Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Demaine named Presburger Award recipient
February 25, 2013Professor Erik Demaine was cited for his contributions to computational geometry and data structures.
Beefing up public-key encryption
February 15, 2013MIT researchers show how to secure widely used encryption schemes against attackers who have intercepted examples of successful decryption.
Humans and robots work better together following cross-training
February 11, 2013Swapping of roles improves efficiency as well as robots’ confidence and humans’ trust.
CSAIL launches entrepreneurship initiative
February 7, 2013Aims to help students turn computer science ideas into successful technology startups
MIT engineers elected to national academy
February 7, 2013Three engineers are among this year’s 69 new National Academy of Engineering members.
MIT researchers honored for 'Revealing Invisible Changes'
February 1, 2013CSAIL team recognized by National Science Foundation for video that catches motions too subtle for the naked eye.
Big medical data
January 25, 2013At the intersection of medicine and computer science, researchers look for clinically useful correlations amid mountains of information.
Also labeled: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Artificial intelligence, Big data, Medical data mining, Engineering Health, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Computer science and technology, Health care, Health sciences and technology, Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’
January 18, 2013Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.
Guaranteed delivery — in ad hoc networks
January 9, 2013A new algorithm for message dissemination in decentralized networks is faster than its predecessors but, unlike them, guarantees delivery.
Students develop assistive technologies
January 8, 2013Undergraduate teams create helpful phone apps and devices for people with disabilities.
New online learning tool brings 'the crowd' into homework assignments
December 14, 2012
Also labeled: Computer science and technology, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Graphical user interfaces, Online learning, User interfaces, Education, teaching, academics, Graphical programming interfaces, Programming, Crowdsourcing, Social networks, EdX, Students, Undergraduate, Software, Big data
November 26, 2012Siblings Andrew and Jennifer Barry have not only managed to maintain a close friendship into their adult years, but are also both studying robotics at CSAIL
Department snapshot: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
November 16, 2012EECS places renewed emphasis on interdisciplinary research, partnerships with alumni and industry, and experiential learning.
Also labeled: Big data, Computer science and technology, Education, teaching, academics, EdX, Electrical engineering and electronics, Faculty, Industry, Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Student life, Students, Undergraduate, Women in engineering, Department snapshot
Speeding algorithms by shrinking data
November 13, 2012A new approach to processing ‘big data’ creates succinct representations of huge data sets, so that existing algorithms can handle them efficiently.
Zue awarded Okawa Prize
November 9, 2012Honored for work in speech science and spoken-language systems
CSAIL team honored for printable robot
November 8, 2012
Mining physicians’ notes for medical insights
October 31, 2012A new approach to algorithmically distinguishing words with multiple possible meanings could help find useful data in electronic medical records.
CSAIL and QCRI announce new research collaboration
October 23, 2012
MIT's CSAIL launches new center to tackle the future of wireless and mobile technologies
October 11, 2012Will address major technical challenges facing wireless field, bring together academia and industry
Automatic building mapping could help emergency responders
September 24, 2012A prototype sensor array that can be worn on the chest automatically maps the wearer’s environment, recognizing movement between floors.
CSAIL research examines how smartphone apps track users
September 17, 2012Decentralized Information Group shows that many applications collect data even when 'idle'
Deciphering the language of transcription factors
September 10, 2012A new method identifies the precise binding sites of transcription factors — proteins that regulate the production of other proteins — with 10 times the accuracy of its predecessors.
Researchers identify biochemical functions for most of the human genome
September 5, 2012New map provides a reference for interpreting function of disease-associated regions.