New Minor In Statistics And Data Science
The MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) will be adding another academic program to its offerings in fall 2016—a new undergraduate minor in statistics and data science. In addition, IDSS will welcome its first cohort of students in its new Doctoral Program in Social and Engineering Systems (SES) in the fall, and also hosts the long-running Technology and Policy Program (TPP).
Statistics is the science of making inferences and decisions from data under uncertainty. It is an essential tool for almost every quantitative field. Through six subjects, MIT’s new minor in statistics and data science will provide students with a working knowledge base in statistics, probability, and computation, and develop their ability to perform data analysis. IDSS is working to develop multiple academic offerings in statistics, with the undergraduate minor as the first of these.