One year on, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society looks ahead

Throughout our daily lives, we leave a trail of data wherever we go. Every social media post, purchase, online review, cell tower ping, and health record reveals information about ourselves and our decisions that, if analyzed and modeled effectively, could lead to the creation of better systems, technologies, and policies — in short, a better society. Officially launched in July 2015, the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) spans all five schools at MIT, bringing together engineers, mathematicians, economists, social scientists, and policy experts to develop and enhance the ways data is used to derive insights and decisions around some of the most important challenges of today. “From energy to finance to healthcare, our society depends on massively complex, data-rich systems,” says MIT President L. Rafael Reif. “Increasingly, the…


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