I’m a first-year PhD student at MIT, fortunate to be coadvised by Costis Daskalakis and Aleksander Madry. I recently graduated from MIT with a concurrent B.S./M.Eng, double majoring (for B.S.) in Computer Science and Math.

My master’s thesis was supervised by Costis Daskalakis at MIT CSAIL. I’m also a founding member of labsix.

In past years, I’ve worked in the MIT CBMM, the Database Lab at MIT, and as an intern at Two Sigma Labs, where I worked on Convex Optimization and Online Learning.


Publications and Preprints (*=equal contribution)


How Does Batch Normalization Help Optimization? (NIPS 2018)
Shibani Santurkar*, Dimitris Tsipras*, Andrew Ilyas*, Aleksander Madry (2018)
Oral presentation.

Black-box Adversarial Attacks with Limited Queries and Information (ICML 2018)
Andrew Ilyas*, Logan Engstrom*, Anish Athalye*, Jessy Lin* (2017)
arXiv, Partial-Information/GCV Blog Post, Label-Only Attack Blog Post

Synthesizing Robust Adversarial Examples (ICML 2018)
Anish Athalye*, Logan Engstrom*, Andrew Ilyas*, Kevin Kwok (2017)
arXiv, Blog Post

Training GANs with Optimism (ICLR 2018)
Constantinos Daskalakis*, Andrew Ilyas*, Vasilis Syrgkanis*, Haoyang Zeng* (2017)
arXiv, Github

Extracting Syntactic Patterns From Databases (ICDE 2018)
Andrew Ilyas, Joana M.F. da Trindade, Raul C. Fernandez, Samuel Madden (2017)
arXiv, Github

MicroFilters: Harnessing Twitter for Disaster Managment (IEEE GHTC 2014)
Andrew Ilyas (2014)
IEEE Xplore
Chairman’s award winner.


Prior Convictions: Black-box Adversarial Attacks with Bandits and Priors
Andrew Ilyas, Logan Engstrom, Aleksander Madry

The Robust Manifold Defense: Adversarial Training using Generative Models
Andrew Ilyas, Ajil Jalal, Eirini Asteri, Constantinos Daskalakis, Alex G. Dimakis (2017)
arXiv, Blog Post

Personal Projects

In this section I have included a list of previous hardware/software projects, including hackathon products, and weekend projects.

Research Archives (Pre-MIT)

In this section I have included a near-complete list of previous research topics, and links to the papers, reports, or products created as a result of that research. The projects are sorted chronologically, with every project from 2009 (Grade 5!) to present (Grade 12).