The MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has honored Britton 'Bryt' Bradley with the Richard J. Caloggero Award. The award was presented at EECS’ annual awards and recognition celebration on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
In the June 10 episode of Bloomberg’s Brink TV show, Bloomberg takes a look at the future of robotics, in particular Baxter, the new manufacturing robot from Professor Rodney Brooks’ Rethink Robotics. Professor John Leonard, a principal investigator at CSAIL, is interviewed during the program, on his use of Baxter in a research setting.
CSAIL and Pilobolus would like to thank all the sponsors and participants who made the May 19 performance of UP: The Umbrella Project possible. A collaboration between CSAIL and internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus, UP brought together over 300 members of the MIT community to participate in a large-scale live performance piece using umbrellas outfitted with LED lights.
Janie Porter-Nichols, a financial assistant at CSAIL, has been honored as a recipient of the 2013 MIT Excellence Award. Porter-Nichols was recognized with the “Bringing Out The Best” award for her dedication and many years of service to CSAIL.
On Friday, June 7th, the Institute will hold its 147th commencement ceremony. We here at CSAIL would like to join the speaker, Drew Houston ‘05, in wishing our graduates luck on the next leg of their journey.
Haitham Hassanieh, a graduate student in Professor Dina Katabi’s Networks@MIT research group at CSAIL, has been awarded the MIT Arab Student Organization’s (MIT-ASO) Graduate Student Achievement Award.
Earlier this month, CSAIL welcomed members of Quanta Computer and Quanta Research Cambridge (the research and development division of Quanta Computer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts) for a project review meeting to discuss ongoing research efforts and future collaborations between the organizations.
Shape-shifting objects, expandable machinery and transformable robots will all be on display this spring during an exhibit of student projects from the new MIT course Mechanical Invention through Computation.
From Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, a group of CSAIL researchers is hosting a location-based, Android “Game-Jam,” a two-day event dedicated to bringing game developers together to build a host of mobile games that will aid in this research.
Assistant Professor Shyamnath Gollakota, an MIT graduate who completed his doctoral research in Professor Dina Katabi’s Networks@MIT research group at CSAIL, has won the 2012 Doctoral Dissertation Award presented by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
New research from Professor Brian William’s Model-Based Embedded and Robotic Systems Group at CSAIL could allow humans, robots and other autonomous vehicles to collaborate on everything from navigation to trip planning, and eventually pave the way for the operation of personal aircraft and driverless cars.
Professor Samuel Madden, Assistant Professor Armando Solar-Lezama and CSAIL graduate student Alvin Cheung have been honored for their work with the Best Paper Award at the 2013 Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR).
In an article in the April 17 edition of The Boston Globe, Professor Hari Balakrishnan, CSAIL principal investigator and co-director of the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wireless@MIT), explains that many cellphone users experienced service issues following the Boston Marathon bombings because wireless networks were overwhelmed.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced that Professor Erik Demaine and CSAIL Visiting Scientist Martin Demaine have been named 2013 Guggenheim Fellows for their work in origami from wood, plastic, metal, and glass.
Assistant Professor Julie Shah’s work with developing new algorithms that allow robots to collaborate and adapt to the working preferences of their human co-workers, has been featured in The New York Times.
Institute Professor Barbara Liskov, a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named a recipient of the 2012 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) Hall of Fame Award.
The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that Professor Tim Berners-Lee has been named one of the winners of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for his work in creating the World Wide Web.
MIT professors Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali have won the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) A.M. Turing Award for their pioneering work in the fields of cryptography and complexity theory.
On Wednesday, March 6, the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wireless@MIT) kicked off its new lecture series with a discussion on wireless spectrum policy with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski.
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has announced that the recipient for the 2013 Privacy Leadership Award is Daniel Weitzner, director and co-founder of the MIT Decentralized Information Group, and former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House.
On Wednesday, March 6 at 4:00 PM, Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will answer questions about wireless spectrum - including spectrum sharing, spectrum access and allocation, and the impact of the spectrum crunch on the wireless industry - during a Fireside Chat with Professor Hari Balakrishnan and Professor Dina Katabi, co-directors of the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wireless@MIT).
The Eulerian Video Magnification system developed by a team of CSAIL researchers to amplify and allow for analysis of subtle movements and variations in color in ordinary videos has been featured on The New York Times.
Popular Science featured the work of CSAIL Principal Investigator and Professor Erik Demaine this month in an article called, “The Genius Who Played for a Living.” From his hiring as MIT’s youngest professor to his work with paper folding and programmable matter, the article spotlights the motivation and inspiration for all of Demaine’s work.
On Tuesday, February 5, CSAIL kicked off a new entrepreneurship initiative with a talk by Meraki co-founders and former CSAIL graduate students John Bicket and Sanjit Biswas. The CSAIL entrepreneurship initiative aims to help students turn great computer science ideas into successful technology start-ups through a hands-on, project-based subject that will allow students access to capital, mentorship and time to pursue great ideas while they’re still in school.
The National Science Foundation (NSF), along with the journal Science, has honored a team of CSAIL researchers for their work in the 10th annual International Science & Technology Visualization Challenge. CSAIL graduate students Michael Rubinstein, Neal Wadhwa and MIT alumni Eugene Shih and Hao-Yu Wu, along with Professor Frédo Durand, Professor William T. Freeman, and Professor John Guttag were honored with an honorable mention for their work on the video Revealing Invisible Changes In The World.
CSAIL Senior Technical Architect Jonathan Proulx recently spoke with the Rackspace team about CSAIL’s use of OpenStack, and how the system has allowed the lab increased computational capacity for cutting-edge computer science research.
On Sunday, January 20, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that Beihang University in China is the newest institution to host the W3C. The W3C, an international consortium where member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards, is jointly run by MIT CSAIL (founding host), the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan, and Beihang University in China.
Professor Daniela Rus, director of CSAIL, and Professor Erik Demaine are featured in the January 2013 edition of the American Society for Engineering Education Prism for their work with origami engineering.
MIT President L. Rafael Reif emailed a message to the MIT community concerning Aaron Swartz's death. Read the full message here: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/letter-on-death-of-aaron-swartz.html.
Dr. David Clark and Dr. Karen Sollins have been honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGCOMM with the Test of Time Award for their paper “Tussle in Cyberspace: Defining Tomorrow’s Internet”.