From distributed systems and databases to wireless, the research conducted by the systems and networking group aims to improve the performance, robustness, and ease of management of networks and computing systems.

    Our research spans a variety of topics, including the design of novel architectures; the scalability, efficiency, reliability, and security of existing systems; and the tools and languages to build and verify the correctness of such systems.  Increasingly, this also involves using machine learning to both predict and improve the performance of systems and investigating the use of learning to replace core components in systems.

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    New chip eliminates the need for specific decoding hardware, could boost efficiency of gaming systems, 5G networks, the internet of things, and more.

    MIT EECS professor and CSAIL principal investigator Hari Balakrishnan has received the annual SIGCOMM Lifetime Achievement Award, for his contributions to mobile and wireless systems, resilient networks, and

    Wide Area Networks (WANs), the global backbones and workhorses of today’s internet that connect billions of computers over continents and oceans, are the foundation of modern online services.

    Lars Erik Matsson Fagernæs, Bernhard Paus Græsdal, and Herman Øie Kolden (l-r) met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during orientation for an MIT Professional Education program in 2019. In 2020,

    Faculty rap sessions at the Microsystems Annual Research Conference explored current and future innovations. Here, Jatin Patil (top left), PhD student in materials science and engineering, leads a

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