The MIT Analytics Lab (A-Lab) is the IDE's flagship educational offering. In this graduate seminar, student teams engage with project host companies to deliver a project using analytics, machine learning, and other methods of analysis to develop results that diagnose, enable, or uncover solutions to real business issues and opportunities.
During its first seven years, A-Lab has attracted a total of 500 students from a dozen MIT programs to work on 130 projects spanning IoT, digital technology, platforms, finance, marketing, e-commerce, retail, manufacturing, medical supply chains, workplace safety, and global health.
Some projects are tightly focused on dilemmas organizations currently face, which requires students to quickly understand particular business circumstances and domains before performing their descriptive, predictive, or causal analysis. Other projects are more open-ended, and students must think entrepreneurially about how to bring new value to existing data and suggest frontiers for future business opportunity.
For Project Host Companies
Propose Projects for A-Lab
We ask all interested organizations to submit project proposals by July 30, 2021.
Apply to A-Lab
The course includes an extended project pitch session and a final presentation event, in addition to normally scheduled class meetings. The course is not open to listeners and attendance at all sessions is mandatory.