Big Data

  • Research from MIT and Harvard shows how to exploit and protect MOOC certification.
  • Formally verified working file system could lead to computers guaranteed never to lose your data.
  • MIT professors’ choice-modeling software predicts customer preferences for retailers.
  • What takes coders months, CSAIL’s “Helium” can do in an hour.
  • Matei Zaharia, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been selected as the Douglas T. Ross (1954) Career Development Professor of Software Technology.
  • MIT's Richard Peng, a postdoc in applied mathematics, and Michael Cohen, a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science have developed and demonstrated an algorithm that is optimal for condensing matrices (data). Read more.
  • EECS doctoral student Carrie Cai has devised a Google Chat extension to help users make the most of idle wait time between texts and instant-message replies. Termed WaitChatter, the app allows users to learn another language vocabulary while they wait and the app is adaptable to other IM platforms including Snapchat, Facebook, Skype and WhatsApp. Read more.
  • EECS Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan and Associate Heads Silvio Micali and David Perreault have announced the appointments of Tamara Broderick as the ITT Career Development Assistant Professor and of Stefanie Jegelka as the X-Consortium Career Development Assistant Professor. Both Broderick and Jegelka joined the MIT EECS Department in January, 2015. Read more.
  • Members of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab's (CSAIL's) Computer Graphics Group including Professors Frédo Durand and William Freeman and EECS graduate student YiChang Shih have developed an algorithm that removes reflections from photos taken through windows. Read more.
  • While they developed the most accurate scene recognition system, Profs. Antonio Torralba and Aude Oliva have shown how object recognition along with scene recognition could be mutually reinforcing. They will present their work at the International Conference on Learning Representations... Read more.


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