Computer science and technology
Testing unbuilt chips
March 9, 2012A new software-simulation system promises much more accurate evaluation of promising — but potentially fault-ridden — multicore-chip designs.
Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science now available in OCW Scholar format
February 27, 20126.01SC is the fourth of seven courses OCW will publish this spring specifically to meet the needs of independent learners.
Three MIT researchers win Sloan Research Fellowships
February 16, 2012Gedik, Matusik and Pathak among 126 researchers selected.
The faster-than-fast Fourier transform
January 18, 2012For a large range of practically useful cases, MIT researchers find a way to increase the speed of one of the most important algorithms in the information sciences.
Self-aware computing project named a 'world changing' idea by Scientific American
December 20, 2011Project Angstrom selected by magazine's editors; featured in December issue
Need a new material? New tool can help
December 20, 2011Exhaustive reference system and interactive toolkit could revolutionize materials research, potentially enabling new types of manufacturing.
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 12, 2011New technique searches for subtle indicators of risk hidden in a patient’s EKG.
An oracle for object-oriented programmers
October 6, 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 12, 2011MIT program sends students abroad for experiences tailor-made for their academic and professional interests.
Building chips from collapsing nanopillars
August 31, 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 24, 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 11, 2011By basing its strategies on the text of a manual, a computer infers the meanings of words without human supervision.
Improving recommendation systems
July 7, 2011Researchers believe that comparing products, rather than rating them on an absolute scale, will lead to algorithms that better predict customers’ preferences.