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Table of Contents Reducing delays in wireless networksSprayable user interfaces Computational thinking class enables students to engage in Covid-19 responseAccelerating data-driven discoveriesMIT joins White House supercomputing effort to speed up search for Covid-19 solutionsSystem trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road 3Q: Collaborating with users to develop […]

  • Reducing delays in wireless networks

    Congestion control system could help streaming video, mobile games, and other applications run more smoothly.

    April 9, 2020

  • Sprayable user interfaces

    CSAIL’s SprayableTech system lets users create large-scale interactive surfaces with sensors and displays using airbrushed inks.

    April 8, 2020

  • Computational thinking class enables students to engage in Covid-19 response

    Nearly 300 students join an open course that applies data science, artificial intelligence, and mathematical modeling using the Julia language to study Covid-19.

    April 7, 2020

  • Accelerating data-driven discoveries

    Life science companies use Paradigm4’s unique database management system to uncover new insights into human health.

    April 4, 2020

  • MIT joins White House supercomputing effort to speed up search for Covid-19 solutions

    Consortium includes industry, government, and academic institutions.

    March 23, 2020

  • System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road

    Using a photorealistic simulation engine, vehicles learn to drive in the real world and recover from near-crash scenarios.

    March 23, 2020

  • 3Q: Collaborating with users to develop accessible designs

    An MIT team discusses the pitfalls of “parachute research” and the importance of “sociotechnical” factors.

    March 13, 2020

  • The elephant in the server room

    Catherine D’Ignazio’s new book, “Data Feminism,” examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information.

    March 9, 2020

  • “Doing machine learning the right way”

    Professor Aleksander Madry strives to build machine-learning models that are more reliable, understandable, and robust.

    March 7, 2020

  • Showing robots how to do your chores

    By observing humans, robots learn to perform complex tasks, such as setting a table.

    March 5, 2020

  • Novel method for easier scaling of quantum devices

    System “recruits” defects that usually cause disruptions, using them to instead carry out quantum operations.

    March 5, 2020

  • 3 Questions: Joe Steinmeyer on guiding students into the world of STEM

    Since 2009, Steinmeyer has taught more than 400 students in the MITES, MOSTEC, SEED Academy, and E2 programs.

    March 4, 2020

  • Integrating electronics onto physical prototypes

    In place of flat “breadboards,” 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.

    March 3, 2020

  • QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 12 subjects for 2020

    Institute ranks second in five subject areas.

    March 3, 2020

  • Through ReACT, refugee learners become “CEOs of their own lives”

    Computer and data science graduates learned to forge their own destinies while gaining employable skills.

    February 26, 2020

  • Protecting sensitive metadata so it can’t be used for surveillance

    System ensures hackers eavesdropping on large networks can’t find out who’s communicating and when they’re doing so.

    February 26, 2020

  • Bringing deep learning to life

    MIT duo uses music, videos, and real-world examples to teach students the foundations of artificial intelligence.

    February 24, 2020

  • A human-machine collaboration to defend against cyberattacks

    PatternEx merges human and machine expertise to spot and respond to hacks.

    February 21, 2020

  • A road map for artificial intelligence policy

    In a Starr Forum talk, Luis Videgaray, director of MIT’s AI Policy for the World Project, outlines key facets of regulating new technologies.

    February 20, 2020

  • Cryptographic “tag of everything” could protect the supply chain

    Tiny, battery-free ID chip can authenticate nearly any product to help combat losses to counterfeiting.

    February 20, 2020

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