aleksander Madry and team develop program to thwart AI art generators ability to create realistic false images.


a surgery patient is administered anasthesia
The New York Times | November 09, 2022

Covid patients coming off ventilators can take weeks to regain consciousness

A study co-authored by SDSC core faculty Emery Brown examines the effects of a combination of Covid-19 and anesthesia on the human brain.



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