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.



August 27, 2019

Dylan Foster receives Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards at COLT 2019

Foster is a postdoc with the MIT Institute for Foundations of Data Science (MIFODS), as well as both IDSS and SDSC. He received the best paper aw...

MIT xPRO | August 08, 2019

3 Reasons You Should be Taking an Online Data Science Course

To fully benefit from big data analytics, teams must be given opportunities to learn the latest and most effective data science techniques.

Certain kinds of political media affect a cross-section of viewers in different ways, and to varying degrees, new research shows.
MIT News Office | August 08, 2019

Does cable news shape your views?

A new study co-led by political scientist and SDSC affiliate Teppei Yamamoto finds that partisan news coverage has a bigger impact on viewers wit...


Fri 22

Automated Data Summarization for Scalability in Bayesian Inference

Tamara Broderick (MIT)
November 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 06

Inferring the Evolutionary History of Tumors

Simon Tavaré (Columbia University)
December 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apr 03

SDSCon 2020

MIT Media Lab Multi-Purpose Room: E14-674
April 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm