Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS)


Making self-driving cars safer through keener robot perception

September 17, 2021

PhD student Heng Yang is developing algorithms to help driverless vehicles quickly and accurately assess their surroundings.

NSF makes $20 Million investment in Optimization-focused AI Research Institute

August 4, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today an investment of $220 million to establish 11 artificial intelligence (AI) institutes, each receiving $20 million over five years. One of these,

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Enric Boix-Adserà and Alireza Fallah named Apple Scholars in AI/ML PhD Fellowship

April 30, 2021

From left to right: Enric Boix-Adserà (photo credit: Carles Boix) and Alireza Fallah (photo credit: Maryam Aliakbarpour). EECS students Enric Boix-Adserà and Alireza Fallah, both PhD candidates in


Seeking the cellular mechanisms of disease, with help from machine learning

April 8, 2021

Caroline Uhler’s research blends machine learning and statistics with biology to better understand gene regulation, health, and disease. Despite this lofty mission, Uhler remains dedicated to her original


“I know what you bought at Chipotle”

February 9, 2021

MIT researchers from the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems have developed an algorithm that can break down anonymized bill totals into individual item costs, creating an overview


Making smart thermostats more efficient

December 21, 2020

A diagram from a new paper detailing a smart thermostat shows the interaction of weather conditions, control systems, sensors, and learning algorithms to optimize microclimates in buildings. Image


Method finds hidden warning signals in measurements collected over time

December 19, 2020

MIT researchers have developed a deep learning-based algorithm to detect anomalies in time series data. Image: MIT News When you’re responsible for a multimillion-dollar satellite hurtling through space


The tenured engineers of 2020

July 28, 2020

Top row, left to right: Thomas Heldt and William Oliver. Bottom row, left to right: , Vivienne Sze, and Caroline Uhler. The School of Engineering has announced that

Out of a total of 200 research proposals, 26 projects were selected and awarded $5.4 million to continue AI research to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in the areas of medicine, urban planning, and public policy.

Faculty receive funding to develop artificial intelligence techniques to combat Covid-19

July 18, 2020

Out of a total of 200 research proposals, 26 projects were selected and awarded $5.4 million to continue AI research to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in the


Yury Polyanskiy wins the 2020 James L. Massey Award

June 30, 2020

Professor Yury Polyanskiy It is our great pleasure to share that LIDS professor Yury Polyanskiy received the IEEE Information Theory Society’s 2020 James L. Massey Award. The award