Interdisciplinary PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Statistics

Students must complete their primary program’s degree requirements along with the IDPS requirements. Statistics requirements must not unreasonably impact performance or progress in a student’s primary degree program.

Grade Requirements:  B+ in all required coursework (see options below)

PhD Earned on Completion:
Mechanical Engineering and Statistics

IDPS/Mechanical Engineering Chair: Themistoklis Sapsis

IDS.190 Doctoral Seminar in Statistics
Probability (pick one)
6.7700 (6.436) Fundamentals of Probability
18.675 Theory of Probability
Statistics (pick one)
18.655 Mathematical Statistics
18.6501 Fundamentals of Statistics
IDS.160 Mathematical Statistics – a Non-Asymptotic Approach
Computation & Statistics (pick one)
2.168 Learning Machines
6.7910 (6.860) Statistical Learning Theory and Applications
Data Analysis (pick one)
2.122 Stochastic Systems
2.29 Numerical Fluid Mechanics


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