News & Events


August 14, 2019

JPL team co-led by Luca Carlone participates in DARPA Subterranean Challenge

Updated August 29, 2019: We are happy to share that the CoSTAR team took second place in the Tunnel Circuit competition of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge on Aug. 22, 2019. The Subterranean Challenge will continue with the Urban Circuit in February 2020.

August 12, 2019

Optimus Ride’s autonomous system makes self-driving vehicles a reality

Optimus Ride, co-founded by LIDS alum and professor Sertac Karaman, has a unique approach to improving human mobility, helping it gain traction in a competitive landscape.

July 22, 2019

Portrait of mentoring excellence: Eytan Modiano

LIDS Associate Director Eytan Modiano has been recognized by MIT’s Office of Graduate Education (OGE) with a Committed to Caring (C2C) award, given to faculty for providing exceptional mentoring, advising, and support to graduate students.

July 19, 2019

Prof. Devavrat Shah wins 2019 ACM Sigmetrics Test of Time Paper Award

We are thrilled to share that Prof. Devavrat Shah, along with LIDS alumni Shreevatsa Rajagopalan and Jinwoo Shin, received the prestigious ACM Sigmetrics Test of Time Paper Award for 2019.

June 25, 2019

Cool Wireless

Omer Tanovic, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, joined LIDS because he loves studying theory and turning research questions into solvable math problems.