Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS)
May 1, 2013In an age of specialization, a little versatility could improve operations management, cloud computing, and possibly even the provision of health care.
Can control theory make software better?
March 19, 2013Techniques used to ensure that airplanes won’t stall out in flight could be adapted to prove that computer programs won’t divide by zero.
Ozdaglar selected as the inaugural Steven and Renee Finn Innovation Fellow
November 27, 2012The fellowship provides tenured, mid-career faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineer and Computer Science with resources for up to three years to pursue new research and development paths.
Smarter robot arms
September 21, 2011A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently — and move more predictably.
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.
How wise are crowds?
November 16, 2010By melding economics and engineering, researchers show that as social networks get larger, they usually get better at sorting fact from fiction.
January 29, 2010With techniques for translating complicated equations into ‘sums of squares,’ Pablo Parrilo helps make sense of previously insoluble problems.