Never forget a face
December 18, 2013New algorithm uses subtle changes to make a face more memorable without changing a person’s overall appearance.
Taking a new look at subway map design
October 4, 2013CSAIL researchers are using a computational model that better understands peripheral vision to test the usability of MBTA subway maps.
Teaching computers to see — by learning to see like computers
September 18, 2013By translating images into the language spoken by object-recognition systems, then translating them back, researchers hope to explain the systems’ failures.
Seeing the human pulse
June 19, 2013An algorithm that can accurately gauge heart rate by measuring tiny head movements in video data could ultimately help diagnose cardiac disease.
Finding a gecko in the crowd
April 30, 2013A combination of crowdsourcing and computer vision could identify individuals within endangered populations.
January 12, 2012By helping biologists turn their hunches into rigorous mathematical models, Polina Golland builds software that interprets medical images.
Oliva explores new ground in computational perception at CSAIL
November 8, 2011Neuroscientist looks forward to collaborative studies of visual perception in the brain and its computational applications.
Portable, super-high-resolution 3-D imaging
August 8, 2011A simple new imaging system could help manufacturers inspect their products, forensics experts identify weapons and doctors identify cancers.
You can take it with you
June 15, 2011A new system lets you transfer open applications between a computer and a cellphone simply by pointing the phone’s camera at the computer’s screen.
Gesture-based computing on the cheap
May 19, 2010With a single piece of inexpensive hardware — a multicolored glove — MIT researchers are making Minority Report-style interfaces more accessible.
Seeing the forest for the trees
May 6, 2010Object recognition systems that break images into ever smaller parts should be much more efficient and may shed light on how the brain works.