I’m an incoming 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 interests currently lay somewhere around theoretical Machine Learning.
My master’s thesis was supervised by Constis 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.
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
MicroFilters: Harnessing Twitter for Disaster Managment (IEEE GHTC 2014)
Andrew Ilyas (2014)
Prior Convictions: Black-box Adversarial Attacks with Bandits and Priors
Andrew Ilyas, Logan Engstrom, Aleksander Madry
How Does Batch Normalization Help Optimization?
Shibani Santurkar, Dimitris Tsipras, Andrew Ilyas, Aleksander Madry (2018)
In this section I have included a list of previous hardware/software projects, including hackathon products, and weekend projects.
A visual interface for creating ConvNets built at MHacks 8, written in JS (frontend) and Torch7/Lua: Code on Github
A chrome extension that indexes browser history based on page content, improving history search. Also available on Github
A 3D modeling tutorial, currently on YouTube, made in an earlier Grade – I made a camera using Lightwave 9.
In January of 2015, I built a fully-functioning 8p trivia system for my school club.
In 2012, I led my school robotics team to a Qatar National Championship.
One of the apps that I have made, the Lightning Labyrinth, is now available for download on the App Store.
The first project I worked on under Prof. Madden at MIT &endash; A visualization of dangerous events in cars around the world.
The second and main project I worked on under Prof. Madden at MIT &endash; a possible solution to texting-while-driving.
I taught my sister the fundamentals of electricity and Arduino with this Tic-Tac-Toe Machine.
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).