The announcement of the new Schwarzman College of Computing is a milestone for IDSS as it is for all of MIT. Cross-disciplinary collaboration is as central to the mission of the new college as it is to us.
Data science is at the core of the development of computational models that can advance research across disciplines -- and those disciplines provide insights and challenges that will advance research in data science and computing.
IDSS already serves as a bridge spanning all five schools at MIT, enabling unique research collaborations, hiring joint faculty, and launching interdisciplinary academic programs. Meanwhile, a core competency of IDSS is at the heart of computing and AI: making real-time decisions under uncertainty with real-time data.
We look forward to expanding our role as a part of the college, and to connecting with a broader community through new collaborations. In the meantime, it is my pleasure to share these stories with you about the community we are continuing to build.
Munther Dahleh, Director
William A. Coolidge Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science