CSAIL Spotlights

  • Industry Affiliates Program: Bridging the Lab and the Marketplace

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    September 14, 2008
    The value of academic research is traditionally measured by its contribution to the world’s inventory of knowledge, through theses, papers, and physical artifacts. At CSAIL, we also view research as a practical matter – placing additional emphasis on designing and building technologies and...
  • Project Qmulus: Building An Integrated Virtual Information Environment

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    July 07, 2008
    Imagine having complete access to your own personalized environment – your notes, presentations, music, TV recordings, photo albums, recipes – from anywhere in the world, anytime. Making this dream a reality is the goal of Project Qmulus, CSAIL’s five-year, $20 million collaboration with Taiwan-...
  • Stata at Five

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    May 24, 2008
    The Ray and Maria Stata Center is a soaring, disorienting, quirky and controversial place to be. Concocted of glass, plywood, brick, cement, industrial steel, titanium, and a palette of paint directly out of Dr. Seuss, its winding staircases, tilted walls, and unexpected corners evoke a playful...
  • CSAIL & Nokia: Dial “C” for Collaboration

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    March 07, 2008
    Over the past four decades, CSAIL has partnered with numerous companies. Yet none of them have been quite like the Nokia and CSAIL collaboration known as Mobile Ecosystem 2012. In fact, CSAIL has worked with Nokia a number of times in the past, yet the current effort is still distinct. According to...
  • Outreach: Empowerment through education and technology

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    January 15, 2008
    The leaders of CSAIL’s outreach programs often get asked the question, “Why is a research lab doing outreach?”

    The answer is quite simple, according to CSAIL Assistant Director Jack Costanza, who is primarily responsible for the infrastructure of CSAIL’s 800-plus person lab. Costanza...
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