Computer science and technology
Aircraft engineered with failure in mind may last longer
June 14, 2012New design approach tailors planes to fly in the face of likely failures.
System improves automated monitoring of security cameras
June 4, 2012New approach uses mathematics to reach a compromise between accuracy, speed.
MIT, Intel unveil new initiatives addressing ‘big data’
May 31, 2012An Intel research center based at MIT will be the cornerstone of a new research project dubbed ‘bigdata@CSAIL.’
L. Rafael Reif selected as MIT’s 17th president
May 16, 2012As provost since 2005, the president-elect has inspired innovation and played a critical role in the financial stewardship of the Institute.
The elusive capacity of networks
May 14, 2012Calculating the total capacity of a data network is a notoriously difficult problem, but information theorists are beginning to make some headway.
Faster fourier transform named one of world’s most important emerging technologies
May 7, 2012
Thwarting the cleverest attackers
April 30, 2012Savvy hackers can steal a computer’s secrets by timing its data storage transactions or measuring its power use. New research shows how to stop them.
MITx: What the students think
April 26, 2012From Buenos Aires to Honolulu to Montreal, a virtual community grows up around the online initiative’s prototype course.
Gauging seizures’ severity
April 26, 2012Simple wrist sensors let neurologists collect better data about patients with epilepsy — and could alert patients that they need to seek medical care.
April 24, 2012A new twist on pioneering work done by MIT cryptographers almost 30 years ago could lead to better ways of structuring contracts.
Lynch named Athena Lecturer
April 18, 2012Professor honored for advances in distributed systems that enable dependable Internet and wireless network applications.
13 faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 17, 2012
Chips as mini Internets
April 9, 2012The data-routing techniques that undergird the Internet could increase the efficiency of multicore chips while lowering their power requirements.
Testing unbuilt chips
March 9, 2012A new software-simulation system promises much more accurate evaluation of promising — but potentially fault-ridden — multicore-chip designs.
Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science now available in OCW Scholar format
February 27, 20126.01SC is the fourth of seven courses OCW will publish this spring specifically to meet the needs of independent learners.
Three MIT researchers win Sloan Research Fellowships
February 16, 2012Gedik, Matusik and Pathak among 126 researchers selected.
The faster-than-fast Fourier transform
January 18, 2012For a large range of practically useful cases, MIT researchers find a way to increase the speed of one of the most important algorithms in the information sciences.
Self-aware computing project named a 'world changing' idea by Scientific American
December 20, 2011Project Angstrom selected by magazine's editors; featured in December issue
Need a new material? New tool can help
December 20, 2011Exhaustive reference system and interactive toolkit could revolutionize materials research, potentially enabling new types of manufacturing.
Research update: Sharpening the lines
December 14, 2011New advance could lead to even smaller features in the constant quest for more compact, faster microchips.
Sal Khan to deliver 2012 Commencement address
December 6, 2011Online-education pioneer, MIT alumnus to speak to the Class of 2012 on June 8.