Computer science and technology
Gauging seizures’ severity
April 27, 2012Simple wrist sensors let neurologists collect better data about patients with epilepsy — and could alert patients that they need to seek medical care.
April 25, 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 10, 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.
Important step toward computing with light
November 23, 2011Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips.
Google’s Schmidt: ‘Global mind’ offers new opportunities
November 15, 2011With knowledge and data, a smarter world will divide work between computers and humans, search engine executive chairman says.
Computer science gives a boost to heart health
October 13, 2011New technique searches for subtle indicators of risk hidden in a patient’s EKG.
An oracle for object-oriented programmers
October 7, 2011By automatically cataloging connections between software 'objects,' a new system orients programmers joining large software projects in midstream.
New seminar explores computational sustainability
September 20, 2011
‘I speak MISTI’
September 13, 2011MIT program sends students abroad for experiences tailor-made for their academic and professional interests.
Building chips from collapsing nanopillars
September 1, 2011By turning a common problem in chip manufacture into an advantage, MIT researchers produce structures only 30 atoms wide.