High-quality online video with less rebuffering

In experiments, Pensieve could stream video with 10 to 30 percent less rebuffering than other approaches, and at levels that users rated 10 to 25 percent higher on key “quality of experience” metrics. Image: Tom Buehler | CSAIL

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL

We’ve all experienced two hugely frustrating things on YouTube: our video either suddenly gets pixelated, or it stops entirely to rebuffer.

Just for postdocs

Munther Dahleh, now director of MIT's Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, speaks with postdoc Rose Faghih at a Postdoc6 workshop. Photo: Patricia Sampson

 

EECS is MIT’s largest department — so it should come as no surprise that it’s home to a massive postdoc community as well.

Reshaping computer-aided design

Photo: Rachel Gordon | CSAIL

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL

Almost every object we use is developed with computer-aided design (CAD). Ironically, while CAD programs are good for creating designs, using them is actually very difficult and time-consuming if you’re trying to improve an existing design to make the most optimal product.

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