Computer science and technology
In Profile: Missy Cummings
April 4, 2010Former U.S. Naval fighter pilot aims to improve how humans and computers interact.
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Web sites that can take a punch
March 16, 2010By preventing web applications from deviating from their normal behavior, a new MIT system can keep them online even during a cyberattack.
Explained: Linear and nonlinear systems
February 25, 2010Much scientific research across a range of disciplines tries to find linear approximations of nonlinear behaviors. But what does that mean?
February 24, 2010By mimicking cells, MIT researcher designs electronic circuits for ultra-low-power and biomedical applications.
Jack Wozencraft, information theorist at MIT, 1925-2009
January 21, 2010Jack Wozencraft, considered one of the pioneers of coding theory in the nascent field of information theory, died peacefully August 31, 2009.
January 20, 2010New research could enable computer programming based on screen shots, not just code
January 6, 2010Nanowires made of ‘strained silicon’ — silicon whose atoms have been pried slightly apart — show how to keep increases in computer power coming.
Putting the squeeze on data
December 21, 2009In work that could make it easier to handle huge data sets, MIT researchers improve data compression's fidelity without sacrificing speed
Five from MIT named 2010 IEEE Fellows
December 14, 2009Three EECS faculty members, Hu, Rus and Sudan, and two research staff members of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Reynolds and Stokes, are elevated to Fellow status of the IEEE effective Jan. 1
Computing with a wave of the hand
December 11, 2009A new Media Lab system turns LCD displays into giant cameras that provide gestural control of objects on-screen. And that’s just for starters.
A social network that ballooned
December 11, 2009An MIT team’s savvy use of social media to locate weather balloons as part of a $40,000 DARPA contest may shed light on how to mobilize resources during emergencies.
Rethinking artificial intelligence
December 7, 2009Broad-based MIT project aims to reinvent AI for a new era. By going back and fixing mistakes, researchers hope to produce ‘co-processors’ for the human mind.
CIMIT awards three graduate fellowships to MIT students
December 4, 2009
Flight of fancy
December 3, 2009Using an autonomous mini-helicopter, an MIT team stunned the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International by solving one of its notoriously tough challenges on the first try.
Explained: The Discrete Fourier Transform
November 25, 2009The theories of an early-19th-century French mathematician have emerged from obscurity to become part of the basic language of engineering.
Cryptographic voting debuts
November 13, 2009A new system for ensuring accurate election tallies, which MIT researchers helped to develop, passed its first real-world test last Tuesday.
Detailed explanation of how the voting encryption system works
November 13, 2009
When Signals Cross: Medical Systems at CSAIL
November 10, 2009Professor John Guttag and his team of graduate students are working in partnership with clinicians to produce technological solutions for medical problems.
Reporter's Notebook: Inventing language
November 9, 2009MIT’s Barbara Liskov, winner of the Turing Award, describes how she helped lay the foundations for today’s programming languages.
What computer science can teach economics
November 8, 2009Constantinos Daskalakis applies the theory of computational complexity to game theory, with consequences in a range of disciplines.
Inventor, lawyer and lecturer Robert H. Rines dies aged 87
November 4, 2009