Welcome to the 29th 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: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Plenary speakers

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

  • Miroslav Krstic
    Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
    University of California San Diego

  • Alyssa Pierson
    Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Boston University

  • Benjamin Van Roy
    Professor of Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University

  • Mark Wilde
    Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Cornell University


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

  • Maison Clouatre
  • Max Daniels
  • Andrew Fishberg
  • Bunyamin Kartal
  • Ufuk Keskin
  • Lukas Schmid

In Memoriam - Sanjoy Mitter


  • Program and student abstracts released

    The conference program and student abstracts have been released.

  • Plenary abstracts and biographies released

    The plenary abstracts and author biographies have been released! Check out this page to learn more.

  • Registration is now open!

    The registration for LIDS Student Conference 2024 is now open. Please register for the conference and sign up to give a talk!

  • The 2024 LIDS Student Conference website is now open.

    The 2024 Conference website is now online! If you have any questions, please email the organizers.