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April 2021

LIDS & Stats Tea Talk – Vishrant Tripathi (EECS/LIDS)

April 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Vishrant Tripathi (EECS / LIDS)

Zoom

Tea talks are 20-minute-long informal chalk-talks for the purpose of sharing ideas and making others aware about some of the topics that may be of interest to the LIDS and Stats audience. If you are interested in presenting in the upcoming tea talks, please email lids_stats_tea@mit.edu.

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Prioritizing genes from genome-wide association studies

April 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hilary Finucane (Broad Institute)

online

Abstract: Prioritizing likely causal genes from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) is a fundamental problem. There are many methods for GWAS gene prioritization, including methods that map candidate SNPs to their target genes and methods that leverage patterns of enrichment from across the genome. In this talk, I will introduce a new method for leveraging genome-wide patterns of enrichment to prioritize genes at GWAS loci, incorporating information about genes from many sources. I will then discuss the problem of benchmarking gene prioritization methods,…

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Mobility Forum: New statistical paradigms for optimizing transportation

April 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Patrick Jaillet (MIT)

online

A weekly seminar series, the MIT Mobility Forum offers an opportunity to showcase the groundbreaking transportation research occurring across the Institute. Faculty members and researchers present their latest findings, ideas, and innovations, followed by a lively discussion.  More details can be found at: www.mobilityinitative.mit.edu/mobilityforum Please register at Zoom prior to the seminar.

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LIDS & Stats Tea Talk – Xiaoyue Gong (ORC)

April 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Xiaoyue Gong (ORC)

Zoom

Tea talks are 20-minute-long informal chalk-talks for the purpose of sharing ideas and making others aware about some of the topics that may be of interest to the LIDS and Stats audience. If you are interested in presenting in the upcoming tea talks, please email lids_stats_tea@mit.edu.

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Paths from Research to Impact – Workshop

April 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Online

The Paths from Research to Impact workshop brings together a breadth of experts to highlight how data-driven research on COVID-19 has informed policy decisions and impacted the pandemic response on both local and global scales.

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Mobility Forum: Research trends in transportation: A conversation with the editor of Transportation Research Part B: Methodological

April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Chandra Bhat (MIT)

online

A weekly seminar series, the MIT Mobility Forum offers an opportunity to showcase the groundbreaking transportation research occurring across the Institute. Faculty members and researchers present their latest findings, ideas, and innovations, followed by a lively discussion.  More details can be found at: www.mobilityinitative.mit.edu/mobilityforum Please register at Zoom prior to the seminar.

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May 2021

IDSS Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)

May 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)

Online

Please join us on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 3:00pm for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University).

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Systemic Racism and Computation Workshop Series: Session One

May 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Online

- Opening Remarks Dean Melissa Nobles, Dean Dan Huttenlocher Encoding Race and Structural Racism: Philosophical Perspectives Arden Ali, Sally Haslanger, Jerome Hodges, Lily Hu Data, Computation, and Racial Capitalism Jason Jackson - Event open only to the MIT Community.  For more information and registration, please visit: https://www.icsr.mit.edu/

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LIDS & Stats Tea Talk – Sarah Cen

May 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sarah Cen (LIDS)

Zoom

Tea talks are 20-minute-long informal chalk-talks for the purpose of sharing ideas and making others aware of some of the topics that may be of interest to the LIDS and Stats audience. If you are interested in presenting in the upcoming tea talks, please email lids_stats_tea@mit.edu.

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Mobility Forum: A New Approach for Vehicle Routing with Stochastic Demand: Combining Route Assignment with Process Flexibility

May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

David Simchi-Levi (MIT)

online

A weekly seminar series, the MIT Mobility Forum offers an opportunity to showcase the groundbreaking transportation research occurring across the Institute. Faculty members and researchers present their latest findings, ideas, and innovations, followed by a lively discussion.  More details can be found at: www.mobilityinitative.mit.edu/mobilityforum Please register at Zoom prior to the seminar.

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