Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)


Dexterous robotic hands manipulate thousands of objects with ease

November 17, 2021

Model-free framework reorients over 2,000 diverse objects with a hand facing both upward and downward, in a step toward more human-like manipulation.

Theoretical breakthrough could boost data storage

November 17, 2021

New work on linear-probing hash tables from MIT CSAIL could lead to more efficient data storage and retrieval in computers.

Engineers create 3D-printed objects that sense how a user is interacting with them

September 17, 2021

Advance incorporates sensing directly into an object’s material, with applications for assistive technology and “intelligent” furniture.

Climate and sustainability classes expand at MIT

September 8, 2021

MIT offers over 120 undergraduate classes related to sustainability, a sign of growing student and faculty interest in the environmental impacts of their fields.

Balakrishnan receives 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from SIGCOMM

September 3, 2021

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

Who can bend light for cheaper internet?

September 3, 2021

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.

NSF makes $20 Million investment in Optimization-focused AI Research Institute

August 4, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today an investment of $220 million to establish 11 artificial intelligence (AI) institutes, each receiving $20 million over five years. One of these,


Q&A: Vivienne Sze on crossing the hardware-software divide for efficient artificial intelligence

April 30, 2021

Associate professor Vivienne Sze is bringing artificial intelligence applications to smartphones and tiny robots by co-designing energy-efficient hardware and software. Image: Lillie Paquette/MIT School of Engineering Not so long

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Three EECS professors awarded 2021 Faculty Research Innovation Fellowships (FRIFs)

April 14, 2021

From left to right: Ryan Williams, William Oliver, and Aleksander Madry The Department of EECS has awarded three Faculty Research Innovation Fellowships (FRIFs) to Professor Aleksander Madry, Associate


Chai Awarded Adobe Research Fellowship

April 8, 2021

PhD student Lucy Chai was recently recognized for her groundbreaking work with an Adobe Research Fellowship. Image credit: Monica Agrawal Lucy Chai is a 3rd year PhD student working