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September 2018

Dejan Slepcev

September 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Carnegie Mellon University

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Making Data-Driven Decisions

September 10, 2018

Developed by 10 MIT faculty members at IDSS, this seven-week course is specially designed for data scientists, business analysts, engineers and technical managers looking to learn strategies to harness data. Offered by MIT xPRO. Course begins Sept 10, 2018.

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LIDS Seminar Series – Mihaela van der Schaar

September 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mihaela van der Schaar (University of California, Los Angeles)

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LIDS Seminar Series Speaker: Mihaela van der Schaar Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles ____________________________________ The LIDS Seminar Series features distinguished speakers who provide an overview of a research area, as well as exciting recent progress in that area. Intended for a broad audience, seminar topics span the areas of communications, computation, control, learning, networks, probability and statistics, optimization, and signal processing. 

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Science for Policy 2.0

September 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Vladimír Šucha (Joint Research Centre)

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We live in an increasingly polarized present, looking to a complex and uncertain future while basing our legislative decisions on systems of the past. We need the processes and structures that underpin our political decision-making to be aligned with the complexities of the 21st century. Such changes cannot be undertaken by a technocratic elite, potentially disenfranchising citizens further from their governing institutions. Rather, political institutions must seek to improve transparency, openness, and accountability. The great divide between science and policy…

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Gregory Wornell

September 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

MIT

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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LIDS Seminar Series – Regret of Queueing Bandits

September 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sanjay Shakkotai (University of Texas, Austin)

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LIDS Seminar Series Speaker: Sanjay Shakkotai Affiliation: University of Texas, Austin Abstract: We consider a variant of the multiarmed bandit (MAB) problem where jobs or tasks queue for service, and service rates of different servers (agents) may be unknown. Such (queueing+learning) problems are motivated by a vast range of service systems, including supply and demand in online platforms (e.g., Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Upwork, etc.), order flow in financial markets (e.g., limit order books), communication systems, and supply chains. We study…

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Boaz Nadler

September 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Weizmann Institute

MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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LIDS Seminar Series – Sewoong Oh

September 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sewoong Oh (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

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LIDS Seminar Series Speaker: Sewoong Oh Affiliation: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ____________________________________ The LIDS Seminar Series features distinguished speakers who provide an overview of a research area, as well as exciting recent progress in that area. Intended for a broad audience, seminar topics span the areas of communications, computation, control, learning, networks, probability and statistics, optimization, and signal processing. 

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IDSS Seminar – Brandon Stewart

September 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Brandon Stewart (Princeton University)

Brandon Stewart is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and is also affiliated with the Department of Politics and the Office of Population Research. He develops new quantitative statistical methods for applications across the social sciences. Methodologically his focus is in tools which facilitate automated text analysis and model complex heterogeneity in regression. Many recent applications of these methods have centered on using large corpora of text to better understand propaganda in contemporary China. His research has been…

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Jingbo Liu

September 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

MIT

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MIT Statistics and Data Science Center host guest lecturers from around the world in this weekly seminar.

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