Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
The math of the Rubik’s cube
June 28, 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 25, 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 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.
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 5, 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 26, 2010The max-flow problem, which is ubiquitous in network analysis, scheduling, and logistics, can now be solved more efficiently than ever.
In the World: Health care in the palm of a hand
September 26, 2010MIT-led student team develops mobile-device software to help improve health-care accessibility in remote regions.
3 Questions: Nicholas Roy on deploying drones in U.S. skies
July 21, 2010MIT robotics expert discusses the logistical hurdles of regulating unmanned aircraft for civilian use.
A plane that lands like a bird
July 19, 2010An innovative control system allows a foam glider to touch down on a perch or a wire like a pet parakeet.
Broadband picture may not be so bleak
July 15, 2010A new study disputes the claim that Internet data rates in the U.S. are only half as high as advertised; study’s authors call for better data.