Making sense of medical sensors
April 19, 2013Computer scientists and electrical engineers are devising algorithms that look for useful new patterns in data produced by medical sensors.
Making cloud computing more efficient
March 12, 2013For database-driven applications, new software could reduce hardware requirements by 95 percent while actually improving performance.
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.
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.
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.
Drug discovery, Netflix style?
April 13, 2010MIT researchers apply ranking algorithms to pharmaceutical R&D.