News Archive 2007
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- Students Compete Internationally to Build Biological Organisms From Standard PartsDecember 12, 2007
- 6.001 completes a twenty-seven year runDecember 09, 2007CSAIL member Professor Gerald Jay Sussman gives the final lecture of 6.001, which is being retired from the MIT curriculum after the Fall 2007 term. Sussman and Professor Hal Abelson developed the course in 1980; it proved to be one of the most influential undergraduate subjects at MIT. Courses based on the 6.001 textbook have been offered at many other universities around the world.
- Cheap sensors could capture your every moveNovember 25, 2007
- Cilk Arts Commercializes MIT’s Approach to Parallel ProgrammingNovember 08, 2007
- Computational comparison of multiple Drosophila genomes proves to be a powerful research tool. November 06, 2007CSAIL's Computational Biology Group led by Manolis Kellis co-led one of the first large-scale comparisons of multiple animal genomes. Results of the project will appear in four papers in Nature, and 40 companion papers in Genome Research, Genetics, Nature Genetics, and other journals.
- MIT develops lecture search engine to aid studentsNovember 06, 2007
- Hundreds attend iGem JamboreeNovember 04, 2007
- DARPA Grand Challenge - Urban Challenge Daily Updates November 03, 2007Go To: DARPA Urban Challenge Web Site / CSAIL DGC Photos / CSAIL DGC Videos
Urban Challenge in the News:
MIT Comes in Fourth at Urban Challenge, Plays by Different Rules, MIT Technology Review, November 6, 2007
MIT finishes fourth in DARPA challenge for robotic vehicles, MIT News Office, November 5, 2007
MIT team places fourth in robocar race, boston.com, November 5, 2007
- Open source synthetic biologyNovember 02, 2007
- The Best Inventions Of The YearOctober 31, 2007
- Top 100 living geniusesOctober 30, 2007
- Robots will become part of daily lifeOctober 16, 2007
- CSAIL helps to organize Fourth Annual RECOMB Satellite on Regulatory Genomics October 15, 2007CSAIL PI Manolis Kellis helped organize the 4th Annual RECOMB Satellite on Regulatory Genomics, organized jointly by the Broad Institute, CSAIL, and Harvard Medical School. The conference was held at MIT this past weekend and was a tremendous success, with 230 people attending from 10 countries in 4 continents. The scientific program represented the top labs in gene regulation from around the...
- Roboticists to ride wave of power, chip and sensor improvementsOctober 10, 2007
- Graduate Student Spotlight: Evan JonesOctober 08, 2007
- MIT appoints 23 faculty to named professorshipsSeptember 27, 2007
- MIT Team Designs Autonomous VehicleSeptember 27, 2007
- Robot Diet Coach Keeps You in LineSeptember 26, 2007
- Pawan Deshpande receives Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation awardSeptember 25, 2007Pawan Deshpande has received a Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation award for the high quality of his M. Eng. Thesis, "Decoding Algorithms for Complex Natural Language Tasks." The prize carries a cash award of $ 4,000 and is given to recipients who demonstrate extraordinary achievement in computers and communications technology, knowledge engineering, and allied fields. Pawan was advised by Prof....
- Think your room is messy? Maybe notSeptember 24, 2007
- MIT alums win MacArthur 'genius' awardSeptember 24, 2007
- MIT model could improve some drugs' effectivenessSeptember 22, 2007
- Rodney Brooks' Robots are Fast, Cheap, and Out of ControlSeptember 22, 2007
- Alumni Spotlight: Helen Greiner September 19, 2007September 20, 2007 - Helen Greiner, a former CSAIL/ AI lab graduate student, will be inducted into at the Women in Technology International’s Hall of Fame on September 27th.
- Unique Middle East program rooted at MIT bears fruitSeptember 18, 2007Unique Middle East program rooted at MIT bears fruit - MIT News Office
September 19th, 2007
Three years ago, Wissam Jarjoui faced an uncertain future in an unstable place. The Palestinian student from East Jerusalem had never met an Israeli, and he hadn't even heard of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- MIT Students Create Car That Drives ItselfSeptember 18, 2007
- Liskov, Harris to share new leadership position for faculty equitySeptember 06, 2007
- MIT Plans to Win DARPA Robot Car ChallengeSeptember 03, 2007
- Stonebraker Raises Vertica's DW ProfileAugust 29, 2007
- Graduate Research Highlight: Swarmbots August 29, 2007August 30, 2007 -
CSAIL graduate student James McLurkin finds inspiration for his distributed robotic systems in nature. The behavior of his swarmbots, a swarm of 100 tiny robots, are based on the way insects communicate, specifically ants and bees.
Swarmbots can only communicate at a distance of three feet and use other robots as landmarks to transmit information. LEDs are used to signify the...
- Adobe Snatches Up Stars from Crumbling Mitsubishi Lab--Creates Boston Research OutpostAugust 28, 2007
- MEET Alumni accepted to MIT August 27, 2007August 28, 2007 -
We would like to extend a special welcome to Wissam Jarjoui, the first Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) student to be accepted at MIT. CSAIL has been heavily involved with MEET since its conception in 2004 and we are excited to see how successful it has become in such a short period of time.
- MIT's clutter detector could cut confusionAugust 20, 2007
- Tilera Corp announces that it is shipping 64-core processor August 19, 2007Tilera Corp, founded by CSAIL's Prof. Anant Agarwal, announced that it has begun to ship a 64-core processor. This processor features 64 identical processor cores (tiles). Each tile can independently run a full operating system, or multiple tiles taken together can run a multi-processing operating system like SMP Linux. Anant Agarwal created the first mesh-based multicore architecture as part of...
- Testing in the Heat August 06, 2007Friday, August 3rd CSAIL students David Moore, Edwin Olson, and Albert Huang conduct testing of MIT's DARPA grand challenge vehicle at a hangar at the South Weymouth Navel Air Station. The weather on Friday was hot enough to stall equipment, but testing continues for the next DARPA grand challenge event.
Photos by Jason Dorfman
(MIT DARPA Grand Challenge Team Web Site)
- Happy birthday to the WWWAugust 06, 2007
- Meet the nerd who's already shaping the futureAugust 05, 2007
- SIMILE: Rich Internet CollectionsJuly 29, 2007
- The Real TransformersJuly 28, 2007
- Drivers Unwanted: MIT 'Robocar' takes a spinJuly 27, 2007
- Street wiseJuly 21, 2007
- Uncle Sam Wants You: To Build a Better Voting MachineJuly 17, 2007
- MIT encryption pioneer Rivest wins Marconi PrizeJuly 16, 2007
- Will John Wilbanks Launch the Next Scientific Revolution?July 16, 2007
- The future of the Web as seen by its creatorJuly 08, 2007
- Genetic Engineers Who Don't Just TinkerJuly 07, 2007
- Ice cream social to honor Rod BrooksJune 27, 2007June 28,2007 - Yesterday afternoon CSAIL had a chance to honor its outgoing Director, Rod Brooks at an ice cream social. The social featured a video of Brook's accomplishments, which ranged from professorships, authorships, new innovations in robotics, and one staring role in a movie.
- Brooks Steps Down as CSAIL Head, Dives Back into ScienceJune 26, 2007
- Puzzles Will Save The WorldJune 23, 2007
- Excitement on Student Street June 20, 2007June 21 2007 - Student Street of the Stata Center has been buzzing with the excitement from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Odyssey for the past two days. Young inventors have converged on the Stata Center to display their inventions, made possible with grants from the Lemelson Foundation. Twenty high school teams from around the country were charged with coming up with a problem and solving it. The...