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September 2019

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

September 30, 2019

online

Developed by 11 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 September 30, 2019.

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Selection and Endogenous Bias in Studies of Health Behaviors

September 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Emily Oster (Brown University)

E18-304

Abstract: Studies of health behaviors using observational data are prone to bias from selection in behavior choices. How important are these biases? Are they dynamic - that is, are they influenced by the recommendations we make? Are there formal assumptions under which we can use information we have about selection on observed variables to learn about the possible bias from unobserved selection? About the Speaker: Emily Oster is a professor of economics. Prior to coming to Brown she was an…

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October 2019

IDSS Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Rob Nowak (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

October 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rob Nowak (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

E18-304

More details will be posted soon. Speaker: Rob Nowak, University of Wisconsin, Madison Reception to follow.

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SES PhD Admissions Webinar

October 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Ali Jadbabaie (MIT)

Learn about admission to the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program. Webinars are led by a member of the IDSS faculty who introduces the program and answers your questions. Please register in advance.

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November 2019

SES PhD Admissions Webinar

November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ali Jadbabaie (MIT)

Learn about admission to the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program. Webinars are led by a member of the IDSS faculty who introduces the program and answers your questions. Please register in advance.

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IDSS Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Jasjeet Sekhon (UC Berkeley)

November 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jasjeet Sekhon (UC Berkeley)

Detailed information will be posted soon. Speaker: Jasjeet Sekhon, UC Berkeley. Reception to follow.

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SES PhD Admissions Info Session

November 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ali Jadbabaie (MIT)

E18-304

Learn about admission to the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program. Info session is hosted by a member of the IDSS faculty and an SES student who introduce the program and answer your questions. Please register in advance.

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SES PhD Admissions Webinar

November 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ali Jadbabaie (MIT)

Learn about admission to the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program. Webinars are led by a member of the IDSS faculty who introduces the program and answers your questions. Please register in advance.

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December 2019

IDSS Distinguished Speaker Seminar with Melissa Dell (Harvard University)

December 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Melissa Dell (Harvard University)

E18-304

Please check back soon for more information. About the Speaker: Melissa Dell is a professor in the Economics Department and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research focuses on long-run economic development, primarily in Latin America and Asia. She has examined the impacts of weather on economic growth and is currently conducting research about the long-run effects of agrarian reform and agricultural technology investments in Mexico and East Asia. She received a PhD in…

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