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October 2018

IDSS Retail Conference 2018

October 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Microsoft New England Research and Development Center

The retail sector is undergoing fundamental changes as a result of data analytics and computer science. The IDSS Retail Conference 2018 will bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss a variety of topics addressing “Data Driven Disruption” in the Retail Sector.

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Alan Frieze

October 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Carnegie Melon University

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

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Christos Papadimitriou

October 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Christos Papadimitriou (Columbia University)

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LIDS Seminar Series Speaker: Christos Papadimitriou Affiliation: Columbia University ____________________________________ 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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SES PhD Admissions Webinar

October 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ali Jadbabaie (MIT)

online

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 2018

Sumit Mukherjee

November 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Columbia University

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

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The Regression Discontinuity Design: Methods and Applications

November 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rocio Titiunik (University of Michigan)

E18-304

Abstract: The Regression Discontinuity (RD) design is one of the most widely used non-experimental strategies for the study of treatment effects in the social, behavioral, biomedical, and statistical sciences. In this design, units are assigned a score and a treatment is offered if the value of that score exceeds a known threshold---and withheld otherwise. In this talk, I will discuss the assumptions under which the RD design can be used to learn about treatment effects, and how to make valid…

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Zongming Ma

November 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

University of Pennsylvania

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

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Abbas El Gamal

November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Abbas El Gamal (Stanford University)

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LIDS Seminar Series Speaker: Abbas El Gamal Affiliation: Stanford University ____________________________________ 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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Lucas Janson

November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Harvard University

E18-304

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

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Benjamin Hobbs

November 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Benjamin Hobbs (Johns Hopkins University)

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LIDS Seminar Series Speaker: Benjamin Hobbs Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University ____________________________________ 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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