MIT Sloan School of Management
100 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
Welcome to the MIT Prediction Analysis Laboratory (also called the "Predictics Lab"), Professor Cynthia Rudin's research group. We study machine learning topics related to data-driven prioritization; for instance questions like:
• Can we rank components on the electrical grid in order of their predicted vulnerability to serious events, like fires and explosions?
• Can we rank possible medical conditions, so that the next condition a medical patient is going to experience is near the top of the list?
• How can we most effectively make improvements to a product in order for it to achieve a certain level of success?
Answering these questions involves the direct application of machine learning methods to data mining and knowledge discovery challenges, algorithmic advances, and the development of new theory to support these algorithms. The expertise of the group spans machine learning, statistical learning theory, optimization, statistics, and mathematical modeling. Our projects involve several application areas, including smart energy grid reliability, e-commerce, and healthcare.