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  • New Research Sheds Lights on Unsigned Judicial OpinionsCourts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, publish a shock number of opinions without divulging the author. These unsigned per curiam opinions were traditionally considered a means of deciding uncontroversial cases in which justices were all in agreement. Today, though, these anonymous opinions...
  • Wall Street Journal Takes Look at New Research from Andrew LoThe Wall Street Journal has featured new research from CSAIL Principal Investigator Andrew Lo, a professor in the Sloan School of Management and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and CSAIL graduate student William Li that sheds light on the authorship of unsigned...
  • Indyk Named Simons Investigator The Simons Foundation has announced that Professor Piotr Indyk has been selected as a Simons Investigator. Indyk is one of 13 mathematicians, theoretical physicists and computer scientists named as 2013 Simons Investigators and one of two professors at MIT selected for the honor.   Simons...
  • Rus Elected to Massachusetts Women’s Forum CSAIL Director Daniela Rus has been elected to the Massachusetts Women’s Forum (MWF). Founded in 1991, the Forum aims to bring together females leaders across industries and sectors to enrich and enhance professional development, encourage exposure to a broad spectrum of ideas, provide...
  • CSAIL Members Inducted into Internet Hall of FameCSAIL Senior Research Scientist David Clark and CSAIL Visiting Scientist Richard Stallman are two of the 2013 inductees into the Internet Hall of Fame. J.C.R. Licklider, a director of Project MAC (the precursor to CSAIL), and MIT alumnus Robert Metcalfe were also inducted into the Internet Hall of...
  • Katabi’s Research Let’s You See Through WallsA new system developed by Professor and CSAIL Principal Investigator Dina Katabi along with her graduate student Fadel Adib could one day let us see through walls Superman style. The technology uses low-power Wi-Fi signals to track human movement and can even decipher motions behind walls.  ...
  • CSAIL Spotlight imageTeam MIT Completes First Hurdle in DARPA Robotics Challenge FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Abby Abazorius MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) T: 617.324.9135; abbya@csail.mit.edu -------------------- A team from MIT has advanced to the next stage of the prestigious DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), a competition sponsored by the...
  • Harrell Awarded Tenure The Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation has announced that D. Fox Harrell has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2013.  
  • Aaronson Receives Tenure Scott Aaronson has been awarded tenure by the Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation effective July 1, 2013. Aaronson, the TIBCO Career Development Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a member of the Theory of Computation and Complexity Theory groups at...
  • CSAIL Researchers Develop New Method For Determining Heart RateNew research from Professor John Guttag, Professor Fredo Durand and graduate student Guha Balakrishnan provides a new means for determining an individual’s heart rate by analyzing an ordinary digital video, with results consistently within a few beats per minute of those produced by...
  • Rus Named to Computing Community Consortium Council Professor Daniela Rus, director of CSAIL, has been appointed to the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council. Rus was appointed following recommendation from the Computing Research Association (CRA), in consultation with the National Science Foundation (NSF), and was one of five new members...
  • Boston Globe Covers Entrepreneurship TrendThe Boston Globe examined the growing trend of computer science graduates heading for career paths in entrepreneurship, as opposed to working in academia or for established tech giants. “A newly minted PhD in the hot field of data analytics, Adam Marcus could have walked away from the...
  • Bradley Honored with Richard J. Caloggero Award 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. The Richard J. Caloggero Award honors EECS employees...
  • A Special Thank-You To UP ParticipantsCSAIL 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...
  • Leonard’s Work with Baxter Featured on Bloomberg BrinkIn 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...
  • Porter-Nichols Honored with MIT Excellence Award 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.   The MIT Excellence Awards...
  • Devadas Honored at Design Automation Conference Professor Srini Devadas has been honored for his significant contributions to the Design Automation Conference (DAC) and his impact on the course of DAC’s history.  
  • Celebrating CSAIL's Graduates 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. The CSAIL students matriculating in both Masters and PhD programs are listed below;...
  • CSAIL Members Invited to Inaugural Ph.D. Symposium CSAIL members are invited to attend CSAIL’s inaugural Ph.D. Symposium to be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Kirsch Auditorium (32-123). Through the Symposium, the lab aims to celebrate the achievements of CSAIL’s doctoral graduates and provide a forum for sharing the...
  • Hassanieh Honored With Graduate Student Achievement Award 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. The award, which recognizes the top Arab or Arab-American graduate student studying...
  • Quanta and CSAIL Enjoy Evening at Fenway arlier 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...
  • Celebrating the Life of CSAIL Visiting Scientist Kanako MiuraOn Sunday, May 19, MIT visiting scientist Dr. Kanako Miura, 36, died after being struck by a motor vehicle while riding her bicycle in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Miura, an expert in humanoid robotics, came to MIT last fall during a yearlong sabbatical from the National Institute...
  • Boston Globe Reviews UPThe Boston Globe’s Joel Brown reviewed the UP: Umbrella Project performance that took place on Sunday, May 19 at MIT. UP is a collaboration between CSAIL’s Distributed Robotics Lab and modern dance company Pilobolus. “It was part college dance, part video game, part Simon Says,...
  • WBUR On UP: The Umbrella ProjectWBUR chronicled the UP: Umbrella Project performance on Sunday, May 19 that brought over 200 MIT community members down to Jack Barry Field in the rain through stories and photos. “Hundreds swarmed MIT’s Jack Barry Field on Sunday night to participate in “UP: The Umbrellas...
  • Community Invited to View Mechanical Invention Through ComputationShape-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. Taught by CSAIL Director Daniela Rus, Professor Erik Demaine, and Visiting Artist...
  • Boston Herald Explains Science Behind UPThe Boston Herald explained the science behind the collaboration between CSAIL’s Distributed Robotics Lab and dance troupe Pilobolus on UP: The Umbrella Project. A “high tech rave”-like performance piece happening tonight at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is actually...
  • Wireless Researchers Hosting ‘Game-Jam’It is difficult to provide a detailed and comprehensive picture of wireless network data performance in the real world. Although providers like AT&T and Verizon offer coverage maps on their web sites, there is no reliable source of end-to-end network performance across different providers and...
  • MIT Members Invited to Color Nighttime Sky with Pilobolus & UP: The Umbrella Project MIT students, faculty and staff are invited to come light up the Cambridge sky during the second performance of UP: The Umbrella Project on Sunday, May 19 at 7:45 p.m. at Jack Barry Field. A collaboration between the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and internationally...
  • CSAIL Graduate Honored with ACM Award for Work With Wireless InterferenceAssistant 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). Gollakota was honored for his...
  • Increasing Man-Machine Collaboration 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...
  • Agarwal and Lo Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences Professor Anant Agarwal and Professor Andrew Lo are two of 198 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Members of the Academy include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders....
  • Madden, Solar-Lezama and Cheung Win CIDR Best Paper AwardProfessor 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). Madden, Solar-Lezama and Cheung were honored along with Owen Arden...
  • Honoring Officer Sean Collier In the wake of last week's tragic events, MIT has announced plans to honor MIT Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, April 18. At CSAIL, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Officer Collier. On Wednesday, April 24 at 12 noon, MIT...
  • Balakrishnan Explains Cellphone Disruptions Following Marathon Bombings 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...
  • Balakrishnan Explains Cellphone Disruptions Following Marathon Bombings 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...
  • Amarasinghe Honored with Most Influential Paper Award Professor Saman Amarasinghe was named the winner of the Most Influential Paper Award at the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO). Amarasinghe was honored for his 2003 paper, “An Infrastructure for Adaptive Dynamic Optimization,” co-written with...
  • Demaines Selected for Guggenheim Fellowship 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 with origami from wood, plastic, metal, and glass. The Demaines were selected for this honor from a group of...
  • Indyk and Katabi Win Top ACM honors The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced that it is honoring Professor Piotr Indyk and Professor Dina Katabi for their innovations in computing technology. Indyk has been named one of the recipients of the Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, which honors specific...
  • Agarwal Named Top 15 Education Innovator Professor Anant Agarwal, president of edX and a principal investigator at CSAIL, was named to the Forbes list of top 15 education innovators. Agarwal was honored for his work with edX, the not-for-profit online learning enterprise founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of...
  • IEEE Spectrum Reports on Printable Robotics ResearchIEEE Spectrum chronicled Professor Daniela Rus’ work to reinvent the future of robotics in an April 2012 article on her new National Science Foundation-funded work. “Now imagine if you could use a computer program to specify the overall capabilities and appearance of your robot and,...
  • Shah Featured in The New York Times 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. The article spotlights Shah’s work with cross-training, a new method for enabling better...
  • Shah Featured in The New York Times 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.   The article spotlights Shah’s work with cross-training, a new method for...
  • Liskov Honored With SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award 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. Liskov was honored along with Brian M. Oki for their 1988 paper...
  • Printable Robots Featured on Science Nation Professor Daniela Rus, director of CSAIL, is leading a movement to revolutionize our access to robots. With help from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Expeditions in Computing Program, Rus and her team in the Distributed Robotics Lab at CSAIL are developing a new process through which...
  • Printable Robots Featured on Science NationProfessor Daniela Rus, director of CSAIL, is leading a movement to revolutionize our access to robots. With help from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Expeditions in Computing Program, Rus and her team in the Distributed Robotics Lab at CSAIL are developing a new process through which...
  • Szolovits Honored with Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence     Professor Peter Szolovits has been named the recipient of the 2013 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence. The award is presented annually by the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field.   According to the ACMI, the award...
  • Turing Award Winners Featured on Greater Boston with Emily RooneyTuring Award winners Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali explained their work in cryptography on Greater Boston with Emily Rooney on March 20, 2013. Watch the full segment below.
  • Berners-Lee Wins First Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 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. The award honored Berners-Lee, Marc Andreessen, Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, and Louis...
  • Miller Named MacVicar Faculty Fellow Associate Professor Rob Miller has been named one of the 2013 MacVicar Faculty Fellows for his outstanding undergraduate teaching, mentoring and educational innovation.   The MacVicar Faculty Fellows are part of a program established in 1992 to honor the life and devotion to teaching...
  • Boston Globe on CSAIL Turing Award WinnersThe Boston Globe’s Michael Farrell reported on the achievements of Professors Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali upon the occasion of the two winning the A.M. Turing Award. “Their complex algorithms and advanced mathematical theories probably would not mean much to anyone without a...
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