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.

IDSS News | June 2, 2023

The 2023 graduates of IDSS

Congrats to the IDSS graduates of 2023, from our PhDs in Social & Engineering Systems, Master's students in the Technology and Policy Program, and the undergrad and grad students in the MIT Statistics and Data Science Center.

MIT News Office | May 30, 2023

Facing up to democratic distrust

Study co-authored by IDSS core faculty Alex “Sandy” Pentland finds false assumptions about election malfeasance could create a “death spiral” for democracy — but also provide some hope for bipartisan repair.

May 25, 2023

From ad credibility to shopping habits

SES and IDPS student Amir Tohidi’s research combines economic and psychological insights with advanced computational methods to address interesting real-world problems.

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