24th Annual LIDS Student Conference

February 11, 2019

The 24th Annual LIDS Student Conference was held in Stata Center, Room 32-141, at MIT/LIDS from January 31 – February 1, 2019. The conference was highlighted with four distinguished plenary speakers, short student presentations (12 minutes + Q&A), a poster session, a panel discussion and a celebratory banquet at Samberg Conference Center. The conference was a great success and was attended by more than 180 individuals.
This year’s conference plenary speakers were Andrea Montanari (Stanford), Calin Belta (Boston University), Maria Florina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon), and Abhay Parekh (Berkley). In addition, there were 27 student speakers from LIDS, IDSS, ORC, AeroAstro, RLE, and CSAIL. Students from EECS, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Mechanical Engineering, and the Sociotechnical System Research Center (SSRC) also presented their research during the conference’s poster session. On the second day of the conference, a well-attended career panel provided students with an opportunity to learn from panelists about the relevance of theoretical research to real-world problems. The student presentation sessions covered Optimization and Algorithms, Networks, Machine Learning and Statistics, and Control Theory and Applications.
The conference was organized by Alireza Fallah, Julia Gaudio, Ezra Tal, and Chulhee (Charlie) Yun. Xiaoyue Gong won the Best Presentation Award in the student presentation session while Omer Tanovic was the Best Poster Award winner in the poster session. For more information regarding the conference, please check the following link: https://lidsconf.mit.edu/2019/.