News & Events


July 17, 2014

No-wait data centers

Big websites usually maintain their own “data centers,” banks of tens or even hundreds of thousands of servers, all passing data back and forth to field users’ requests.

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June 25, 2014

Dimitri Bertsekas receives 2014 Richard Bellman Heritage Award

Dimitri Bertsekas has received the 2014 American Automatic Control Council Richard Bellman Heritage Award. From their website:

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June 24, 2014

Sanjoy Mitter receives IEEE Eric E. Sumner award

Sanjoy Mitter receives the 2015 IEEE Eric E. Sumner award with the citation: For contributions to the unification of communications and control.

June 11, 2014

From contemporary syntax to human language’s deep origins

On the island of Java, in Indonesia, the silvery gibbon, an endangered primate, lives in the rainforests.

May 30, 2014

Think fast, robot

One of the reasons we don’t yet have self-driving cars and mini-helicopters delivering online purchases is that autonomous vehicles tend not to perform well under pressure. A system that can flawlessly parallel park at 5 mph may have trouble avoiding obstacles at 35 mph.  

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March 25, 2014

Vincent Blondel named Rector of Universite Catholique de Louvain

Vincent Blondel, a frequent visitor to LIDS has been named Rector of Universite Catholique de Louvain - this is the highest position in one of the very important universities in Europe.