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  • Dahleh appointed to new roles

    Leading ESD and planning for a potential MIT-wide effort in the areas of socio-technical systems, information and decision systems, and statistics.

    November 26, 2013
  • Machine learning branches out

    An algorithm that extends an artificial-intelligence technique to new tasks could aid in analysis of flight delays and social networks.

    November 14, 2013
  • Miracle matches: designing dynamic organ exchange programs

    October 15, 2013
  • From theory to practice

    PhD student Kuang Xu has found a way to apply predictive modeling to improve emergency-room wait times.

    August 7, 2013
  • How computers can learn better

    With a recently released programming framework, researchers show that a new machine-learning algorithm outperforms its predecessors.

    May 29, 2013
  • Valuing versatility

    In an age of specialization, a little versatility could improve operations management, cloud computing, and possibly even the provision of health care.

    May 1, 2013
  • Can control theory make software better?

    Techniques used to ensure that airplanes won’t stall out in flight could be adapted to prove that computer programs won’t divide by zero.

    March 19, 2013
  • Networks of probability

    Devavrat Shah spans disciplines by looking at networks probabilistically and probabilities as networks.

    February 7, 2013
  • Ozdaglar selected as the inaugural Steven and Renee Finn Innovation Fellow

    The fellowship provides tenured, mid-career faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineer and Computer Science with resources for up to three years to pursue new research and development paths.

    November 27, 2012
  • Speed limit for birds

    MIT researchers find critical speed above which birds — and drones — are sure to crash.

    January 20, 2012
  • Smarter robot arms

    A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently — and move more predictably.

    September 21, 2011
  • The too-smart-for-its-own-good grid

    New technologies intended to boost reliance on renewable energy could destabilize the power grid if they’re not matched with careful pricing policies.

    August 3, 2011
  • Improving recommendation systems

    Researchers believe that comparing products, rather than rating them on an absolute scale, will lead to algorithms that better predict customers’ preferences.

    July 8, 2011
  • How wise are crowds?

    By melding economics and engineering, researchers show that as social networks get larger, they usually get better at sorting fact from fiction.

    November 16, 2010
  • Can you find me now?

    By demonstrating fundamental limits on their accuracy, MIT researchers show how to improve wireless location-detection systems.

    September 9, 2010
  • Sizing samples

    Many scientific disciplines use computers to infer patterns in data. But how much data is enough to ensure that the inferences are right?

    August 25, 2010
  • Nonlinear thinker

    With techniques for translating complicated equations into ‘sums of squares,’ Pablo Parrilo helps make sense of previously insoluble problems.

    January 29, 2010