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MIT Discrete Choice Analysis Summer Course Announcement

  • 1.  MIT Discrete Choice Analysis Summer Course Announcement

    Posted 16 days ago

    Dear Colleagues,

    We will be teaching remotely a one-week course from June 15-19, 2020:

    Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Individual Behavior and Market Demand


    In the wake of Covid-19, the course will be offered in a live, all-virtual format.

    Discrete choice models are used in many fields such as economics, engineering, environmental management, marketing, urban planning, and transportation. Most applications are performed offline and often involve stated preferences surveys.  This program also covers online applications where predictions of individual choice behavior are used as inputs for online optimization and personalization.

    The course is designed for modelers who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of the latest developments. It is intended for academics and professionals interested in learning new discrete choice techniques. Recent additions to the course include "Foundations of Stated Preference Elicitation: Consumer Behavior and Choice-based Conjoint Analysis" by Moshe Ben-Akiva, Daniel McFadden and Kenneth Train, and estimation of flexible model specifications using machine learning methods.

    Partial scholarships (50%) are available for junior faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students.

    Additional information is available here​. We would appreciate your help in making people aware of this unique opportunity to study this summer at MIT.

    Thanks, Moshe 

    Moshe Ben-Akiva
    Edmund K. Turner Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge MA