I will join MIT as a faculty in Fall 2024. At MIT, I will be part of LIDS, CEE, and IDSS.
I am looking for highly motivated and talented people to join my lab, and will start recruiting from the December 2023 application cycle.
Driven by societal challenges, the goal of our research is to develop efficient computational tools and algorithmic approaches to formulate and solve complex, interconnected system design and autonomous decision making problems.
Our interests include future mobility and energy systems, autonomy (with a focus on planning and control), optimization, compositionality in engineering, game theory, and applied category theory.
Prospective Masters/Ph.D. students: I will be part of LIDS, IDSS, and CEE, and will be considering candidates primarily via CEE, SES (IDSS), EECS, ME, Transportation, TPP, AeroAstro, and OR.
If you are interested in working with me, a) apply to any of these programs, b) make sure to mention my name in your application, and c) write me an e-mail (at gzardini at mit.edu) with subject "Prospective student - YOURNAME", attaching your CV, a brief description of your research interests, why you are interested in working with me, and any relevant material.
You can find details about doctoral programs at MIT here.
Current Undergraduate/Masters/Ph.D. students: please follow the same instructions as above, but using subject "Current student - YOURNAME".
The application process for Ph.D. positions can be challenging and opaque.
Please check the following resources for useful information.
Credits to my friend Andrea Bajcsy (CMU) for providing some of the links below.
Feel free to suggest new entries if you see fit.
- Overall advice: This repository contains important advice on most aspects of the Ph.D. life, including writing statements, a CV, and how to approach the experience.
- Scholarships/Fellowships: Here a non-exhaustive list of resources for fellowships:
- MIT Graduate Application Assistance Programs
- The Heilmeier Catechism to write effective proposals/statements
- 5 minutes with Cyrill: Prof. Cyrill Stachniss from University of Bonn created a series of 5-minutes videos on fundamental skills for researchers.
- Andrej Karpathy's Blog (on surviving the Ph.D. experience)
- Online seminars: Want to watch research talks and listen to technical podcasts on many different topics? Check out the following recordings from online seminars: