This two-day event celebrates the inaugural year of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) and sets the stage for this new, multi-disciplinary endeavor going forward. The event will bring together thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss the challenges and opportunities for research at the forefront of society’s greatest challenges.
IDSS’s mission is to address complex societal challenges through the advancement of education and research at the intersections of statistics and data science, information and decision systems, engineering, and social sciences. Energy systems, health analytics, urban sciences, financial systems, and social networks: society’s greatest challenges emerge in these several domains, as well as in interactions between them. To provide answers to these critical challenges, IDSS fosters research utilizing vast amounts of available data, an in-depth understanding of fundamental engineering systems, and the investigation of social and institutional behaviors.