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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Photos of the eleven faculty appointed to named professorships
MIT News | November 01, 2021

School of Science appoints 11 faculty members to named professorships

Ankur Moitra, director of the SDSC, is now the Norbert Wiener Professor of Mathematics.


a diagram of the difficulties AI software may have distinguishing the image of a cow from the landscape around it
MIT News | November 02, 2021

Avoiding shortcut solutions in artificial intelligence

A new method in a paper from researchers including SDSC core faculty Suvrit Sra and Stefanie Jegelka forces a machine learning model to focus on ...


Joshua Angrist
MIT News | October 11, 2021

MIT economist Joshua Angrist shares Nobel Prize

SDSC affiliate cited for work building the foundations of “natural experiments” in economic research


Dec 03

The Geometry of Particle Collisions: Hidden in Plain Sight

Jesse Thaler (MIT)
E18-304
December 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 06

The Optimality of Coarse Menues

Dirk Bergemann (Yale University)
E18-304
December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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