Launching The MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

IDSS

The MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society held it’s Launch event Sept 22-23 to showcase it’s first year in operation.

IDDS works at addressing societal problems by focusing on the intersection of statistics, data science, information systems, and social sciences.

After introductions by MIT President Rafael Reif and IDDS Director Prof. Munther Dahleh, the seminar started with some great talks on the Future of Voting, including remarks by Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com, who gave some behind the scenes glimpses into the polling numbers and methodology for the upcoming Presidential election.

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