Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

e-mail: lilisu@mit.edu or lilisu3@csail.mit.edu

Office Phone: (808)-443-3198


About me

I am a Postdoc in EECS (CSAIL) at MIT, hosted by Prof. Nancy Lynch. I got my Ph.D degree from UIUC in 2017, supervised by Prof. Nitin H. Vaidya. Before that, my master work was on ordinal data processing at CSL Communication Group from Aug. 2012 to May 2014 . I received my BS degree at Nankai University in 2011.

Research interests

  • Distributed computing
  • Distributed Learning
  • Fault-tolerance
  • Multi-agent optimization
  • Consensus and information aggregation

CSoI Student Project Team Leader

"Machine Learning Security"
Center for Science of Information (National Science Foundation), Sept. 2016 - Present


I am/will be on the Program Committee for ICDCS 2018, SCNDS 2018, SCNDS 2017.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist (1/3)
    The 30th International Symposium on DIStributed Computing (DISC), 2016
  • Best Student Paper Award
    The 17th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems, 2015
  • Rising Stars in EECS: Selected participant, MIT (2018)
  • Sundaram Seshu International Student Fellowship 
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2016-2017
  • (Service Award) Exemplary Reviewer 
    IEEE Transactions on Communication, 2015
  • Premium Jebsen Fellowship
    Nankai University, China, 2010
  • National Fellowship
    Ministry of Education, China, 2009

Publications and Preprints


Journal Articles

Conference Proceedings

Technical Reports

  • L. Su and N. H. Vaidya,
    "Fault-Tolerant Distributed Optimization (Part IV): Constrained Optimization with Arbitrary Directed Networks," arXiv, Nov. 2015
  • L. Su and N. H. Vaidya,
    "Fault-Tolerant Multi-Agent Optimization – Part III," arXiv, Sep. 2015
  • L. Su and N. H. Vaidya,
    "Byzantine Multi-Agent Optimization – Part II," arXiv, July 2015
  • L. Su and N. H. Vaidya,
    "Byzantine Multi-Agent Optimization – Part I," arXiv, June 2015

  • Teaching Assistant

    • ECE 526 Distributed Algorithms, Fall 2016
    • ECE 313 Probability with Engineering Applications, UIUC, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, 2012 Fall
    • GE 101 Engineering Graphics & Design, UIUC, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
    • IE 430 Engineering Economy, UIUC, Fall 2011