Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
New system allows for high-accuracy, through-wall, 3-D motion tracking
December 11, 2013Technology could revolutionize gaming, fall detection among the elderly, and more.
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli visits MIT in support of assistive technology and global poverty reduction
December 9, 2013Daylong visit highlights work by MIT researchers and others at CSAIL and J-PAL.
Andrea Bocelli and MIT showcase research advancements this Friday
December 5, 2013Andrea Bocelli will attend workshops at MIT featuring research on vision impairment and social impact programs funded by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and conducted at MIT.
MIT Big Data Initiative launches transportation challenge, privacy working group
November 12, 2013New efforts aimed at improving the use and management of big data
How to program unreliable chips
November 3, 2013A new language lets coders reason about the trade-off between fidelity of execution and power or time savings in the computers of the future.
Eliminating unexplained traffic jams
October 27, 2013If integrated into adaptive cruise-control systems, a new algorithm could mitigate the type of freeway backup that seems to occur for no reason.
Building culture in digital media
October 23, 2013Fox Harrell’s new book presents a ‘manifesto’ detailing how computing can create powerful new forms of expression and culture.
Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots
October 3, 2013Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form arbitrary shapes.
Building disaster-relief phone apps on the fly
September 29, 2013Researchers combine powerful new Web standards with the intuitive, graphical MIT App Inventor to aid relief workers with little programming expertise.
Dina Katabi and Sara Seager win MacArthur ‘genius grants’
September 25, 2013Two MIT professors are among 24 recipients nationwide of this year’s unrestricted $625,000 prizes from the MacArthur Foundation.
Teaching computers to see — by learning to see like computers
September 18, 2013By translating images into the language spoken by object-recognition systems, then translating them back, researchers hope to explain the systems’ failures.
A computer scientist's approach to medicine
September 18, 2013Stephanie Seneff is using the novel natural language processing techniques she developed to better understand how drugs and environmental toxins impact human health.
Two MIT faculty members named Simons Investigators
August 1, 2013Senthil Todadri and Piotr Indyk are among 13 mathematicians and scientists selected.
CSAIL researchers develop new ways to streamline, simplify 3-D printing
July 24, 2013New research to be presented at the 2013 SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference could transform field of 3-D printing.
A faster Internet — designed by computers?
July 18, 2013Computer-designed algorithms for controlling network congestion yield transmission rates two to three times as high as those designed by humans.
Writing programs using ordinary language
July 10, 2013Systems that can convert written specifications into working code in a few narrow cases could be generalized to other tasks.
MEET builds ties, fosters innovation in the Middle East
June 25, 2013Middle East Education through Technology program brings together Israeli and Palestinian youths with a shared passion for technology and entrepreneurship
Seeing the human pulse
June 19, 2013An algorithm that can accurately gauge heart rate by measuring tiny head movements in video data could ultimately help diagnose cardiac disease.
Securing the cloud
June 9, 2013A new algorithm solves a major problem with homomorphic encryption, which would let Web servers process data without decrypting it.
How computers can learn better
May 28, 2013With a recently released programming framework, researchers show that a new machine-learning algorithm outperforms its predecessors.
MIT visiting scientist Kanako Miura, 36, dies while bicycling in Boston
May 22, 2013'She truly became an integral part of the CSAIL community.'