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Discrete Choice Analysis course at MIT, June 10-14, 2019

  • 1.  Discrete Choice Analysis course at MIT, June 10-14, 2019

    Posted 05-15-2019 15:07

    Dear Colleagues,

    We will be teaching a one-week course at MIT from June 10-14, 2019. Partial scholarships are still available.

    Discrete Choice Analysis: Predicting Individual Behavior and Market Demand

    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 is "Foundations of Stated Preference Elicitation: Consumer Behavior and Choice-based Conjoint Analysis" by Moshe Ben-Akiva, Daniel McFadden and Kenneth Train, and estimation algorithms 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