LIDS & Stats Tea

Tea talks are 20 minute long informal chalk-talks for the purpose of sharing ideas and making others aware about some of the topics that may be of interest to the LIDS and Stats audience. If you are interested in presenting in the upcoming seminars, please email lids_stats_tea[at]mit[dot]edu

February 7, 2018

On Unlimited Sampling

Ayush Bhandari (MIT Media Lab)

Shannon's sampling theorem provides a link between the continuous and the discrete realms stating that bandlimited signals are uniquely determined by its values on a discrete set. This theorem is realized in practice using so called analog-to-...

February 14, 2018

Experiment-of-experiments Designs for Causal Inference with Network Interference

Jean Pouget Abadie (Harvard)

Tech companies rely on online experiments to understand the impact of changes to their ecosystem or product. The classic assumption, on which these experiments depend, of no interference amongst users—that is, the fact that the outcome of a user...

February 21, 2018

A Voronoi-Based Approach to Multi-Agent Pursuit-Evasion Games

Alyssa Pierson (CSAIL)

Multi-agent pursuit-evasion games are relevant to a number of emerging importance, such as security and surveillance, search and rescue, and wildlife monitoring. Originally inspired by the ``cops and robbers’’ game, the goal is to design pursuer...

February 28, 2018

Breaking the n^(-1/2) barrier for permutation-based ranking models

Cheng Mao (Mathematics Department, MIT)

There has been a recent surge of interest in studying permutation-based models, such as the noisy sorting (NS) model and the strong stochastic transitivity (SST) model, for ranking from pairwise comparisons. Although permutation-based ranking models...

March 7, 2018


Zhi Xu (LIDS)

March 14, 2018


Ilias Zadik (ORC)

March 21, 2018


Govind Ramnarayan (CSAIL)

April 4, 2018


Raj Agrawal (LIDS)

April 11, 2018


Gautam Kamath (CSAIL)

April 18, 2018


Anish Agarwal (LIDS)

April 25, 2018


Suhas Kowshik (LIDS)

May 9, 2018


Omer Tanovic (LIDS)

May 16, 2018


Igor Gilitschenski (CSAIL)