Welcome to the 23rd Annual LIDS Student Conference

The annual LIDS Student Conference is a student-organized, student-run conference that provides an opportunity for graduate students to present their research to peers as well as to the community at large.

Past years: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Plenary speakers

We are delighted to have with us as distinguished plenary speakers:

  • Francesco Borrelli
    Howard Penn Brown Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    University of California, Berkeley

  • Michael I. Jordan
    Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor, Department of EECS, Department of Statistics
    AMP Lab, Berkeley AI Research Lab
    University of California, Berkeley

  • Nancy A. Lynch
    NEC Professor of Software Science and Engineering, Department of EECS
    Theory of Distributed Systems Group, CSAIL
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Gilbert Strang
    Professor, Department of Mathematics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Don't hesitate to contact the conference co-chairs regarding any conference-related questions.


We would like to thank the following sponsors of the 2018 LIDS Student Conference for their support:


  • A successful conference

    Thanks to everyone for another successful conference! Congratulations to our Best Presentation Award student winner, Sebastien Martin, as well as to runners-up Jackie Baek and Jennifer Tang.

  • First day begins

    The conference is finally here! Make sure to check in at the registration desk outside of MIT Stata Center, room 32-141.

  • Conference registration now closed

    Conference registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please email the organizers.

  • Details of career panel posted

    Details of the conference career panel has been posted. Check out the bios of our panelists!

  • Abstracts for Student Session speakers posted

    Check out abstracts for speakers in the Student Sessions!

  • Looking for Volunteers

    We are currently looking for volunteers to help out during the conference. If you are interested, please register to volunteer here.

  • Conference Program Released

    The conference program is now released! Check out the full program of talks and events.