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December 2017

IDSS Distinguished Seminar: Essential Concepts of Causal Inference: A Remarkable History

December 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Donald Rubin (Harvard University)

MIT Building 32, Room 141

Abstract I believe that a deep understanding of cause and effect, and how to estimate causal effects from data, complete with the associated mathematical notation and expressions, only evolved in the twentieth century. The crucial idea of randomized experiments was apparently first proposed in 1925 in the context of agricultural field trails but quickly moved to be applied also in studies of animal breeding and then in industrial manufacturing. The conceptual understanding, to me at least, was tied to ideas…

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SES PhD Admissions Webinar

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 28, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on December 6, 2017 at 12:00pm

Wherever you are in the world, learn about admissions to the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program online, from an IDSS faculty member.

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LIDS Seminar Series: Alexandre d’Aspremont (École Normale Supérieure )

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MIT Building 32, Room 141

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Stochastics and Statistics Seminar: Challenges in Developing Learning Algorithms to Personalize Treatment in Real Time

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Susan Murphy (Harvard)

MIT Building E18, Room 304

Abstract:  A formidable challenge in designing sequential treatments is to  determine when and in which context it is best to deliver treatments.  Consider treatment for individuals struggling with chronic health conditions.  Operationally designing the sequential treatments involves the construction of decision rules that input current context of an individual and output a recommended treatment.   That is, the treatment is adapted to the individual’s context; the context may include  current health status, current level of social support and current level of…

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November 2017

LIDS Seminar Series: Babak Hassibi (California Institute of Technology)

November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MIT Building 32, Room 141

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SES PhD Admissions Webinar

November 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on November 28, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on December 6, 2017 at 12:00pm

Wherever you are in the world, learn about admissions to the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program online, from an IDSS faculty member.

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Stochastics and Statistics Seminar: Generative Models and Compressed Sensing

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Alex Dimakis (University of Texas at Austuin)

MIT Building E18, Room 304

Abstract:  The goal of compressed sensing is to estimate a vector from an under-determined system of noisy linear measurements, by making use of prior knowledge in the relevant domain. For most results in the literature, the structure is represented by sparsity in a well-chosen basis. We show how to achieve guarantees similar to standard compressed sensing but without employing sparsity at all. Instead, we assume that the unknown vectors lie near the range of a generative model, e.g. a GAN…

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SES PhD Admissions Webinar

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on November 28, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on December 6, 2017 at 12:00pm

Wherever you are in the world, learn about admissions to the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program online, from an IDSS faculty member.

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LIDS Seminar Series

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Massimo Franceschetti (University of California, San Diego)

MIT Building 32, Room 141

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Social Network Experiments – Nicholas Christakis (Yale University)

November 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

MIT Building 32, Room 141

The Institute of Data, Systems, and Society host monthly talks by academic and industry leaders from around the world for the IDSS Distinguished Lecture series.

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