Computer science and technology
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.
August 24, 2010Many scientific disciplines use computers to infer patterns in data. But how much data is enough to ensure that the inferences are right?
15 MIT students awarded DOE-funded Science Graduate Fellowships
August 10, 2010Among 150 students nationwide awarded fellowships in program's first year
RNA offers a safer way to reprogram cells
July 25, 2010New technique holds promise to revert cells to an immature state that can develop into any cell type.
3 Questions: Nicholas Roy on deploying drones in U.S. skies
July 21, 2010MIT robotics expert discusses the logistical hurdles of regulating unmanned aircraft for civilian use.
A plane that lands like a bird
July 19, 2010An innovative control system allows a foam glider to touch down on a perch or a wire like a pet parakeet.
Computer automatically deciphers ancient language
June 29, 2010A new system that took a couple hours to decipher much of the ancient language Ugaritic could help improve online translation software.
An Internet 100 times as fast
June 27, 2010A new network design that avoids the need to convert optical signals into electrical ones could boost capacity while reducing power consumption.