Strategic Partnerships in Education

Empower your workforce with the methods and tools of data science, data analysis, and machine learning.

MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science

Building on material from the online MicroMasters Program in Statistics and Data Science, IDSS offers a tailored educational partnership for members around the world. We work closely with partners over a three-year period to educate and empower a custom cohort of people with data scientist expertise.

Data Science and Big Data Analysis

The online course Data Science and Machine Learning: Making Data-Driven Decisions offers a shorter option for data science professionals looking to harness data in new and innovative ways. Participants learn theory and practice behind recommendation engines, regressions, network and graphical modeling, anomaly detection, hypothesis testing, machine learning, and big data analytics. This course is offered in collaboration with Great Learning.

Impact for Organizations

Together with our first strategic partner in education, Aporta, IDSS is helping to provide tailored access to graduate level data science education for Peruvian nationals. Aporta has launched the Brescia Institute of Technology (BREIT) to train data scientists who can inform decision-making in Peruvian industry, society, and policy.

Statistics and Data Science Team

A faculty director, assistant director, program manager, and group of TAs comprise the MicroMasters team in IDSS. The group meets weekly to evaluate needs and assess materials, and provides weekly outreach to industry partners to discuss cohort performance, program updates, and offer feedback. MIT team members welcome partners regularly to campus to discuss next steps, brainstorm new ideas, and attend IDSS conferences and workshops.

Dedicated Teaching Assistant (TA)

IDSS recruits and selects MicroMasters Teaching Assistants (TA) with each industry partner. TAs are evaluated and matched for each course supporting the cohort of students with 20 hours per week. This includes:

  • Interactive, live weekly office hours to cover course material, homework assignments and questions
  • Targeted materials prepared in advance by TAs
  • Review sessions and preparation for mid-term and final exams
  • Online events as needed to address concerns or material
  • Access to video recordings of recitations

IDSS strategic partners in education

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307