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September 20, 2014

Dimitri Bertsekas is a 2014 winner of the Khachiyan Prize

Prof. Dimitri Bertsekas is the 2014 winner of the Khachiyan Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society.

August 21, 2014

Delivery by drone

In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of flying robots might serve as autonomous messengers that shuttle packages to custom

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August 4, 2014

Kuang Xu is one of the recipients of the 2014 Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation award

Kuang Xu received his Ph.D. in June 2014 from the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at MIT.  Dr. Xu was selected as a recipient of the 2014 Dimitris N.

July 30, 2014

LIDS alum Kush Varshney is the winner of the KDD “Best Social Good Paper”

LIDS alum Kush Varshney is the winner of the KDD “Best Social Good Paper”.

July 25, 2014

Collecting just the right data

Much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of making predictions based on large data sets. An obvious example is the recommendation engines at retail sites like Amazon and Netflix.

July 25, 2014

Collaborative learning -- for robots

Machine learning, in which computers learn new skills by looking for patterns in training data, is the basis of most recent advances in artificial intelligence, from voice-recognition systems to self-parking cars.