MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
The MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems 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, the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Department of Mathematics and from the Sloan School of Management. The lab is located in the Dreyfoos Towerof the Stata Centerand shares some research duties with MITs Lincoln Laband the independent Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. The current acting director is Prof. Alan S. Willsky.
The Laboratory traces its beginnings to the
MIT Servomechanics Laboratory, where much work on guidance systems and early computation was done during World War II.
Affectionately called "LIDS", the laboratory has hosted several luminaries over the years, such as
Claude Shannonand David Forney. Current faculty include Robert G. Gallagerand Seth Lloyd.
Gordon S. Brown
* [http://lids.mit.edu/ LIDS webpage]
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