Applied Data Science Bootcamp

Learn about data-driven decision making

Created by an interdisciplinary team of MIT faculty, this 12-week online Bootcamp provides a comprehensive overview of fundamental concepts in data science, from statistics and applied data analysis to machine learning.

Bootcamp Overview

Rigorous data analysis can lead to insights that drive better decision making. There is a growing demand for 21st century data science skills in the private sector, and these skills are also essential to tackling global societal challenges in domains like energy, transportation, and healthcare.

The mission of IDSS is to support data science education not only at MIT, but around the world. This Bootcamp, led by MIT faculty and available entirely online via collaboration with Great Learning, offers a crash course in the skills needed to empower organizations of all kinds to derive meaningful insights from available data.

Bootcamp Highlights

  • Live sessions with IDSS faculty: learn from MIT leaders in statistics, computer science, economics, mathematics, and more
  • Hands-on training: an MIT ‘mind and hand’ approach to learning with application-oriented projects
  • Personalized mentorship from experts: gain insights from industry experts
  • Dedicated support: a program manager from Great Learning tracks your progress and provides support

Mentorship and Support

Bootcamp benefits offered by our collaborator Great Learning include:

Mentored Learning: In addition to sessions with MIT faculty, learners also attend mentored sessions in small groups each week conducted by data science industry experts. These sessions focus on hands-on applications and real-world cases.

Personalized Support: A dedicated program manager acts as a guide and coach to ensure your success by tracking your progress, giving nudges and feedback, and ensuring quick resolution of all academic and non-academic queries.


Devavrat Shah
Devavrat Shah
Munther Dahleh
Munther Dahleh
Caroline Uhler
Caroline Uhler

John Tsitsiklis

Stefanie Jegelka


Module 1: Foundations for Data ScienceModule 6: Recommendation Systems
Module 2: Data Analysis and VisualizationModule 7: Graph Neural Networks and Recommendation
Module 3: Machine LearningModule 8: Project Week
Module 4: Practical Data ScienceModule 9: Capstone Project
Module 5: Neural Networks, Deep Learning, and Computer Vision

This Bootcamp is a collaboration with Great Learning, an online education service provider and IDSS alliance member. For more information, visit the Applied Data Science Bootcamp info page.

Questions about the Bootcamp can be emailed to To contact IDSS, email

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