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November 2019

LIDS@80: A Celebration

November 1, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Tang Building (E51)

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the LIDS 80th-anniversary celebration. This free event will take place on November 1-2, 2019 at MIT. Advance registration is required. Registration closes on October 3, 2019.

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May 2019

Learning for Dynamics and Control (L4DC)

May 30, 2019 - May 31, 2019


Over the next decade, the biggest generator of data is expected to be devices which sense and control the physical world. This explosion of real-time data that is emerging from the physical world requires a rapprochement of areas such as machine learning, control theory, and optimization. While control theory has been firmly rooted in tradition of model-based design, the availability and scale of data (both temporal and spatial) will require rethinking of the foundations of our discipline. From a machine…

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Conference on Synthetic Controls and Related Methods

May 20, 2019 - May 21, 2019


Organizers are Alberto Abadie (MIT), Victor Chernozhukov (MIT), and Guido Imbens (Stanford University). The program is posted here. Participation by invitation only.

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April 2019

MIT Policy Hackathon 2019

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - April 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

MIT Stata Center

The MIT Policy Hackathon is a 48-hour hackathon that will gather participants to work together in teams to propose creative policy solutions using a combination of robust data analytics and domain knowledge.

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April 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

MIT Media Lab (E14-674)

SDSCon 2019 is the third annual celebration of the statistics and data science community at MIT and beyond, organized by MIT’s Statistics and Data Science Center (SDSC).

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March 2019

Women in Data Science (WiDS) – Cambridge, MA

March 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day technical conference brings together local academic leaders,  industrial professionals and students to hear about the latest data science-related research in a number of domains, to learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success, and to connect with potential mentors, collaborators, and others in the field. Watch WiDS Cambridge on YouTube.

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January 2019

Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS) Student Conference

January 31, 2019 - February 1, 2019

The annual LIDS Student Conference is a student-organized, student-run event that provides an opportunity for grad students to present their research to peers as well as to the community at large.

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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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HUBweek Policy Hackathon

October 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tackle challenges on the future of cities, future of health, and future of work! For this IDSS student-run hackathon, teams will propose creative policy solutions to societal challenges using a combination of robust data analytics and domain knowledge. This event is a part of HUBweek, a leading ideas festival founded by institutions from the greater Boston area (including MIT).

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April 2018

SDSCon 2018

April 20, 2018

Bartos Theater, Media Lab

SDSCon 2018 is the second annual celebration of MIT’s statistics and data science community. Organized by MIT’s Statistics and Data Center (SDSC), the conference will feature presentations from established academic leaders, industry innovators, and rising stars in the field. Discussions will cover a wide range of theory and application, representing the latest research and breakthroughs in statistics and data science. SDSC is an MIT-wide focal point for advancing academic programs and research activities in statistics and data science. It was…

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