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Francis Fan Lee, former MIT EECS professor and interdisciplinary speech processing inventor, dies at 97.

April 23, 2024

The former Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor and Research Laboratory of Electronics affiliate died on Jan. 12, 2024. He was approximately 97 years old.

Student Spotlight: Maggie Slowikowski

April 22, 2024

Today’s interviewee, Maggie Slowikowski, is a sophomore majoring in 6-9: Computation and Cognition. An undergraduate researcher in the Bioelectronics Research Group led by Prof. Polina Anikeeva, Slowikowski took time out of her schedule to answer a few questions about her experience at MIT.

Women in STEM — A celebration of excellence and curiosity

April 19, 2024

An MIT Values event showcased three women’s career journeys and how they are paving the way for the next generation.

A blueprint for making quantum computers easier to program

April 19, 2024

A CSAIL study highlights why it is so challenging to program a quantum computer to run a quantum algorithm, and offers a conceptual model for a more user-friendly quantum computer.

For more open and equitable public discussions on social media, try “meronymity”

April 19, 2024

A communication system whose users reveal only a few verified aspects of their identity can empower less confident participants to speak up, researchers report.

Four MIT faculty named 2023 AAAS Fellows

April 19, 2024

Engelward, Oliver, Rothman, and Vuletić are recognized for their efforts to advance science.

To build a better AI helper, start by modeling the irrational behavior of humans

April 19, 2024

A new technique can be used to predict the actions of human or AI agents who behave suboptimally while working toward unknown goals.

A crossroads for computing at MIT

April 16, 2024

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing building will form a new cluster of connectivity across a spectrum of disciplines in computing and artificial intelligence.

Engineering household robots to have a little common sense

March 29, 2024

With help from a large language model, MIT engineers enabled robots to self-correct after missteps and carry on with their chores.

New software enables blind and low-vision users to create interactive, accessible charts

March 29, 2024

Screen-reader users can upload a dataset and create customized data representations that combine visualization, textual description, and sonification.