Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
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 23, 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.
Mapping neurological disease
September 4, 2012New algorithm can analyze information from medical images to identify diseased areas of the brain and connections with other regions.
Connoisseur of chaos
August 28, 2012Where other roboticists try to suppress the complex dynamics of mechanical systems, Russ Tedrake exploits them, to make control more efficient and versatile.
Making crowdsourcing easier
August 23, 2012A new system for crowdsourcing database operations spares the user from worrying about the computational details but improves cost effectiveness.
The wisdom of crowds
August 10, 2012A recent paper out of Manolis Kellis' group shows the wisdom of crowds when it comes to selecting methods for analyzing gene regulatory networks.
New router enhances the precision of woodworking
August 7, 2012Handheld device precisely follows a digital plan with minimal guidance from a user.
Writing graphics software gets much easier
August 1, 2012A new programming language for image-processing algorithms yields code that’s much shorter and clearer — but also faster.
New aircraft capable of fast, accurate and repeatable flight
July 26, 2012CSAIL's Robot Locomotion Group unveils new computer-controlled aircraft that can perform knife-edge turns.
Glasses-free 3-D TV looks nearer
July 11, 2012A new method for producing multiple-perspective 3-D images could prove more practical in the short term than holography.
Searching genomic data faster
July 10, 2012Biologists’ capacity for generating genomic data is increasing more rapidly than computing power. A new algorithm will help them keep up.
Sharing data links in networks of cars
July 5, 2012A new algorithm lets networks of Wi-Fi-connected cars, whose layout is constantly changing, share a few expensive links to the Internet.
Communication scheme makes popular applications ‘gracefully mobile’
June 27, 2012New MIT software keeps tens of thousands of people logged into remote computers from mobile devices, but the underlying technology could improve a host of other programs.
All things big and small: the brain’s discerning taste for size
June 20, 2012New research shows brain has distinct regions for identifying different sized objects.
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.’
New mathematical framework formalizes oddball programming techniques
May 21, 2012Loop perforation — speeding up programs by skipping instructions — is just one method that gets rigorous mathematical treatment in a new paper.
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.