Computer science and technology
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 17, 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.
Reflections on a decade of open sharing: Opening up OpenCourseWare
November 22, 2010
EECS PhD candidate honored by Marconi Society
November 16, 2010Work on fundamental limits of wideband cooperative localization earns Yuan Shen the Young Scholar award.
How wise are crowds?
November 16, 2010By melding economics and engineering, researchers show that as social networks get larger, they usually get better at sorting fact from fiction.
7 win presidential early career honors
November 8, 2010MIT has greatest number of recipients from a single institution.
Four MIT students win 2010 MIT-CIMIT Fellowships
November 8, 2010Receive multi-year support to work on traditionally underfunded areas in health care.
Construction begins on high-performance computing center
October 6, 2010President Hockfield joins Gov. Patrick and others at groundbreaking ceremony.
5 from MIT win NIH awards
September 29, 2010The grants are designed to promote risky, innovative research with the potential to transform a field of study.
Siebel Foundation announces 2011 Siebel Scholars at MIT
September 28, 2010
First improvement of fundamental algorithm in 10 years
September 26, 2010The max-flow problem, which is ubiquitous in network analysis, scheduling, and logistics, can now be solved more efficiently than ever.