• IDSS Celebration

    This celebratory event reflects on the impact in research and education IDSS has had since its launch in 2015 and explores future opportunities with thought leaders and policy experts.

  • Podcast: Data Nation

    IDSS faculty and industry experts unpack how data can be used to lead, mislead, manipulate, and inform the public’s viewpoints and decisions. Season 2 has begun!

  • Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism

    The Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism (ICSR) aims to launch and coordinate cross-disciplinary research on how to identify and overcome racially discriminatory processes across a range of American institutions and policy domains.

  • Data Science and Machine Learning: Making Data-Driven Decisions

    Learn to uncover data’s true value and make data-driven business decisions with MIT faculty and mentorship from industry practitioners.


Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) is committed to addressing complex societal challenges by advancing education and research at the intersection of statistics, data science, information and decision systems, and social sciences.

MIT News Office | March 16, 2023

Minimizing electric vehicles’ impact on the grid

Careful planning of charging station placement could lessen or eliminate the need for new power plants, a new study co-authored by IDSS faculty Jessika Trancik shows.

MIT News Office | March 10, 2023

2023 MacVicar Faculty Fellows named

IDSS affiliate Lawrence 'Larry' Sass one of four faculty honored for exceptional undergraduate teaching.

Conferences and Workshops

IDSS Celebration

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