Computer science and technology
A computer scientist's approach to medicine
September 18, 2013Stephanie Seneff is using the novel natural language processing techniques she developed to better understand how drugs and environmental toxins impact human health.
Artificial-intelligence research revives its old ambitions
September 9, 2013A new interdisciplinary research center at MIT, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims at nothing less than unraveling the mystery of intelligence.
CSAIL researchers develop new ways to streamline, simplify 3-D printing
July 24, 2013New research to be presented at the 2013 SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference could transform field of 3-D printing.
A faster Internet — designed by computers?
July 18, 2013Computer-designed algorithms for controlling network congestion yield transmission rates two to three times as high as those designed by humans.
Writing programs using ordinary language
July 10, 2013Systems that can convert written specifications into working code in a few narrow cases could be generalized to other tasks.
Researchers build an all-optical transistor
July 4, 2013An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.
Securing the cloud
June 9, 2013A new algorithm solves a major problem with homomorphic encryption, which would let Web servers process data without decrypting it.
Dennis Freeman appointed dean for undergraduate education
June 6, 2013Electrical engineering and computer science professor has lengthy record of leadership in teaching, advising and curricular innovation.
How computers can learn better
May 28, 2013With a recently released programming framework, researchers show that a new machine-learning algorithm outperforms its predecessors.
May 28, 2013Designer Chuck Hoberman partners with CSAIL to create transformable mechanisms
iCampus Student Competition yields online tools for improved on campus experiences
May 21, 2013Grand prize in 2013 competition goes to an online exploration tool to aid students in planning their selection of classes.
Wireless researchers host ‘Game-Jam’
May 13, 2013Event will bring together game developers, graphic designers and audio professionals to design mobile games that will help wireless researchers gather information on network data.
CSAIL graduate honored with ACM award
May 7, 2013Shyamnath Gollakota recognized for work with wireless interference
Finding a gecko in the crowd
April 30, 2013A combination of crowdsourcing and computer vision could identify individuals within endangered populations.
Learning software development — by developing software
April 23, 2013In a new course, students participate in large, ongoing, open-source-software development projects, mentored by industry professionals.
Markus Buehler named recipient of the Robert Lansing Hardy Award
April 11, 2013Recognized for innovations using computational science to understand mechanical properties of biological and bio-inspired materials.
Six faculty recognized for Russian engagement
April 2, 2013Institute names inaugural Skolkovo Foundation Professors.
Four professors named 2013 MacVicar Fellows
March 15, 2013Griffith, Miller, Schulz and Teng awarded the Institute’s highest undergraduate teaching honor.
New rankings acclaim MIT’s graduate programs in engineering, business
March 11, 2013MIT leads in seven engineering disciplines and three business fields, says U.S. News & World Report.
Also labeled: Aeronautical and astronautical engineering, Business and management, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Education, teaching, academics, Electrical engineering and electronics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Materials science, Mechanical engineering, Nuclear science and engineering, Rankings, Engineering Systems
Making cloud computing more efficient
March 11, 2013For database-driven applications, new software could reduce hardware requirements by 95 percent while actually improving performance.
Toward practical compressed sensing
February 1, 2013Researchers show how the vagaries of real-world circuitry affect the performance of a promising new technique in signal processing and imaging.
Big medical data
January 25, 2013At the intersection of medicine and computer science, researchers look for clinically useful correlations amid mountains of information.
Also labeled: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Artificial intelligence, Big data, Medical data mining, Engineering Health, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Health care, Health sciences and technology, Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
SuperUROP propels undergraduate research to next level
January 23, 2013Poster session showcases student advances in key technologies and attracts faculty, venture capitalists and industry sponsors.
Also labeled: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Research, Undergraduate, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), Advanced Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (SuperUROP), Student life, Students, Digital technology, Entrepreneurship, Alumni/ae