Computer science and technology
Dennis awarded IEEE John von Neumann Medal
December 17, 2012Presented annually for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology
New technology may enable earlier cancer diagnosis
December 16, 2012Nanoparticles amplify tumor signals, making them much easier to detect in the urine.
New online learning tool brings 'the crowd' into homework assignments
December 14, 2012
Also labeled: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Graphical user interfaces, Online learning, User interfaces, Education, teaching, academics, Graphical programming interfaces, Programming, Crowdsourcing, Social networks, EdX, Students, Undergraduate, Software, Big data
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon’s dominance
December 10, 2012MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.
Also labeled: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Indium gallium arsenide, Microchips, Silicon, Transistors, Microsystems, Faculty, Moore's Law, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Research, Semiconductors, Computer chips, Computing, electronics, Manufacturing, Electrical engineering and electronics, Microsystems Technology Laboratories
Ozdaglar selected as the inaugural Steven and Renee Finn Innovation Fellow
November 27, 2012The fellowship provides tenured, mid-career faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineer and Computer Science with resources for up to three years to pursue new research and development paths.
Martin Schmidt to oversee MIT’s industry-facing offices
November 27, 2012Associate provost will oversee Technology Licensing Office and Office of Corporate Relations; retains duties around space planning.
Proving quantum computers feasible
November 27, 2012With a new contribution to probability theory, researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers.
November 26, 2012Siblings Andrew and Jennifer Barry have not only managed to maintain a close friendship into their adult years, but are also both studying robotics at CSAIL
Department snapshot: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
November 16, 2012EECS places renewed emphasis on interdisciplinary research, partnerships with alumni and industry, and experiential learning.
Also labeled: Big data, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Education, teaching, academics, EdX, Electrical engineering and electronics, Faculty, Industry, Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Student life, Students, Undergraduate, Women in engineering, Department snapshot
Speeding algorithms by shrinking data
November 13, 2012A new approach to processing ‘big data’ creates succinct representations of huge data sets, so that existing algorithms can handle them efficiently.
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston will be MIT’s 2013 Commencement speaker
November 13, 2012MIT alumnus and co-founder of popular file-transfer service will address the Class of 2013 on June 7.
Zue awarded Okawa Prize
November 9, 2012Honored for work in speech science and spoken-language systems
Predicting what topics will trend on Twitter
November 1, 2012A new algorithm predicts which Twitter topics will trend hours in advance and offers a new technique for analyzing data that fluctuate over time.
Mining physicians’ notes for medical insights
October 31, 2012A new approach to algorithmically distinguishing words with multiple possible meanings could help find useful data in electronic medical records.
MIT's CSAIL launches new center to tackle the future of wireless and mobile technologies
October 11, 2012Will address major technical challenges facing wireless field, bring together academia and industry
Deciphering the language of transcription factors
September 10, 2012A new method identifies the precise binding sites of transcription factors — proteins that regulate the production of other proteins — with 10 times the accuracy of its predecessors.
15 MIT students named Siebel Scholars
September 10, 2012Graduate students in computer science, bioengineering and business honored.
Researchers identify biochemical functions for most of the human genome
September 5, 2012New map provides a reference for interpreting function of disease-associated regions.
Mapping neurological disease
September 5, 2012New algorithm can analyze information from medical images to identify diseased areas of the brain and connections with other regions.
Connoisseur of chaos
August 29, 2012Where other roboticists try to suppress the complex dynamics of mechanical systems, Russ Tedrake exploits them, to make control more efficient and versatile.
Making crowdsourcing easier
August 24, 2012A new system for crowdsourcing database operations spares the user from worrying about the computational details but improves cost effectiveness.
New nanoparticles shrink tumors in mice
August 16, 2012Particles that shut off cancer genes could also allow researchers to screen potential drug targets more rapidly.
New router enhances the precision of woodworking
August 8, 2012Handheld device precisely follows a digital plan with minimal guidance from a user.
New aircraft capable of fast, accurate and repeatable flight
July 26, 2012CSAIL's Robot Locomotion Group unveils new computer-controlled aircraft that can perform knife-edge turns.