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Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems





The symposium will take place at the Stata Center on the campus of MIT.

Room 32-155
Stata Center
32, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


By Public Transportation

Subway: Take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station (cost is $2.00 with a CharlieTicket and $1.70 with a CharlieCard). When you exit the T, walk northwest, up Main Street (you will pass the MIT Coop and Legal Seafoods). When you come to the second intersection (Vassar St.), the Stata Center will be the very unique building to your left.

Bus: The #1 ("Dudley" bus) stops at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue (cost is $1.50 with a CharlieTicket and $1.25 with a CharlieCard). The MIT stop is at a large crosswalk with a stop light. On one side of the street are steps leading up to large Ionic columns and the Small Dome of MIT, on the other side of the street is the Stratton Student Center (Building W20) and Kresge Oval (an open, grass-covered area). To get to the Stata Center, walk north (so that the steps are on your right) on Mass. Ave. Take a right at the first intersection (Vassar St.). Walk until you see the very unique building on your right at the corner of the next major intersection (Main St.). More detailed public transportation maps and schedules are available from the MBTA.

From Logan International Airport:

Taxi: Taxi fare from the airport is about $25-$30. Under normal traffic conditions the taxi ride will take about 25 minutes.

Subway: From any terminal at Logan airport, take the Silver Line to South Station. At South Station, transfer to the Red Line to Kendall/MIT (take the outbound train toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about 45 minutes. From the T stop, follow the directions above.

Car: The drive from Logan Airport can be rather nasty, depending on traffic conditions. Take the Sumner Tunnel exit from the airport (not the Ted Williams Tunnel) and follow the signs toward Boston via the Sumner Tunnel. The tunnel toll is $3.50. As you exit the tunnel, take the ramp onto the expressway (I-93 North). Take the second exit, marked 'Storrow Drive West'. Immediately take the right fork of the road to a stoplight. Turn left, then immediately turn right and drive over the Charles River on the Longfellow Bridge. At the second traffic light after the river, take a left onto Ames Street and then a right onto Main Street. The very unique building on your left at the corner of Main and Vassar Streets is the Stata Center.

From I-93 (North or South):

Take Exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the Harvard Bridge, you will be looking at MIT. Continue 1 block on Mass. Ave., until you reach Vassar St. Take a Right on Vassar St. The very unique building on your right at the corner of Vassar and Main is the Stata Center.

From I-95 (North or South):

Take the I-93 Exit and follow the directions above.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) (West):

Follow I-90 East to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (Exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge (down the ramp to the right, then straight), cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. If you cross the river again, you have gone too far. Bear left onto Main Street at the sculpture park. Follow Main Street for about 1/2 mile to the very unique building at the corner of Vassar St.


On weekends, a permit is not needed at the following parking lots: Hayward Lot, N10 Lot, Windsor Lot, and Tang Center Lot (E51). More information about parking on campus may be found here. There may be street parking available on Vassar Street and Memorial Drive as well.