News Archive 2010

  • Taking CSAIL’s Wi-Fi Network to the Next LevelIn an effort to streamline Wi-Fi access, CSAIL’s information technology team is installing a new wireless system in the Stata Center. The upgrade comes through Meraki, a networking company that was founded here at CSAIL in 2003 by then-PhD students John Bicket and Sanjit Biswas.
    The move, which comprises the installation of 80 Meraki access points, will increase the reliability and the coverage...
  • Web Science Trust Spreads Its WingsSince its inception in 2006, the Web Science Trust (originally the Web Science Research Initiative) has been working to advance our understanding of the internet’s impact on society. A joint effort between CSAIL and the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science, the Trust is co-chaired by CSAIL principal investigators Tim Berners-Lee and Daniel Weitzner.
  • The Long and Winding Road to iGem Fledgling field though it may be, even synthetic biology has its underdog stories. Last year, upwards of 1,000 students from 100 schools flocked to the sixth annual iGem Jamboree to test their genetic engineering mettle. Using a standardized kit of biological parts, past competitors have created everything from yeast that fights malaria to E. coli that blinks.
  • Students get creative in Interactive Technology Design In Michael Bernstein’s Interactive Technology Design Course, students learned how to marry style with innovation. Over the course of two weeks, participants went from preliminary sketches to prototypes of their own interactive technology devices.
  • Sikuli Makes a StirAssociate professor Rob Miller and grad student Tsung-Hsiang Chang have teamed up with the University of Maryland’s Tom Yeh to revolutionize the way we look at computer programming. They’ve created Sikuli, a system that allows programmers to bypass coding and create scripts visually.
  • Women In Computer ScienceCSAIL Spotlight imageIn the public eye, computer scientists are often portrayed as dry, secluded – and almost always male. But behind the outdated stereotype, the lab is full of real world applications, exciting collaborations, and researchers of both genders who are working hard to advance the state of the field. For this profile piece, we take a closer look at the work and paths of some prominent female researchers...
  • List.It in the TimesIn a recent New York Times story, Mike Melanson of ReadWriteWeb describes List.It as "post-it notes for the Twitter generation." The application is made to do just that: digital storage in extraordinarily accessible form.
  • 2010 CSAIL Olympics BeginHere at the lab, the winter Olympics are starting early – CSAIL style. Today kicks off nine days of deathly serious competition for labwide dominance.