Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS)
Dahleh appointed to new roles
November 26, 2013Leading ESD and planning for a potential MIT-wide effort in the areas of socio-technical systems, information and decision systems, and statistics.
Machine learning branches out
November 14, 2013An algorithm that extends an artificial-intelligence technique to new tasks could aid in analysis of flight delays and social networks.
Miracle matches: designing dynamic organ exchange programs
October 15, 2013
How computers can learn better
May 28, 2013With a recently released programming framework, researchers show that a new machine-learning algorithm outperforms its predecessors.
April 30, 2013In an age of specialization, a little versatility could improve operations management, cloud computing, and possibly even the provision of health care.
Can control theory make software better?
March 18, 2013Techniques used to ensure that airplanes won’t stall out in flight could be adapted to prove that computer programs won’t divide by zero.
Ozdaglar selected as the inaugural Steven and Renee Finn Innovation Fellow
November 27, 2012The fellowship provides tenured, mid-career faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineer and Computer Science with resources for up to three years to pursue new research and development paths.
Smarter robot arms
September 20, 2011A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently — and move more predictably.
Improving recommendation systems
July 7, 2011Researchers believe that comparing products, rather than rating them on an absolute scale, will lead to algorithms that better predict customers’ preferences.
How wise are crowds?
November 16, 2010By melding economics and engineering, researchers show that as social networks get larger, they usually get better at sorting fact from fiction.
January 29, 2010With techniques for translating complicated equations into ‘sums of squares,’ Pablo Parrilo helps make sense of previously insoluble problems.