Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Rivest unlocks cryptography's past, looks toward future
February 15, 2011Public-key system has worked and made Internet commerce feasible, but new systems are ready in case flaws are found.
Robert Morris wins 2010 Mark Weiser Award
October 21, 2010ACM SIGOPS award recognizes ‘creativity and innovation’ in operating-systems research.
Why telecom regulation needs to change
October 6, 2010Research suggests that the approach that worked with a few large companies with aligned interests needs revisiting in the Internet age.
First improvement of fundamental algorithm in 10 years
September 27, 2010The max-flow problem, which is ubiquitous in network analysis, scheduling, and logistics, can now be solved more efficiently than ever.
In the World: Health care in the palm of a hand
September 27, 2010MIT-led student team develops mobile-device software to help improve health-care accessibility in remote regions.
3 Questions: Nicholas Roy on deploying drones in U.S. skies
July 22, 2010MIT robotics expert discusses the logistical hurdles of regulating unmanned aircraft for civilian use.
A plane that lands like a bird
July 20, 2010An innovative control system allows a foam glider to touch down on a perch or a wire like a pet parakeet.
Broadband picture may not be so bleak
July 16, 2010A new study disputes the claim that Internet data rates in the U.S. are only half as high as advertised; study’s authors call for better data.
Gesture-based computing on the cheap
May 20, 2010With a single piece of inexpensive hardware — a multicolored glove — MIT researchers are making Minority Report-style interfaces more accessible.
Rivest wins faculty’s Killian Award
May 19, 2010MIT encryption pioneer recognized for ‘extraordinary’ contributions in computer science
Machines that learn better
May 18, 2010New math will make it much easier to build machine-learning systems that tackle a wider range of problems.
When good enough is better
May 13, 2010By exploiting a simple but counterintuitive trick, a new system finds sections of computer programs where accuracy can be traded for speed.
In Profile: Missy Cummings
April 5, 2010Former U.S. Naval fighter pilot aims to improve how humans and computers interact.
Explained: Linear and nonlinear systems
February 26, 2010Much scientific research across a range of disciplines tries to find linear approximations of nonlinear behaviors. But what does that mean?