News Archive 2006

  • Microsoft Research Recognizes Computer Science's Most Promising Professors With New Faculty Fellowships

    REDMOND, Wash., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Research today named the five newest members of its highly prestigious Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship Program.


  • Nokia Phones Go to Natural Language Class

    As part of a research collaboration with MIT computer scientists, the Nokia Research Center Cambridge, in Cambridge MA, is developing cell phones that can understand and respond to written...

  • Nokia Research Center Cambridge opens

    Advancing the vision of mobility while developing real-world applications, MIT and Nokia today announce the opening of the Nokia Research Center Cambridge.

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  • Oy, Robot!

    Are we doomed to some postapocalyptic nightmare in which robots rule the planet? Roboticists Henrik Hautop Lund and Rodney Brooks square off.

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  • MIT researchers attack wireless shortcomings, phishing

    MIT assistant professor Dina Katabi says incremental increases in wireless network throughput just aren't going to cut it. Colleague Rob Miller says phishing attacks continue to get trickier and...

  • Funding Robotics in The War Years

    All's fair in love and war. Just don't send a dolphin to do a robot's job.

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  • MIT's Deshpande Center Announces Spring 2006 Research Grants

    The Deshpande Center for
    Technological Innovation at MIT today announced it is awarding $550,000 in
    grants to seven MIT research teams that are currently working on discoveries

  • Karger moves in the best circles

    When David Karger isn't teaching algorithms in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), he's got dancing on his mind.

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  • MIT takes note of National Engineers Week

    National Engineers Week will run Feb. 19-25 -- Massachusetts' school vacation week -- with family events on and off the MIT campus.

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  • National Academy of Engineering welcomes 2 from MIT

    Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive. Academy membership honors those who have made "outstanding contributions to engineering research,...

  • Kicking and scheming - robot soccer

    In a suite of newly remodeled offices in the basement of Pierce Hall, a group of undergraduates huddles near a whiteboard besmirched with diagrams.

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  • Dertouzos Lecturer Series: Randal E. Bryant

    Professor Randal E. Bryant from the Carnegie Mellon University gave a talk titled "Formal Verification of Infinite State Systems using Boolean Methods" on February 9th, 2006....

  • W3C announces best practices for mobile web

    The World Wide Web Consortium has brought key players in the mobile phone industry to the virtual table for a preliminary agreement on best practices for mobile Web content, the organization has...

  • Robotics, For the Rest of Us
    Recently, I attended a public talk by Professor Rodney Brooks, director of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The talk, titled “Space Exploration and Robotics,” was part of a...
  • CSAIL Spotlight: CSAIL Olympics

    The CSAIL Olympics are a lab tradition that originated with the AI lab. Each year during January IAP lab members cross research boundaries and form teams to compete in events involving the body,...

  • Agilent Technologies introduces industry's first dual-mode gene expression microarray platform

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today launched the industry’s first dual-mode, one-color/two-color microarray platform, offering researchers unprecedented flexibility and performance for gene...

  • Robonauts - The next generation of space explorers will look -- and act -- more like people than probes

    In 1989, using an insect-like robot named Genghis, Rodney Brooks pitched a bold vision for exploring space: Send up an army of small, cheap machines to rove around on a distant planet and beam...

  • MIT OpenCourseWare adds course on Bluespec methodology

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's web-based publishing initiative, OpenCourseWare, has added course material based on EDA vendor Bluespec Inc.'s electronic system level (ESL) synthesis...

  • I Column Like I CM: Finders Keepers

    Keeping Found Things Found is a multi-year project at the University of Washington Information School by Professors William Jones and Harry Bruce, with Susan Dumais of Microsoft Research. The team...