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  • No backtalk

    One key to making parallel algorithms efficient is to minimize the amount of communication between cores.

    February 28, 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
  • Breaking bottlenecks

    A new algorithm enables much faster dissemination of information through self-organizing networks with a few scattered choke points.

    January 11, 2011
  • First improvement of fundamental algorithm in 10 years

    The max-flow problem, which is ubiquitous in network analysis, scheduling, and logistics, can now be solved more efficiently than ever.

    September 27, 2010
  • Cars as traffic sensors

    A new algorithm optimizes the dissemination of information about traffic and road conditions through networks of wirelessly connected cars.

    September 24, 2010
  • Drug discovery, Netflix style?

    MIT researchers apply ranking algorithms to pharmaceutical R&D.

    April 13, 2010