The magazine of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems

In this issue, you will find an article about IDSS, as well as articles about graduate students Marzieh Parandehgheibi and Elie Adam, postdoctoral researcher Andrea Censi, alumi Mark Luettgen and Kostas Bimpikis, and new staff member Alina Man. Each of these articles showcases the accomplishments of an extraordinary individual shaped in part by their experiences at LIDS.

A Message from the Director

On behalf of the entire LIDS community, I would like to welcome you to the Spring 2015 issue of LIDS|All. As you may know, I have taken on the role of LIDS directorship...

Bridging Networks

That interdependency between critical infrastructure networks is what LIDS graduate student Marzieh Parandehgheibi, of the Aeronautics and Astronautics department, is trying to understand on a theoretical level.

Mathematical Underpinnings of the Unexpected

On any given afternoon, a visitor to LIDS might find a dark-haired, bespectacled graduate student pacing back and forth across the sun-drenched lounge, or staring out of the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Finding Safety in Systems

Mark Luettgen is in a unique position: he has a job that is both intellectually fulfilling and important to the well-being of the country.

MIT's New Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

On July 1, 2015, MIT's new Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) was officially launched.

The Creative Side of Robotics

When entering Andrea Censi's office at LIDS, the first thing you see is evidence of his experimental work...

Networks, Markets, and Information

LIDS alumnus Kostas Bimpikis likes to know how networks work, especially networks that include human agents.

Sound Bites: Alina Man

I've traveled within Europe, in Canada, and now we're traveling around the US. Last year we went to the Bahamas on a belated honeymoon...