Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
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.
Portable, super-high-resolution 3-D imaging
August 9, 2011A simple new imaging system could help manufacturers inspect their products, forensics experts identify weapons and doctors identify cancers.
The math of the Rubik’s cube
June 29, 2011New research establishes the relationship between the number of squares in a Rubik’s-cube-type puzzle and the maximum number of moves required to solve it.
Honing household helpers
May 26, 2011MIT computer scientists work toward improving robots’ ability to plan and perform complex actions, domestically and elsewhere.
Of minds and machines
May 9, 2011Final installment of MIT’s 150th anniversary symposia explores intelligence — both human and artificial.
Demaine’s artwork selected for Smithsonian exhibit
April 26, 2011Part of the 40 Under 40: Craft Futures exhibition, which will run starting in 2012.
April 14, 2011As part of MIT’s 150th-birthday celebration, computer science luminaries — many from MIT's faculty — gathered on campus for a two-day symposium.
Rivest unlocks cryptography's past, looks toward future
February 15, 2011Public-key system has worked and made Internet commerce feasible, but new systems are ready in case flaws are found.
Robert Morris wins 2010 Mark Weiser Award
October 21, 2010ACM SIGOPS award recognizes ‘creativity and innovation’ in operating-systems research.
Why telecom regulation needs to change
October 6, 2010Research suggests that the approach that worked with a few large companies with aligned interests needs revisiting in the Internet age.
First improvement of fundamental algorithm in 10 years
September 27, 2010The max-flow problem, which is ubiquitous in network analysis, scheduling, and logistics, can now be solved more efficiently than ever.