MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems


The MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory of MIT, working on research in the areas of communications, control, and signal processing combining faculty from the School of Engineering (including the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics), the Department of Mathematics and the MIT Sloan School of Management. The lab is located in the Dreyfoos Tower of the Stata Center and shares some research duties with MITs Lincoln Laboratory and the independent Draper Laboratory.


The laboratory traces its beginnings to the MIT Servomechanics Laboratory, where work on guidance systems and early computation was done during World War II.

Known as LIDS, the laboratory has hosted several luminaries over the years, including Claude Shannon and David Forney. As of July 2014, the current acting director is Prof. Alan S. Willsky.[1][2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ Alan S. Willsky, Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (retired) at M.I.T.
  2. ^ Alan S. Willsky, Edwin Sibley Webster Retired Professor of Electrical Engineering at M.I.T.
  3. ^ Biography of Alan S. Willsky.
  4. ^ Alan S. Willsky was elected in 2010 as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Electronics, Communication & Information Systems Engineering for contributions to model-based signal processing and statistical inference.

External links

  • LIDS webpage