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December 2021

SES & IDPS Dissertation Defense – Paolo Bertolotti

December 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Paolo Bertolotti (IDSS)

E18-304

Paolo Bertolotti

Inference and Diffusion in Networks ABSTRACT Networks provide a powerful and unified framework to study complex systems. By abstracting systems down to entities and their connections, network models provide insight into the structure and dynamics of critical systems across multiple domains. In this thesis, we study diffusion in social networks. Diffusion through networked systems corresponds to numerous consequential processes, and we focus on epidemic spread and information diffusion. We study these processes by applying and extending ideas from statistical inference.…

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Webinar: Your Pathway to a Master’s with MITx MicroMasters Program in SDS

December 3, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

online

Learn how you can leverage your online learning for academic credit at MIT, and our pathway schools. MIT is teaming up with several institutions to ensure you get the most out of your MITx MicroMasters® program credential in Statistics and Data Science (SDS). Find out which pathway works best for you in this webinar presented by: Teresa Taylor, Director of Business Operations, College of the Extended University, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (USA) Prof. Erik Rolland, Dean of the College…

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Webinar: Your Pathway to a Master’s with MITx MicroMasters Program in SDS

December 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

online

Learn how you can leverage your online learning for academic credit at MIT, and our pathway schools. MIT is teaming up with several institutions to ensure you get the most out of your MITx MicroMasters® program credential in Statistics and Data Science (SDS). Find out which pathway works best for you in this webinar presented by: Prof. Rosário Moreira, Executive MBA Director, Digital MBA Director, Porto Business School (Portugal) Prof. Renata Blanc, International MBA Director, Porto Business School (Portugal) Dr.…

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November 2021

Ready or Not: The Coming Challenges of Cities Use of Artificial Intelligence

November 30, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

S. Craig Watkins (MLK Visiting Professor - MIT)

9-255 and Zoom

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) hosts IDSS MLK visiting professor Craig Watkins for a special lunchtime talk on Tuesday 11/30 at 12:30pm. The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with DUSP professor Catherine D'Ignazio and Nigel Jacob (Co-founder of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in the City of Boston). Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm Location: 9-255 and Zoom (lunch provided following the discussion) In the coming years more cities…

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SES PhD Admissions Q&A

November 10, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

Fotini Christia (IDSS)

online

Learn about the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program. Q&As are hosted by a member of the IDSS faculty. This live Q&A is a follow-up session for the pre-recorded SES Admissions Webinar which should be viewed prior to attending the Q&A. Sign-up by 9 November, 12PM EDT.

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October 2021

SES PhD Admissions Q&A

October 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Munther Dahleh (IDSS)

online

Learn about the Social and Engineering Systems Doctoral Program. Q&As are hosted by a member of the IDSS faculty. This live Q&A is a follow-up session for the pre-recorded SES Admissions Webinar which should be viewed prior to attending the Q&A. Sign-up by 25 October, 12PM EDT.

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The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

October 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Erin McElroy , Mary Shi (University of Texas at Austin , UC Berkeley)

Online

This talk will focus on the AEMP’s new print atlas Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance, an online lookup tool that collates data on corporate landlord structures, property ownership, eviction histories, and LLC/LP filings into a searchable interface to empower tenant organizing.

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Webinar: Applications of Data Science & Machine Learning

October 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Philippe Rigollet (MIT)

online

In an exclusive live session, Prof. Philippe Rigollet (Mathematics, MIT) will explain how the online 'Data Science and Machine Learning: Making Data-Driven Decisions' program helps real people make real-world, data-informed decisions.

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May 2021

Mobility Forum: Research trends in transportation: A conversation with the editor of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies

May 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Yafeng Yin (University of Michigan)

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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Mobility Forum: Research trends in transportation: a conversation with the editors of Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

May 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Elisabetta Cherchi and Juan de Dios Ortúzar (Newcastle University and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)

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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