News & Events


September 5, 2019

Registration Now Open for LIDS@80: A Celebration

  We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the LIDS 80th anniversary celebration.

September 4, 2019

LIDS faculty member Cathy Wu named Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Assistant Professor

We are happy to share that LIDS faculty member Cathy Wu, who joined MIT in July, was named the Gilbert W. Winslow Career Development Assistant Professor by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).

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.