Friday, April 21, 2017 | MIT, Building 34, Room 401


As part of the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), the Statistics and Data Science Center (SDSC) is a MIT-wide focal point for advancing academic programs and research activities in statistics and data science. SDSC Day will be a celebration and community-building event for those interested in statistics. Discussions will cover applications of statistics and data science across a wide range of fields and approaches.


Introductory remarks by Professor Devavrat Shah, Director of SDSC

Panel Session 1: “Current Research in SDSC”

David Gamarnik, Professor, MIT, Sloan School of Management

Tamara Broderick, Assistant Professor, MIT, EECS

Stefanie Jegelka, Assistant Professor, MIT, EECS

Philippe Rigollet, Associate Professor, MIT, Mathematics

Guy Bresler, Assistant Professor, MIT, EECS

Ankur Moitra, Assistant Professor, MIT, Mathematics

Plenary Talk 1: Michael Steele, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Statistics on “Expectations: What Makes Them Great?”

Industry Session: Using Data Science to Address Current Industry Challenges

Speakers: Alex Cosmas, Chief Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Brian Ulicny, Director, Data Science, Thomson Reuters Labs

Plenary Talk 2: Jennifer Listgarten, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research on “Genetics to CRISPR Gene Editing with Machine Learning”

Panel Session 2: “Current Research in SDSC”

Emery Brown, Professor, MIT, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Rahul Mazumder, Assistant Professor, MIT, Sloan School of Management

In Song Kim, Assistant Professor, MIT, Department of Political Science

Alberto Abadie, Professor, MIT, Economics

Plenary Talk 3: James Stock, Professor, Harvard University, Economics on “Statistical Analysis of Climate Data”