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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Anette Peko Hosoi, wearing a mask, points at a laptop screen
MIT News | December 07, 2020

Making data-informed Covid-19 testing plans

A new web-friendly modeling tool helps organizations build tailored Covid-19 testing strategies that can save money and reduce coronavirus spread.


CESMIX will focus on exascale simulation of materials in hypersonic flow environments. It will also drive the development of new predictive simulation paradigms and computer science tools for the exascale. Pictured is an illustration of a hypersonic vehicle, where materials needed for thermal protection are subject to extreme loading. Credits:Image courtesy of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
MIT News | November 25, 2020

Center to advance predictive simulation research established at Schwarzman College of Computing

SDSC member and aeronautics and astronautics professor Youssef Marzouk will lead a new center to support science-based modeling and simulation an...


a laptop with Netflix open on the screen rests on the lap of a person with their feet up, we only see their pajama bottoms and painted toes
MIT Open Learning | November 24, 2020

The recommendation engine industry of the future

Investment and advancement are key to building better recommendation systems, writes EECS and IDSS professor Devavrat Shah.


Feb 02

Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change

Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)
Online
February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 19

Stochastics and Statistics Seminar – TBD

Jerry Li, Microsoft Research
online
February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 26

Stochastics and Statistics Seminar – TBD

Yury Polyanskiy, MIT
online
February 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 02

IDSS Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Brigitte Madrian (Brigham Young University)

Brigitte Madrian (Brigham Young University)
Online
March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm