In this issue, you will find articles about recent graduates Jehangir Amjad, and Qingkai Liang, Professors Ali Jadbabaie and Philippe Rigollet, former faculty member Emilio Frazzoli, alum Hoda Eydgahi, postdoc Stefania Bartoletti, and new Administrative Office Rich Lay.
We also welcomed some new members this year: Assistant Professor Luca Carlone, Senior Research Scientist Marija Ilic, Associate Professor Sasha Rakhlin, Assistant Professor Suvrit Sra, and (in July 2019) Assistant Professor Cathy Wu.
It is a privilege to introduce the latest edition of LIDS|All. I began my tenure as LIDS Director in April 2017...
Ali Jadbabaie, the JR East Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, associate director of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS), and director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC), explores research topics as varied as his titles.
Emilio Frazzoli is fascinated by the unwritten rules of the road. His accomplished career is a testament to this: in both academia and industry he has focused on autonomous vehicles, transportation networks, and the theory and algorithms behind them.
There was a time when, as a young assistant professor, Philippe Rigollet would finish one project and cast about for the next one. Then he arrived at MIT.
Jehangir Amjad has done something few people can: found a way to combine his favorite sport with his work.
Hoda Eydgahi always thought she’d be a physician — so much so that she got her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering.
Stefania Bartoletti is interested in how to locate people and things in places where GPS doesn’t work well or is denied...
Born in 1990 in the Chinese province of Anhui, not far west of the bustling metropolis of Shanghai, Qingkai was part of the world’s first generation to grow up with regular access to the internet.
Fifteen years ago, my wife and I came from NYC to Cambridge for her graduate studies and I have been working at MIT since then.
Luca Carlone started as the Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and as a Principal Investigator in LIDS in 2017.
Marija joined LIDS as a Senior Research Scientist in August 2018. In addition to being an IEEE Life Fellow, she has held many prestigious positions over the course of her career.
Suvrit joined MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as an Assistant Professor, and LIDS as a Principal Investigator, in January 2018.
Sasha is an Associate Professor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and IDSS, and is a Principal Investigator at LIDS.
Cathy works at the intersection of machine learning, optimization, and large-scale societal systems.