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August 20, 2013

Pablo Parrilo awarded 2013 Farkas Prize

Prof. Pablo Parrilo has won the the most prestigious award in optimization for a mid-career researcher, the Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society:

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August 7, 2013

From theory to practice

While long lines repel some people, they intrigue MIT PhD student Kuang Xu: After all, maybe there’s a way to reduce such lengthy waits.

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August 3, 2013

Sanjoy Mitter elected IFAC Fellow

Sanjoy Mitter has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) in acknowledgement of his exceptional contributions to the fields of interest to IFAC. The citation reads:

August 1, 2013

Venkat Chandrasekaran receives Young Researcher Prize

LIDS alum (now assistant professor at Caltech) Venkat Chandrasekaran received the Young Researcher Prize in Continuous Optimization at the Fourth Mathematical Optimization Society International Conference on Continuous Optimizat

May 29, 2013

How computers can learn better

Reinforcement learning is a technique, common in computer science, in which a computer system learns how best to solve some problem through trial-and-error.

May 1, 2013

Valuing versatility

It’s often said that we live in an age of increased specialization: physicians who treat just one ailment, scholars who study just one period, network administrators who know just one operating system.