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MIT Cybersecurity Summit Features Keynote from John Zangardi, CIO for the Department of Homeland Security and Senior Security leaders from Akamai and BT

On Wednesday, October 31 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) will be hosting a special one-day conference with BT to convene security professionals, government officials and academic experts to talk about key issues in cybersecurity.

Meet CSAIL’s winners of the “Nobel Prize for computing”

Congratulations to this year's Nobel Prize winners! While computer science has no formal Nobel Prize, the Association for Computing Machinery’s A.M. Turing Award is often described as “the Nobel Prize of computing.”Over the years, more than a dozen CSAIL-affiliated computer scientists have receive the award - including four of the last nine winners.

Read below for more information about some of the honorees.


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MIT Cybersecurity Summit Features Keynote from John Zangardi, CIO for the Department of Homeland Security and Senior Security leaders from Akamai and BT

On Wednesday, October 31 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) will be hosting a special one-day conference with BT to convene security professionals, government officials and academic experts to talk about key issues in cybersecurity.

Meet CSAIL’s winners of the “Nobel Prize for computing”

Congratulations to this year's Nobel Prize winners! While computer science has no formal Nobel Prize, the Association for Computing Machinery’s A.M. Turing Award is often described as “the Nobel Prize of computing.”Over the years, more than a dozen CSAIL-affiliated computer scientists have receive the award - including four of the last nine winners.

Read below for more information about some of the honorees.


An AI for CGI

Given an image, MIT CSAIL's machine-learning system can smoothly separate the objects in it, enabling easier editing of photos - and, eventually, videos

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MIT engineering students team up with Georgetown lawyers-in-training on internet privacy legislation

Every spring, engineering students from MIT and law students from Georgetown University overcome the distance between their institutions and disciplines in a semester-long flurry of virtual classroom meetings and late-night Google hangout sessions, culminating in presentations to policy experts in DC.

Custom robots in a matter of minutes

Even as robots become increasingly common, they remain incredibly difficult to make. From designing and modeling to fabricating and testing, the process is slow and costly: Even one small change can mean days or weeks of rethinking and revising important hardware. But what if there were a way to let non-experts craft different robotic designs — in one sitting?

High-quality online video with less rebuffering

We’ve all experienced two hugely frustrating things on YouTube: our video either suddenly gets pixelated, or it stops entirely to rebuffer. Both happen because of special algorithms that break videos into small chunks that load as you go. If your internet is slow, YouTube might make the next few seconds of video lower resolution to make sure you can still watch uninterrupted — hence, the pixelation. If you try to skip ahead to a part of the video that hasn’t loaded yet, your video has to stall in order to buffer that part.

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