Welcome to the 25th Annual LIDS Student Conference!


The annual LIDS Student Conference is a student-organized, student-run conference that provides an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to present their research to peers as well as to the community at large. This year, we are delighted to welcome four distinguished plenary speakers accompanying student sessions in Machine Learning and Statistics; Information and Networks; Control Theory and Applications; Algorithms, Optimization, and Game Theory. Along with a panel discussion and a celebratory banquet at Samberg Conference Center, this conference is a yearly highlight.

To find out more about the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS), MIT's oldest lab, please visit LIDS website.

Past years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Plenary speakers

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

  • Aram Harrow
    Associate Professor of Physics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Susan Murphy
    Professor of Statistics
    Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute
    Professor of Computer Science at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    Harvard University

  • Tim Roughgarden
    Professor of Computer Science
    member of the Data Science Institute
    Columbia University

  • Paulo Tabuada
    Vijay K. Dhir Professor of Engineering
    Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of California at Los Angeles


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

  • Emily Meigs
  • Vishrant Tripathi
  • Tianyi Peng
  • Jason Liang
  • Amir Tohidi


We would like to thank Prof. Peter Falb for his support for the 2020 LIDS Student Conference:


  • Best Presentation Award

    Thank you everyone for attending the conference! We are happy to announce the Best Presentation Award winners, Information and Networks Session: Igor Kadota, Machine Learning and Statistics Session: Anish Agarwal, Optimization, Learning, and Game Theory Session: Matthew Brennan, Control Theory and Algorithms Session: Soumya Sudhakar

    We look forward to the next conference!

  • Details of panel discussion posted

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

  • Abstracts for plenary talks and student talks posted

    The conference is quickly approaching! Check out the information about plenary talks and the abstracts for student talk sessions!

  • Conference program released

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

  • Registration for talks/posters closed

    The registration for talks/poster presentations is now closed. You can still register to attend the conference!

  • Registration is now open!

    The registration for LIDS Student Conference 2020 is now open. Please register for the conference and sign up to give a talk/present a poster!

  • The 2020 LIDS Student Conference website is now open

    The 2020 Conference website is now online! If you have any questions, please email the organizers.