IDSS Strategic Partnerships

IDSS builds partnerships with organizations that share our vision of advancing research and education at the intersection of big data, complex systems, and societal impact. These partnerships can include industry, governments, NGOs, foundations, and non-profits.

Our three-year partnerships are anchored in either education or research.


Build a pipeline of data science talent.

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Education partnerships support training in data science skills that can impact your bottom-line while adding incentives for both recruitment and retention.

Through education partnerships, IDSS dedicates teaching assistants to support learners through our in-depth MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science. Our overview course Data Science and Machine Learning: Making Data Driven Decisions, delivered in collaboration with Great Learning, offers weekly mentorship from industry experts.

IDSS faculty members developed these modular, multidisciplinary online programs to meet the exploding demand for professionals skilled in data analytics and machine learning.

Learn more about our strategic partners in education:


Early access to cutting-edge research

Research partners interact with faculty and students to explore challenges of common interest — all facilitated by an assigned IDSS researcher. 

Learn more about our strategic partners in research:


Strategic partners also receive an External Advisory Board (EAB) seat. The EAB contributes to and assesses IDSS activities on an annual basis. Members of EAB include alumni and senior executives from diverse industry sectors worldwide. View current board members.

Partner benefits include all IDSS Alliance benefits, including student recruitment opportunities, VIP access to conferences, and exclusive content.


Biogen logo
Member since 2020
Booz Allen logo
Booz Allen Hamilton
Member since 2016
BREIT logo
Member since 2019
Microsoft logo
Member since 2021
OCP logo
Member since 2018
Readboy logo
Member since 2022
UTEC logo
Member since 2020
Inditex logo
Member 2019 – 2020
Thomson Reuters logo
Thomson Reuters
Member 2016 – 2019
WorldQuant logo
Member 2016 – 2019

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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