Computer science and technology
Putting the squeeze on data
December 21, 2009In work that could make it easier to handle huge data sets, MIT researchers improve data compression's fidelity without sacrificing speed
Five from MIT named 2010 IEEE Fellows
December 14, 2009Three EECS faculty members, Hu, Rus and Sudan, and two research staff members of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Reynolds and Stokes, are elevated to Fellow status of the IEEE effective Jan. 1
Computing with a wave of the hand
December 11, 2009A new Media Lab system turns LCD displays into giant cameras that provide gestural control of objects on-screen. And that’s just for starters.
A social network that ballooned
December 11, 2009An MIT team’s savvy use of social media to locate weather balloons as part of a $40,000 DARPA contest may shed light on how to mobilize resources during emergencies.
Rethinking artificial intelligence
December 7, 2009Broad-based MIT project aims to reinvent AI for a new era. By going back and fixing mistakes, researchers hope to produce ‘co-processors’ for the human mind.
CIMIT awards three graduate fellowships to MIT students
December 4, 2009
Flight of fancy
December 3, 2009Using an autonomous mini-helicopter, an MIT team stunned the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International by solving one of its notoriously tough challenges on the first try.
Explained: The Discrete Fourier Transform
November 25, 2009The theories of an early-19th-century French mathematician have emerged from obscurity to become part of the basic language of engineering.
Cryptographic voting debuts
November 13, 2009A new system for ensuring accurate election tallies, which MIT researchers helped to develop, passed its first real-world test last Tuesday.
Detailed explanation of how the voting encryption system works
November 13, 2009
When Signals Cross: Medical Systems at CSAIL
November 10, 2009Professor John Guttag and his team of graduate students are working in partnership with clinicians to produce technological solutions for medical problems.
Reporter's Notebook: Inventing language
November 9, 2009MIT’s Barbara Liskov, winner of the Turing Award, describes how she helped lay the foundations for today’s programming languages.
What computer science can teach economics
November 8, 2009Constantinos Daskalakis applies the theory of computational complexity to game theory, with consequences in a range of disciplines.
Inventor, lawyer and lecturer Robert H. Rines dies aged 87
November 4, 2009
Awards and honors: Nov. 4, 2009
November 4, 2009Hockfield, Lander, Rivest and Han win awards
October 22, 2009As chip makers turn to multiple 'cores' to improve performance, MIT researchers help ease programmers' transition to parallel programming.
Goldwasser, Stubbe named Franklin Institute laureates
October 21, 2009
October 12, 2009Researchers from MIT's CSAIL teach computers to recognize objects.
Securing the web
October 7, 2009A new MIT programming tool would automatically plug holes that hackers exploit.
Whose Internet is it, anyway?
September 27, 2009One of the Internet's chief architects looks at the FCC's proposed Net neutrality rules.
Intel PhD fellowship recipients announced
September 22, 2009Four students from the EECS have been named among this year's winners of the Intel PhD Fellowships