June 21 2007 - Student Street of the Stata Center has been buzzing with the excitement from the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Odyssey for the past two days. Young inventors have converged on the Stata Center to display their inventions, made possible with grants from the Lemelson Foundation. Twenty high school teams from around the country were charged with coming up with a problem and solving it. The inventions include topics dealing with health, safety and the environment.
May 17, 2007 - Professor Ed Lazowska of the University of Washington gave a Dertouzos Lecturer Series Talk titled "Computer Science: Past, Present, and Future"
The National Science Foundation has created the Computing Community Consortium to engage computing researchers in an ongoing process of visioning - of imagining what we might contribute to the world, in terms that we and the world might both appreciate.
Snappy Dance Theater celebrates its 10th anniversary with the world premiere of String Beings, a collaboration with CSAIL research scientist and new media artist Jonathan Bachrach and BSO first violinist Lucia Lin. With real-time video feedback and live musicians who become part of the sculptural choreography, the new work explores issues of social manipulation by means of Snappy's signature daring, muscular and witty style.
April 30, 2007 -
Some photos taken of the Stata Center by CSAILS Prof. Daniel Jackson will be featured this month in LensWork Extended, a publication that focuses on photography and the creative process. Some images are visible on the LensWork website. Visit http://www.lenswork.com/enhanced/lwcollection.htm and click on pdf preview for issue number 70.
CSAIL members Prof. David Karger and Dr. Karen Sollins will be performing on April 22nd, 2007 in different dance groups this weekend at NEFFA, the weekend for the New England Folk Festival Association.
Karen Sollins is a member of the Demo Team of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston Branch. David Karger is part of Zikukim and Sucaria, both Israeli dance groups. They are performing at successive time slots on Sunday afternoon. Members of the community are welcome!
April 10, 2007 - SIMILE (Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Environments), a collaborative project between MIT Libraries, David Karger, professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at CSAIL, and Eric Miller, CEO of Zepheira and formerly with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is breaking down limitations in software application interactions, making search functions more inclusive, and personalizing people's interactions with their computers.
CSAIL member Professor Gerald Jay Sussman gives the final lecture of 6.001, which is being retired from the MIT curriculum after the Fall 2007 term. Sussman and Professor Hal Abelson developed the course in 1980; it proved to be one of the most influential undergraduate subjects at MIT. Courses based on the 6.001 textbook have been offered at many other universities around the world.
CSAIL's Computational Biology Group led by Manolis Kellis co-led one of the first large-scale comparisons of multiple animal genomes. Results of the project will appear in four papers in Nature, and 40 companion papers in Genome Research, Genetics, Nature Genetics, and other journals.
CSAIL PI Manolis Kellis helped organize the 4th Annual RECOMB Satellite on Regulatory Genomics, organized jointly by the Broad Institute, CSAIL, and Harvard Medical School. The conference was held at MIT this past weekend and was a tremendous success, with 230 people attending from 10 countries in 4 continents. The scientific program represented the top labs in gene regulation from around the world.
Pawan Deshpande has received a Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation award for the high quality of his M. Eng. Thesis, "Decoding Algorithms for Complex Natural Language Tasks." The prize carries a cash award of $ 4,000 and is given to recipients who demonstrate extraordinary achievement in computers and communications technology, knowledge engineering, and allied fields. Pawan was advised by Prof. Regina Barzilay.