IDSS - Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS)

The mission of IDSS is to advance education and research in state-of-the-art analytical methods in information and decision systems, statistics and data science, and the social sciences, and to apply these methods to address complex societal challenges in a diverse set of areas such as finance, energy systems, urbanization, social networks, and health.

Technology advances in areas such as smart sensors, big data, communications, computing, and social networking are rapidly scaling the size and complexity of interconnected systems and networks, and at the same time are generating masses of data that can lead to new insights and understanding. Research at IDSS aims to understand and analyze data from across these systems, which present unique and substantial challenges due to scale, complexity, and the difficulties of extracting clear, actionable insights.

SSRC is affiliated with IDSS.

Logo for MIT's Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) - box with blue, green, grey, and purple triangles with the letters IDSS to the right of it and the text MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society in a black bar below it

CONTACT INFO
617-253-1764
idss-info@mit.edu

RESEARCH AREAS

IMPACT AREAS

Data Science

Info & Decision

Big Data

Energy

Systems Innovation

Finance

Infrastructure

Social Networks

Transportation

Urban Systems

RESEARCH AREAS

Data Science

Info & Decision

Systems & Networking

IMPACT AREAS

Big Data

Energy

Finance

Infrastructure

Social Networks

Transportation

Urban Systems

Leadership Team

Munther Dahleh

Munther Dahleh

Director, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Jennifer Kratochwill

Jennifer Kratochwill

Assistant Director for Administration