Several CSAIL researchers were awarded an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Sigcomm Best Paper Award for their publication, “They Can Hear Your Heartbeats: Non-Invasive Security for Implanted Medical Devices.”
CSAIL Principal Investigator and Professor Arvind has unveiled a new system that enables hardware designers to specify, in a single programming language, all the functions they want a device to perform.
CSAIL Principal Investigator Manolis Kellis, an associate professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been awarded the 2011 Niki Award by the Athens Information Technology (AIT) Center of Excellence for Research and Education.
CSAIL graduate student Hariharan Shankar Rahul won the MIT $100K Elevator Pitch Contest last week with a business plan for a new Wi-Fi optimization system MegaMIMO, which he developed along with CSAIL Principal Investigator Dina Katabi and CSAIL graduate student Swarun Kumar.
Four new papers co-authored by researchers from Associate Professor Manolis Kellis' Computational Biology group at CSAIL unveil a new high-resolution picture of the human genome that should prove useful in better understanding human biology and disease.
David Culler, professor and chair of Computer Science at UC Berkeley,will be speaking on information technology’s role in enabling a sustainable energy infrastructure this Thursday, October 20 at 3 p.m. in the Kiva seminar room (32-G449) at CSAIL.
This summer CSAIL welcomes a world-renowned economist and the lab’s first full-time member from Sloan: Professor Andrew Lo, the Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and director of MIT’s Laboratory for Financial Engineering.
Two flying robots developed in Professor Daniela Rus’ Distributed Robotics Lab are enjoying some time in this spotlight the summer as they perform at the Joyce Theater with the modern dance company Pilobolus.
A computer system developed by Associate Professor Regina Barzilay, her graduate student S.R.K Branavan and David Silver of University College London has demonstrated the ability to learn language through playing a complex computer game.
CSAIL members enjoyed a successful Annual Review Meeting last week featuring two days of invigorating research presentations, spirited discussion, a warm welcome for pending Director Anant Agarwal and a moving tribute to Director Victor Zue, who is stepping down at the end of the month.
Members of CSAIL’s Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) gathered in the Stata Center recently for the program’s two-day long Annual Meeting showcasing the breadth and diversity of research underway at the lab.
Professor Michael Jordan of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley wrapped up the 2010-2011 Dertouzos Lecturer Series Thursday evening with a look at his work with “Statistical Inference of Protein Structure and Function.”
Assistant Professor Jonathan Kelner and CSAIL PhD student Bernhard Haeupler will be the recipients of Best Paper awards at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC)in June.
Professor Erik Demaine’s artwork, created in collaboration with CSAIL Visiting Scientist Martin Demaine, has also been selected as part of the Smithsonian’s 40 under 40: Craft Futures exhibition, which will run July 20, 2012-February 3, 2013.
As part of MIT's 150th anniversary, the symposium Computation and the Transformation of Practically Everything offered a look into the past and a glimpse into the future of the impact of computation on everything from business to finance, communication, entertainment, medicine and much, much more.
This summer, three CSAIL faculty members are teaching courses as part of MIT's Professional Education program. These Short Programs, which meet for two to five sessions, offer business professionals an opportunity to learn firsthand from top experts in academia.
"Lino Tagliapietra: Glass Magician," the debut art film of Professor Erik Demaine and CSAIL Visiting Scientist Martin Demaine, will be screened tomorrow evening (Wednesday, April 6) from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. in 6-120, along with Bert Haanstra's Glas, and excerpts from the PBS documentary Time of Lino.
A multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) led by CSAIL Associate Professor Russ Tedrake will bring together a diverse group of researchers to develop a bird-sized, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), thanks to an Office of Naval Research Grant. The vehicle will be capable of navigating both urban and forest environments using vision-based control.
Professor Frans Kaashoek, an associate director of CSAIL and a leader of the Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems Group, has been named the 2010 recipient of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences.
Thanks to Bedford-based iRobot, the Japanese government will now have four robots, capable of doing everything from measuring radiation levels to clearing debris, to assist in combating the ongoing nuclear crisis and in clean-up efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11.
Three new papers, co-authored by Associate Professor Manolis Kellis (head of the Computational Biology Group at CSAIL), appeared in the March 23 edition of Nature reporting three large studies of gene regulation in the human and fly genomes.
Shafi Goldwasser, the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named the 2011 winner of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Emanuel R. Piore Award.
Patrick H. Winston, the Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at MIT and a CSAIL principal investigator, has been named a 2011 MacVicar Faculty Fellow in recognition of his outstanding dedication to undergraduate education at MIT.
Using a Microsoft Kinect video game system in conjunction with ROS (open-source Robot Operating Software developed by Willow Garage), Systems Robotics Engineer Garratt Gallagher has created Customizable Buttons, a program that operates in a magical manner.
Dive deep into the advent of computation and the field’s monumental impact this spring during Computation and the Transformation of Practically Everything, a symposium being held as part of MIT’s 150th anniversary celebrations and organized by CSAIL.
When the theme music for Jeopardy! fades into the background tonight and the race for the buzzer begins, Watson, IBM’s question answering computing system, will be relying on several ideas and algorithms, including ones originally developed at CSAIL by Principal Research Scientist Boris Katz.
Eric Grimson - a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MIT, the Bernard Gordon Professor of Medical Engineering, head of the Institute’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a principal investigator at CSAIL - has been named the next chancellor of MIT.
CSAIL played host to an entourage of high-level United States government officials on Thursday, February 10 when Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn, III, visited the lab to learn about the latest advances in computer science.
Researchers are invited to attend the fifth Scene Understanding Symposium (SUnS’11), which will feature speakers and presentations focusing on scene understanding and special cognition, object recognition, attention, visual search and much more.
In the never-ending quest for how to disseminate large amounts of information as quickly and efficiently as possible, CSAIL postdoc Keren Censor-Hillel has discovered a way to avoid the information traffic jams bottlenecks often create in ad-hoc networks.
On Friday, January 28, from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., members of the research and industry communities will gather for the Fourth Annual New England Database Summit (NEDB), which will be held in room 32-123 at the Stata Center.