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  • MIT Auto-ID Labs launches ‘Cloud of Things’ initiative

    Initiative brings together academia, industry to support the development, adoption, best practices and commercial success of big-data applications in mobile retail commerce.

    November 2, 2012
  • Too much information?

    MIT Sloan marketing professor Catherine Tucker analyzes the boundaries of privacy in a connected world.

    October 2, 2012
  • CSAIL research examines how smartphone apps track users

    Decentralized Information Group shows that many applications collect data even when 'idle'

    September 17, 2012
  • Making Web applications more efficient

    A new system that automatically streamlines database access patterns can make large Web applications up to three times as fast.

    August 31, 2012
  • Making crowdsourcing easier

    A new system for crowdsourcing database operations spares the user from worrying about the computational details but improves cost effectiveness.

    August 24, 2012
  • Berger named ISCB fellow

    Applied mathematics, computer science professor honored for contributions in computational biology and bioinformatics.

    July 16, 2012
  • ARTEMiS brings art to teaching of science and engineering concepts

    ART for Engineering, Mathematics, and Science an initiative launched last summer through MIT’s Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT).

    June 4, 2012
  • MIT, Intel unveil new initiatives addressing ‘big data’

    An Intel research center based at MIT will be the cornerstone of a new research project dubbed ‘bigdata@CSAIL.’

    May 31, 2012
  • Cognos reporting tool makes its debut at MIT

    IS&T installed this web-based reporting tool last spring and is now doing a soft rollout to the MIT community that includes hands-on classes.

    May 4, 2012
  • On the hunt for mathematical beauty

    Alexei Borodin uses sophisticated tools to extract information from large groups.

    March 23, 2012
  • Hail to the geeks

    At this year’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: cutting-edge basketball research and, yes, plenty of discussion about Jeremy Lin.

    March 6, 2012
  • Game on

    As MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference kicks off, scholars and fans have produced a growing avalanche of quantitative research.

    March 2, 2012
  • A model burster

    Researchers find the first neutron star that bursts as predicted.

    March 2, 2012
  • Explained: Sigma

    How do you know when a new finding is significant? The sigma value can tell you — but watch out for dead fish.

    February 9, 2012
  • Data mining without prejudice

    A new technique for finding relationships between variables in large datasets makes no prior assumptions about what those relationships might be.

    December 16, 2011
  • Google’s Schmidt: ‘Global mind’ offers new opportunities

    With knowledge and data, a smarter world will divide work between computers and humans, search engine executive chairman says.

    November 15, 2011
  • Institute teams dominate Clean Energy Prize

    Institute ideas win $200K top prize and all five finalist prizes, with variety of energy solutions.

    May 10, 2011
  • Strength in numbers

    At MIT’s annual sports analytics conference, owners, coaches and statistics mavens convene to ask how numbers can help increase success.

    March 8, 2011
  • Retooling algorithms

    Charles Leiserson and his team are experts at designing parallel algorithms — including one for a chess-playing program that outperformed IBM’s Deep Blue.

    February 25, 2011
  • Turning reviews into ratings

    A new system automatically combs through online reviews to provide recommendations according to unusual criteria.

    February 3, 2011