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The headshots of all six MIT-related Fellows for ACM 2022.
January 27, 2023

Six With Ties to MIT Honored as ACM Fellows

Six distinguished scientists with ties to MIT were recognized “for significant contributions in areas including cybersecurity, human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and recommender systems among many other areas.”

Marija Ilic

Adjunct Professor, [EE]; Senior Research Scientist, LIDS


Office: 32-D582

Doctoral Thesis: The Traveling Salesman Problem Under Dynamic Constraints

Aviv Adler Abstract: The Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) is a foundational problem in the fields of theoretical computer science and optimization in which an agent is tasked with

LIDS Seminar Series-Dimitri Bertsekas (MIT)

Title: Lessons from AlphaZero for Control System Design and Discrete Optimization Speaker: Dimitri Bertsekas (MIT) Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location: Stata Center, 32-155 Zoom Link: TBA Abstract:

Guy Bresler sits on the bottom step of a spiral staircase.
September 30, 2022

Investigating at the interface of data science and computing

Guy Bresler builds mathematical models to understand multifaceted, interdisciplinary engineering problems that have far-reaching applications.

Doctoral Thesis: Towards Deployable Robust Text Classifiers

Lei Xu Abstract:  Classification has been studied for decades as a fundamental task in natural language processing. In this dissertation, we aim to develop more deployable and robust

Doctoral Thesis: Polynomial Structure in Semidefinite Relaxations and Non-Convex Formulations

Chenyang Yuan Abstract:Semidefinite relaxation is a powerful tool used to approximate otherwise intractable non-convex problems, but tend to run into scalability issues. The goal of this thesis is

Doctoral Thesis: The Modeling Spectrum of Data-Driven Decision Making

Xianglin Flora Meng Abstract: Data-driven decision-making has become an essential part of modern life by virtue of the rapid growth in data, the massive improvements in computing power,

July 15, 2022

Costis Daskalakis appointed inaugural Avanessians Professor in the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

The MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing has named Costis Daskalakis as the inaugural holder of the Avanessians Professorship. His chair began on July 1. Daskalakis is

May 18, 2022

Living better with algorithms

Graduate student Sarah Cen explores the interplay between humans and artificial intelligence systems, to help build accountability and trust.