Making quantum encryption practical
May 20, 2013An MIT team that proposed a new, more-practical scheme for using quantum physics to secure data transmission has now demonstrated it experimentally.
Companies benefit from analytics
March 5, 2013Global study from MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds companies gain competitive edge by using analytics.
Cellphone data helps pinpoint source of traffic tie-ups
December 20, 2012Study: Congestion can be alleviated throughout a metropolitan area by altering the trips of drivers in specific neighborhoods.
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.
MIT Libraries’ research contributes to award-winning redistricting software, DistrictBuilder
November 5, 2012Web-based resource gives citizens the opportunity to participate in the redistricting process.
MIT Auto-ID Labs launches ‘Cloud of Things’ initiative
November 2, 2012Initiative brings together academia, industry to support the development, adoption, best practices and commercial success of big-data applications in mobile retail commerce.
CSAIL research examines how smartphone apps track users
September 17, 2012Decentralized Information Group shows that many applications collect data even when 'idle'
Making Web applications more efficient
August 31, 2012A new system that automatically streamlines database access patterns can make large Web applications up to three times as fast.
Making crowdsourcing easier
August 24, 2012A new system for crowdsourcing database operations spares the user from worrying about the computational details but improves cost effectiveness.
Berger named ISCB fellow
July 16, 2012Applied mathematics, computer science professor honored for contributions in computational biology and bioinformatics.
ARTEMiS brings art to teaching of science and engineering concepts
June 4, 2012ART for Engineering, Mathematics, and Science an initiative launched last summer through MIT’s Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT).
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.’
Data mining without prejudice
December 16, 2011A new technique for finding relationships between variables in large datasets makes no prior assumptions about what those relationships might be.
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.
Institute teams dominate Clean Energy Prize
May 10, 2011Institute ideas win $200K top prize and all five finalist prizes, with variety of energy solutions.
Turning reviews into ratings
February 3, 2011A new system automatically combs through online reviews to provide recommendations according to unusual criteria.
Crowds and Clouds: Data, sheep, and collaboration in the works of Aaron KoblinSubscribe
November 17, 2010Delivers Abramowitz Memorial Lecture, hosted by MIT Office of the Arts