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  • 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...
  • Goldwasser and Micali win Turing Award 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. The two developed new mechanisms for how information is encrypted and secured, work that...
  • FCC Chairman Addresses Spectrum Policy at MIT On 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. Professors Hari Balakrishnan and Dina Katabi, co-...
  • Weitzner Honored With 2013 IAPP Privacy Leadership Award 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...
  • Rus Explains New Role of Robots in Labor MarketCSAIL Director Daniela Rus offered her viewpoint on the role of robots in the labor market. “At MIT, a management robot is learning to run a factory and give orders to artificial co-workers, and a BakeBot robot is reading recipes, whipping together butter, sugar and flour and putting the...
  • FCC Chairman to speak on wireless spectrum at MIT 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 -...
  • New York Times Features CSAIL Motion Amplification WorkThe 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.   “A 30-second video of a newborn baby shows the infant silently...
  • New York Times Features CSAIL Motion Amplification WorkThe 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.   “A 30-second video of a newborn baby shows the infant silently...
  • Demaine Named Presburger Award Recipient Professor Erik Demaine has been honored with the 2013 European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) Presburger Award for young scientists. Demaine was selected for his, “outstanding contributions in several fields of algorithms, namely computational geometry, data structures,...
  • The Auto Grader A common problem in introductory courses like 6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming occurs when it is time to grade assignments. In order to provide students with useful feedback on the mistakes they have made and how they can improve their work, teaching assistants (TAs) spend...
  • Agarwal Elected to NAE Professor Anant Agarwal, president of edX and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Agarwal was cited for contributions to shared-memory and multicore computer architectures.  
  • Liskov Named Charter Fellow of National Academy of Inventors Barbara Liskov, an Institute Professor at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, has been named a 2012 Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Charter Fellows are selected for their work, “in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible...
  • Popular Science Spotlights Erik Demaine 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...
  • Popular Science Spotlights Erik DemainePopular 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...
  • CSAIL Launches Entrepreneurship Initiative 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...
  • Xconomy on Entrepreneurship@CSAILCurt Woodward from Xconomy explained CSAIL’s new entrepreneurship initiative in an article in February 2013. “Starting this week, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab is offering a new class focused on building technology-focused startups. Led by professor Dave...
  • Robots Hit the Runway CSAIL’s PR2 robot, dubbed Emma, took a walk on the fashionable side in January, participating in The Phoenix’s Geek Chic fashion shoot. The shoot, which was held at CSAIL, featured technology inspired fashion by local designers, high-end designers and big name brands.   The PR2,...
  • Robots Hit the RunwayCSAIL’s PR2 robot, dubbed Emma, took a walk on the fashionable side in January, participating in The Phoenix’s Geek Chic fashion shoot. The shoot, which was held at CSAIL, featured technology inspired fashion by local designers, high-end designers and big name brands. The PR2,...
  • CSAIL Team Honored for 'Revealing Invisible Changes'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...
  • CSAIL & OpenStackCSAIL Senior Technical Architect Jonathan Proulx recently spoke with the Rackspace team about CSAIL’s use of OpenStack, open-source software for building public and private clouds. The system has allowed the lab increased computational capacity for cutting-edge computer science research in...
  • Beihang University Joins MIT CSAIL as W3C HostOn 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...
  • WGBH Talks Big Data In May 2012, CSAIL launched a new initiative aimed at tackling the challenges of big data. On Tuesday, January 15, Elizabeth Bruce, executive director for bigdata@CSAIL, joined Rick Smolan, author of the new book The Human Face of Big Data, and Tom Thai, vice president of marketing for Bluefin Labs...
  • WGBH Talks Big DataIn May 2012, CSAIL launched a new initiative aimed at tackling the challenges of big data. On Tuesday, January 15, Elizabeth Bruce, executive director for bigdata@CSAIL, joined Rick Smolan, author of the new book The Human Face of Big Data, and Tom Thai, vice president of marketing for Bluefin...
  • Rus and Demaine Featured For Work in Origami Engineering 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. Check out the full article, “Folding Frontier” at: http://www.prism-magazine.org...
  • MIT Responds to Aaron Swartz's PassingMIT 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. The Tech also has coverage of Swartz: http://tech.mit.edu/V132/N61/swartz.html.
  • Dissecting the umbrella project - CSAIL postdoc gives PopTech talk about "UP"Remember when hundreds of MIT students ran around a field with LED-outfitted umbrellas? The first performance of "UP: The Umbrella Project" happened at the 2012 PopTech Conference, where CSAIL postdoctoral associate Kyle Gilpin was also part of a talk about...
  • Clark and Sollins Honored with Test of Time Award 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”. Clark and Sollins published the paper in 2002 along with co-authors...
  • Students Develop Assistive Technologies Lindsay is a 23-year-old coffee lover and researcher at MEEI who lives in Somerville. She has a Keurig Vue Brewer to allow her to make a wide variety of hot and cold beverages at the touch of a button; however, Lindsay has trouble using many features of the machine as she is blind and cannot see...
  • Inside Higher Ed Examines CaesarInside Higher Ed examined Professor Rob Miller’s new crowdsourcing tool that allows more personalized feedback and review for students taking online courses.   “Meet Caesar: the computer system that, like its Roman namesake, divides and conquers. What Caesar divides is large...
  • What's Next for edX?In May of 2012, Harvard and MIT joined forces to create edX, an online learning initiative aimed at developing a new, interactive learning experience specifically for the Internet. With MITx, MIT’s new online learning model, serving as the technical platform, Harvard, MIT and Berkeley are...
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