How to program unreliable chips
November 3, 2013A new language lets coders reason about the trade-off between fidelity of execution and power or time savings in the computers of the future.
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.
Indyk and Katabi win top ACM honors
April 9, 2013Professors recognized for their contributions to computer science
Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’
January 18, 2013Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.
Researchers demonstrate record-setting p-type transistor
January 3, 2013New design for a basic component of all computer chips boasts the highest ‘carrier mobility’ yet measured.
Life in BASIC
January 2, 2013Nick Montfort and colleagues examine cultural significance of computer code in new book.
MIT researchers discover a new kind of magnetism
December 19, 2012Experiments demonstrate ‘quantum spin liquid,’ which could have applications in new computer memory storage.
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon’s dominance
December 10, 2012MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.
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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.
IS&T recommends community members wait to migrate to Windows 8
October 31, 2012IS&T is making Windows 8 Enterprise available for early adopters, but strongly recommends delaying the transition.
Bits of buildings: How is computing changing the architect’s job?
June 24, 2012In a new book, an MIT researcher looks at the influence of high-tech simulations on the profession of architecture.
Lynch named Athena Lecturer
April 18, 2012Professor honored for advances in distributed systems that enable dependable Internet and wireless network applications.
Important step toward computing with light
November 23, 2011Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips.
Institute teams dominate Clean Energy Prize
May 10, 2011Institute ideas win $200K top prize and all five finalist prizes, with variety of energy solutions.
April 13, 2011As part of MIT’s 150th-birthday celebration, computer science luminaries — many from MIT's faculty — gathered on campus for a two-day symposium.
January 11, 2011A new algorithm enables much faster dissemination of information through self-organizing networks with a few scattered choke points.
Robert Morris wins 2010 Mark Weiser Award
October 21, 2010ACM SIGOPS award recognizes ‘creativity and innovation’ in operating-systems research.
Harry Lee is inaugural holder of EECS Advanced Television and Signal Processing Chair
October 21, 2010New professorship is made possible by Jae S. Lim.
New book, 'Bright Boys,' chronicles MIT’s pioneering of IT age
June 1, 2010Foreword by Professor Emeritus Jay Forrester shares insight on team’s early work
Machines that learn better
May 17, 2010New math will make it much easier to build machine-learning systems that tackle a wider range of problems.
Seeing the forest for the trees
May 6, 2010Object recognition systems that break images into ever smaller parts should be much more efficient and may shed light on how the brain works.
Update on planning for high-performance computing center
March 29, 2010Consortium members report 'considerable progress' in several aspects of project in Holyoke, Mass.
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