Computer science and technology
Research update: Sharpening the lines
December 14, 2011New advance could lead to even smaller features in the constant quest for more compact, faster microchips.
Sal Khan to deliver 2012 Commencement address
December 6, 2011Online-education pioneer, MIT alumnus to speak to the Class of 2012 on June 8.
Important step toward computing with light
November 23, 2011Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips.
Google’s Schmidt: ‘Global mind’ offers new opportunities
November 15, 2011With knowledge and data, a smarter world will divide work between computers and humans, search engine executive chairman says.
Computer science gives a boost to heart health
October 13, 2011New technique searches for subtle indicators of risk hidden in a patient’s EKG.
An oracle for object-oriented programmers
October 7, 2011By automatically cataloging connections between software 'objects,' a new system orients programmers joining large software projects in midstream.
New seminar explores computational sustainability
September 20, 2011
‘I speak MISTI’
September 13, 2011MIT program sends students abroad for experiences tailor-made for their academic and professional interests.
Building chips from collapsing nanopillars
September 1, 2011By turning a common problem in chip manufacture into an advantage, MIT researchers produce structures only 30 atoms wide.
Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone
August 25, 2011A network of dashboard-mounted phones can collect data on traffic lights and tell drivers how to avoid inefficient stopping and starting.
New Artificial Intelligence Hall of Fame inducts four MIT professors
August 24, 2011IEEE Computer Society magazine honors AI pioneers in inaugural Hall of Fame.
MIT part of $18.5 million effort to create mind-machine interface
July 14, 2011New multi-institution center will work on robotic interaction with nervous system
EECS head Chandrakasan announces new leadership team
July 13, 2011
Computer learns language by playing games
July 12, 2011By basing its strategies on the text of a manual, a computer infers the meanings of words without human supervision.
Improving recommendation systems
July 8, 2011Researchers believe that comparing products, rather than rating them on an absolute scale, will lead to algorithms that better predict customers’ preferences.
Chandrakasan named head of electrical engineering and computer science
June 13, 2011Succeeds Grimson as leader of MIT's largest academic department
Faster computer graphics
June 10, 2011Digitally mimicking the photographic blur caused by moving objects is surprisingly hard, but new research offers ways to make it easier.
Honing household helpers
May 26, 2011MIT computer scientists work toward improving robots’ ability to plan and perform complex actions, domestically and elsewhere.
Two from MIT named Goldwater ScholarsSubscribe
May 16, 2011Undergraduates receive top honor in collegiate math, science and engineering education