The growing use of “big data” and analytics is creating opportunities for strategic business change and innovation and also strong demand for skills and experience applying machine learning and related techniques to business problems.
In this seminar, student teams design and deliver a project based on the use of analytics, machine learning, large data sets, or other digital innovations to create or transform a business or other organization.
A-Lab is open by permission to MBA, Executive MBA students, Sloan Fellows, and to students in other MIT graduate programs with relevant coursework or experience in analytics, statistics, and information technology. Based on the success of its inaugural run, the class size is expanding to 60 students for the Fall of 2015. Permission is through an application process, accessible on the course website starting May 1, 2015.
A set of organizations, including sponsors of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy will offer projects for teams to work on, but students may also propose their own ideas and sites.
The course culminates with presentations of final project results to an audience including experts, entrepreneurs and executives.