The Distributed Robotics Lab (DRL) at CSAIL joined forces with modern dance company Pilobolus for the second time this fall to light up the nighttime sky when the two premiered their latest work, UP: The Umbrella Project at the PopTech Conference.
Professor Jack Dennis, a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named the recipient of the 2013 IEEE John von Neumann Medal. Dennis was honored, “For fundamental abstractions to implement protection in operating systems and for the dataflow programming paradigm.”
Dr. Rohit Joshi, a postdoctoral associate in Professor Peter Szolovits’ Clinical Decision Making Group (http://groups.csail.mit.edu/medg/people/psz/home/Pete_MEDG_site/Home.html), has been awarded the best student paper prize at the 2012 American Medical Informatics Association’s Annual Symposium.
Victor Zue, the Delta Electronics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and the director of International Relations for CSAIL, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Okawa Prize.
This past summer, the African Robotics Network (AFRON) challenged roboticists around the world to design a new class of robot, one that could be easily integrated into classrooms around the world. SEG, a robot designed by CSAIL Director Daniela Rus’ Distributed Robotics Lab, took third prize in the traditional (roaming) category of the competition.
The Epoch Foundation, an organization of more than a dozen Taiwanese conglomerates, recently made its biennial visit to MIT. During the weeklong visit, representatives of the Foundation came to CSAIL for an afternoon of exploration of some of the latest cutting-edge computer science research underway at the lab.
The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), today announced a new joint research program aimed at advancing the field of computer science.
MIT today inaugurated a new interdisciplinary center dedicated to developing the next generation of wireless networks and mobile devices. Headquartered at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and known as Wireless@MIT, the Center will be a focal point for wireless research at MIT and will address some of the most important challenges facing the wireless and mobile computing fields.
Ronald Rivest, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Computer Science in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named to the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.
A new paper by CSAIL research scientist Maurice Fallon, Professor John Leonard, Professor Seth Teller, and CSAIL graduate students Hordur Johannsson and Jonathan Brookshire details a new method for tracking movement inside a building.
New research by Professor and CSAIL Principal Investigator John Guttag and Professor Collin Stultz into using computer science techniques to predict a patient’s risk of death following a heart attack is featured in famed photographer Rick Smolan’s new book on big data.
New research from CSAIL’s Decentralized Information Group (DIG) shows that a majority of applications not only collect user information when the application is in operation, but also when the application is inactive or when the user has turned off his or her smart phone screen.
On Wednesday, September 12, bigdata@CSAIL, CSAIL’s new initiative focused on tackling the challenges presented by this burgeoning field, kicks off its first lecture series with a talk by Google fellows Jeffrey Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat.
The Simons Foundation has announced that Shafi Goldwasser, the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named a Simons Investigator.
In a new video on the future of robotics, Bloomberg Businessweek featured Professor Brian Williams’ Model-based Embedded and Robotic Systems Group (MERS) and their work with developing new methods for robots and humans to work together in efficient and successful ways.
A new telemedicine solution called Sana AudioPulse allows healthcare providers around the world to screen for hearing impairment through a simple mobile phone application. The Sana AudioPulse team, which is made up of students from CSAIL, MIT, Harvard, Northeastern and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) in Brazil, was recently honored as the winner of the GSMA Mobile Health Challenge.
Associate Professor Russ Tedrake and his research group recently unveiled a video of a new computer-controlled aircraft that is able to accurately perform knife-edge turns, rolling 90 degrees to dart through an opening narrower than the aircraft’s wingspan.
MIT alumnus Philippe Laffont has made the first individual leadership gift in support of MITx, MIT’s new online learning initiative. The Philippe & Ana Luisa Laffont Family Foundation contributed $1 million to honor Stephen A. Ward (SB ’66 and SM ’69 in electrical engineering; PhD ’74 in computer science from MIT), Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, who was Laffont’s thesis advisor at MIT.
Victor Zue, the Delta Electronics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named the recipient of the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award.
Bonnie Berger, a professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named a 2012 Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).
Seraph, a modern dance piece featuring quad-rotors from CSAIL Director Daniela Rus' research group and dancers from the modern dance company Pilobolus, has been selected as a featured film in the upcoming Robot Film Festival, taking place next Saturday, July 14 in New York City.
Fernando J. Corbato, a professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been honored by the Computer History Museum as a 2012 Fellow.
Bloomberg TV featured the work of John Leonard, a professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering and a principal investigator at CSAIL, in a new piece focused on the future of robotics.
Researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences have discovered that the brain organizes objects based on their physical size, with a specific region of the brain reserved for recognizing large objects and another reserved for small objects. Their findings, to be published in the June 21 issue of Neuron, could have major implications for fields like robotics, and could lead to a greater understanding of how the brain organizes and maps information.
Julie Shah, the Boeing Career Development Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, is looking to enable more human-robot coordination on the factory floor.
On Friday, June 8th, the Institute will hold its 146th commencement ceremony. We here at CSAIL would like to join the speaker, Salman Khan, in wishing our graduates luck on the next leg of their journey. The CSAIL students matriculating in both Masters and PhD programs are listed below; congratulations, and best wishes for an exciting future!
The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT today announced a major new initiative called bigdata@CSAIL to tackle the challenges of the burgeoning field known as “big data” -- data collections that are too big, growing too fast, or are too complex for existing information technology systems to handle. The announcement was made at an MIT event attended by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who simultaneously announced a new statewide initiative to establish Massachusetts as a hub of big data research.
Constantinos Daskalakis, X-Window Consortium Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named a 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow.
Daniela Rus, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the next director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), effective May 23.
Barbara Liskov, an Institute Professor at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an honor recognizing distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The sparse Fourier transform, a new algorithm developed by Professors and CSAIL Principal Investigators Piotr Indyk and Dina Katabi, along with CSAIL graduate students Haitham Hassanieh and Eric Price, has been named to MIT Technology Review's 2012 list of the world's most important emerging technologies.
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced EdX, a transformational new partnership in online education. Through EdX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners.
Andrew Lo, the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named one of 2012’s “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine.
The Association for Computing Machinery’s Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W) today named Nancy Lynch, the NEC professor of software science and engineering at MIT and a principal investigator at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), as the 2012-2013 Athena Lecturer.
Assistant Professor Armando Solar-Lezama, a principal investigator at CSAIL, will join the University of Pennsylvania and seven other research institutions in a new National Science Foundation (NSF) project to make computer programming faster, easier and more intuitive.
To solve the problem posed by the fact that computer chips are no longer getting faster, Li-Shiuan Peh, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has proposed a new method for increasing the efficiency and computational power of computer chips.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is leading an ambitious new project to reinvent how robots are produced and designed. Funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project will aim to develop a desktop technology that would make it possible for the average person to design, customize and print a specialized robot in a matter of hours.
A team of researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), in collaboration with the Massachusetts State Police and BAE Systems, has announced a new project to combat the problem of roadside collisions.
Earlier this month, MIT alumna Andrea Wong chronicled her journey from MIT undergraduate to President of International Production for Sony Pictures Television as part of CSAIL’s Dertouzos Lecturer Series.
Researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) aim to develop a new system that would help the cloud identify and recover from an attack almost instantaneously.