Welcome to the 27th 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 and Game Theory; Algorithms and Optimization. Along with a panel discussion, 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: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Plenary speakers

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

  • Yuejie Chi
    Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University

  • Na Li
    Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
    Harvard University

  • Angelia Nedich
    Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
    Arizona State University

  • Adam Wierman
    Professor in the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
    California Institute of Technology


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


  • Recordings of the plenary talks are now available on the LIDS Youtube page.

    Best Presentation Award

    Thank you everyone for attending the conference! We are happy to announce the Best Presentation Award winners.

    Machine Learning and Statistics Session: Moise Blanchard and Raaz Dwivedi

    Information and Networks Session: Nitya Mani

    Control and Game Theory Session: Sarah Cen

    Algorithms and Optimization Session: Prem Talwai

  • 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.

  • Conference is going virtual

    We are sorry to announce that, to minimize the health risk amidst the Omicron surge and to comply with MIT's Response to Omicron & Plans for January, the whole student conference is going virtual. We are still finalizing the logistics and will keep you updated. Take care!

  • Registration is now open!

    The registration for LIDS Student Conference 2022 is now open. Please register for the conference and sign up to give a talk/present a poster!

  • The 2022 LIDS Student Conference website is now open

    The 2022 Conference website is now online! If you have any questions, please email the organizers.