Computer science and technology
Improving recommendation systems
July 8, 2011Researchers believe that comparing products, rather than rating them on an absolute scale, will lead to algorithms that better predict customers’ preferences.
Chandrakasan named head of electrical engineering and computer science
June 13, 2011Succeeds Grimson as leader of MIT's largest academic department
Faster computer graphics
June 10, 2011Digitally mimicking the photographic blur caused by moving objects is surprisingly hard, but new research offers ways to make it easier.
Honing household helpers
May 26, 2011MIT computer scientists work toward improving robots’ ability to plan and perform complex actions, domestically and elsewhere.
Two from MIT named Goldwater Scholars
May 16, 2011Undergraduates receive top honor in collegiate math, science and engineering education
Energy Initiative announces new seed grant awards
April 20, 2011More than $2 million awarded to 14 projects
April 14, 2011As part of MIT’s 150th-birthday celebration, computer science luminaries — many from MIT's faculty — gathered on campus for a two-day symposium.
Flying like the birds
April 9, 2011Multidisciplinary university research initiative, led by a CSAIL researcher, is developing a bird-sized UAV.
Kaashoek wins ACM’s prize for young researchers
March 29, 2011The professor of computer science, 45, is only the fourth recipient of the prize from the Association for Computing Machinery.
March 18, 2011If software companies design their algorithms with the sole intention of outperforming each other, the customer can be the loser.
The birth of electrical engineering
March 9, 2011The creation of the first electrical-engineering curriculum may have said as much about MIT’s educational philosophy as it did about the pace of innovation.
Four professors named MacVicar fellows
March 8, 2011Sanyal, Schuh, Verghese and Winston honored for undergraduate teaching excellence
Rivest unlocks cryptography's past, looks toward future
February 15, 2011Public-key system has worked and made Internet commerce feasible, but new systems are ready in case flaws are found.
Kenneth Olsen, MIT Corporation life member emeritus, dies at 84
February 8, 2011Institute alum, computer pioneer was co-founder of Digital Equipment Corp.
Turning reviews into ratings
February 3, 2011A new system automatically combs through online reviews to provide recommendations according to unusual criteria.