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Encyclopedia > MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
The Stata Center houses CSAIL and has very unusual architecture.

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL, is an interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, formed on July 1, 2003 by the merger of MIT Laboratory for Computer Science and MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. CSAIL is the largest such laboratory at MIT, both in terms of the scope of its research and in terms of the number of members. The director of CSAIL is currently Rodney Brooks; Victor Zue has been announced as Prof. Brooks's successor when he steps down in summer 2007. CSAIL is housed at the Stata Center, designed by Frank Gehry. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 310 KB)Picture of the Stata Center, taken by Raul654 on July 31, 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 310 KB)Picture of the Stata Center, taken by Raul654 on July 31, 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private, coeducational research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Project MAC, later the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS), was a research laboratory at MIT. Project MAC would become famous for groundbreaking research in operating systems, artificial intelligence, and the theory of computation. ... ... Rodney Allen Brooks (b. ... Stata Center Building 32 at Night View from a window The Ray and Maria Stata Center is a 430,000-ft² (40,000 m²) academic complex designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ...

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Research activities

CSAIL's research activities are organized around a number of semi-autonomous research groups, each of which is headed by one or more professors or research scientists. These groups are divided up into seven general areas of research: The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ...

In addition, CSAIL hosts the World Wide Web Consortium. Garry Kasparov playing against Deep Blue, the first machine to win a chess game against a reigning world champion. ... Computational biology is an interdisciplinary field that applies the techniques of computer science and applied mathematics to problems inspired by biology. ... Computer graphics is a sub-field of computer science and is concerned with digitally synthesizing and manipulating visual content. ... Machine vision (MV) is the application of computer vision to industry and manufacturing. ... As a broad subfield of artificial intelligence, Machine learning is concerned with the development of algorithms and techniques that allow computers to learn. At a general level, there are two types of learning: inductive, and deductive. ... The theory of computation is the branch of computer science that deals with whether and how efficiently problems can be solved on a computer. ... Look up robotics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A typical vision of a computer architecture as a series of abstraction layers: hardware, firmware, assembler, kernel, operating system and applications (see also Tanenbaum 79). ... This article or section should be merged with Distributed computing In computer science, a distributed system is an application that consists of components running on different computers concurrently. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... An operating system (OS) is a set of computer programs that manage the hardware and software resources of a computer. ... e. ... It has been suggested that W3C Markup Validation Service be merged into this article or section. ...


Famous CSAIL members, affiliates, and alumni

(Including members and alumni of CSAIL's predecessor labs.)

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution. ... Sir Tim Berners-Lee Sir Tim (Timothy John) Berners-Lee, KBE (TimBL or TBL) (b. ... Erik Demaine (b. ... Peter Shor Peter W. Shor (born August 14, 1959) is an American theoretical computer scientist most famous for his work on quantum computation, in particular for devising a quantum algorithm for factoring exponentially faster than the best currently-known algorithm running on a classical computer (see Shors algorithm). ... Richard Matthew Stallman (often abbreviated as RMS) (born March 16, 1953) is a software freedom activist, hacker, and software developer. ... The A.M. Turing Award is given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery to a person selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. ... Leonard Adleman Leonard Adleman (born December 31, 1945) is a theoretical computer scientist and professor of computer science and molecular biology at the University of Southern California. ... Fernando José Corbató (born July 1, 1926) is a prominent computer scientist, notable as a pioneer in the development of time-sharing operating systems. ... Butler W. Lampson is a computer scientist, considered to be one of the most significant in the history of the field. ... John McCarthy (born September 4, 1927, in Boston, Massachusetts, sometimes known affectionately as Uncle John McCarthy), is a prominent computer scientist who received the Turing Award in 1971 for his major contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence. ... Marvin Lee Minsky (born August 9, 1927), sometimes affectionately known as Old Man Minsky, is an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of MITs AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy. ... Professor Ron Rivest Professor Ronald Linn Rivest (born 1947, Schenectady, New York) is a cryptographer, and is the Viterbi Professor of Computer Science at MITs Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. ... Adi Shamir at the CRYPTO 2003 conference. ... The Nevanlinna Prize is a prize for major contributions to mathematical aspects of computer science. ... Madhu Sudan (मधु सूदन) (b. ... Peter Shor Peter W. Shor (born August 14, 1959) is an American theoretical computer scientist most famous for his work on quantum computation, in particular for devising a quantum algorithm for factoring exponentially faster than the best currently-known algorithm running on a classical computer (see Shors algorithm). ... The Gödel Prize is a prize for outstanding papers in theoretical computer science, named after Kurt Gödel. ... Dr. Shafrira Goldwasser (born 1956) is the RSA Professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and a professor of mathematical sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. ... Silvio Micali (b. ... Charles Rackoff is a noted modern cryptologist. ... Johan HÃ¥stad (born 1960) is a Swedish theoretical computer scientist most famous for his work on computational complexity theory. ... Peter Shor Peter W. Shor (born August 14, 1959) is an American theoretical computer scientist most famous for his work on quantum computation, in particular for devising a quantum algorithm for factoring exponentially faster than the best currently-known algorithm running on a classical computer (see Shors algorithm). ... Madhu Sudan (मधु सूदन) (b. ... Although many awards have added Grace Hoppers name to them since her death in 1992, the original Grace Murray Hopper Awards have been awarded by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) since 1971. ... Robert Metcalfe (born 1946 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American technology pioneer who invented Ethernet, founded 3Com and formulated Metcalfes Law. ... Dr. Shafrira Goldwasser (born 1956) is the RSA Professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and a professor of mathematical sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. ... Guy Lewis Steele, Jr. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Hal Abelson // Harold (Hal) Abelson is the Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the MIT, and a fellow of the IEEE. He holds an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a Ph. ... // Gerald Jay Sussman is the Panasonic Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ... Thomas H. Cormen is the co-author of Introduction to Algorithms, along with Charles Leiserson, Ron Rivest, and Cliff Stein. ... Charles E. Leiserson is a computer scientist, specializing in the theory of parallel computing and distributed computing, and particularly practical applications thereof; as part of this effort, he developed the Cilk multithreaded language. ... Patrick H. Winston is Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ... Professor Ron Rivest Professor Ronald Linn Rivest (born 1947, Schenectady, New York) is a cryptographer, and is the Viterbi Professor of Computer Science at MITs Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. ... Clifford Stein is a computer scientist, currently working as a professor at Columbia University in New York, NY. He earned his BSE from Princeton University in 1987, a MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989, and a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992. ... David D. Clark graduated from Swarthmore College in 1966 and received his Ph. ... Jerome H. Saltzer (born October 9, 1939 Nampa, Idaho) is a computer scientist who has made many notable contributions. ... David P. Reed is an American computer scientist, educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, known for a number of significant contributions to computer networking. ... The end-to-end principle is one of the central design principles of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) widely used on the Internet. ... Seymour Papert Seymour Papert (born March 1, 1928 Pretoria, South Africa) is an MIT mathematician, computer scientist, and prominent educator. ... Logo turtle graphic The Logo programming language is a functional programming language. ... Joseph Weizenbaum. ... ELIZA is a computer program by Joseph Weizenbaum, designed in 1966, which parodied a Rogerian therapist, largely by rephrasing many of the patients statements as questions and posing them to the patient. ... Robert (Bob) M. Frankston (born in 1949) is the co-creator with Dan Bricklin of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program and the co-founder of Software Arts, the company that developed it. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Daniel S. Bricklin (born 16 July 1951) is the co-creator, with Bob Frankston, of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program. ... VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet program available for personal computers. ... Screenshot of a spreadsheet made with OpenOffice. ...

See also

  • Project MAC
  • Documentary film with and about Joseph Weizenbaum ( "Weizenbaum. Rebel at Work." )

Project MAC, later the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS), was a research laboratory at MIT. Project MAC would become famous for groundbreaking research in operating systems, artificial intelligence, and the theory of computation. ...

Further reading

  • CSAIL's official Web page


Academics The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private, coeducational research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ...

OpenCourseWareBiologyChemistryEconomicsElectrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMathematicsPhysicsSloan School of Management MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to put all of the educational materials from MITs undergraduate- and graduate-level courses online, free and openly available to anyone, anywhere, by the year 2007. ... The MIT Biology Department is a world-renowned center for research in the life sciences. ... The Chemistry Department at MIT is one of the top university faculties in the world. ... MIT Economics Department is one of the foremost economics faculties in the world. ... The Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT offers academic programs leading to the S.B., S.M., M.Eng. ... The Department of Mathematics at MIT is one of the leading mathematics departments in America. ... The Physics Department at MIT is one of the top physics faculties in the world. ... The MIT Sloan School of Management is one of the five schools of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. It is one of the worlds leading business schools, conducting research and teaching in finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, strategic management, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, supply chain...

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Research

LaboratoriesBroad InstituteCenter for Theoretical PhysicsComputer Science and Artificial Intelligence LaboratoryLaboratory for Information and Decision SystemsLincoln LaboratoryMcGovern Institute for Brain ResearchMedia LabPicower Institute for Learning and MemoryPlasma Science and Fusion CenterResearch Laboratory of ElectronicsMIT Nuclear Reactor Lab This list of Massachusetts Institute of Technology departments and laboratories covers the universitys diverse and interdisciplinary research interest. ... The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, formerly the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research (WICGR), is a multidisciplinary institution dedicated to fulfilling the potential of genomics for the biomedical sciences. ... MIT Center for Theoretical Physics is a subdivision of MIT Department of Physics. ... The MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems is a research labotarory of MIT, working in the areas of communication, controls, and signal processing. ... MIT Lincoln Laboratory, also known as Lincoln Lab, is a federally funded research and development center managed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and funded by the United States Department of Defense. ... The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a research and teaching center, which conducts Integrated Research in neuroscience, molecular neurobiology, cognitive science, computation and related areas. ... The building interior near the entrance The MIT Media Lab in the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology engages in education and research in the digital technology used for expression and communication. ... The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory is, along with the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the department of cognitive science, one of the three neuroscience groups at MIT. It is run by Nobel Prize laureate Susumu Tonegawa. ... PSFC logo The Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a research laboratory for the study of plasma physics and nuclear fusion. ... The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 1946 as the successor to the famed MIT Radiation Laboratory (RadLab) of World War II. During the war, large scale research at the RadLab was devoted to the rapid development of microwave radar. ... The MIT Nuclear Research Reactor (MITR) is currently on the MITR-II design. ...

Culture

History of MITStudent lifeMIT in popular cultureAlumniFacultyPresidentsInstitute ProfessorAthenaBrass RatHacksThe TechScience FictionTMRCTech SquaresMIT $100K6.370Mystery Hunt The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1861 and has played pivotal roles in the many scientific and technological developments since then. ... The student life and culture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology encompasses hundreds of student activities, organizations, and athletics that contribute to MITs distinct culture. ... The mad scientist is one character type frequently referenced in connection with MIT The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an educational and research institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been referenced in many works of cinema, television and the written word. ... This list of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni includes students who studied as undergraduates or graduate students at MITs School of Engineering, School of Science, Sloan School of Management, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, School of Architecture and Urban Studies, or Whitaker College. ... This list of Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty includes current, emeritus, former, and deceased professors, lecturers, and researchers. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has had 18 presidents in its 141-year history. ... Institute Professor is the highest title that can be awarded to a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... Project Athena was a joint project of MIT, Digital Equipment Corporation, and IBM. It was launched in 1983, and research and development ran through June 30, 1991, eight years after it began. ... MIT Class of 2007 ring. ... An MIT hack is defined as a clever, benign, and ethical prank or practical joke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... Front page of The Tech, issue of January 18, 2006 The Tech, first published in 1881, is the oldest and largest campus newspaper at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as the first newspaper to be published online. ... The MIT Science Fiction Society (or MITSFS) is a literary society and library of science fiction and fantasy books and magazines, located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... The Tech Model Railroad Club (TMRC), also known as The Midnight Requisitioning Committee a student organization at MIT, is one of the most famous model railroad clubs in the world. ... Tech Squares is a square and round dance club at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... The MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition is one of the largest and most famous student business plan competitions in the world. ... 6. ... The MIT Mystery Hunt is a puzzlehunt competition held each January at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ...

Buildings

Architecture of MITChapelGreen BuildingInfinite CorridorKresge AuditoriumMIT MuseumStata CenterWiesner buildingGraduate ResidencesUndergraduate ResidencesFraternities and Sororities The Massachusetts Institute of Technologys Cambridge, Massachusetts campus has a diverse and varied architecture, reflecting its hundred years history. ... Exterior. ... Green Building, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... The Infinite Corridor is the hallway, 251 meters (825 feet) long, that runs through the main building of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... Kresge Auditorium from rear, looking toward I. M. Peis Green Building. ... MIT Museum, founded in 1971, is the museum of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... Stata Center Building 32 at Night View from a window The Ray and Maria Stata Center is a 430,000-ft² (40,000 m²) academic complex designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... The Wiesner building houses the MIT Media Lab, the Center for Bits and Atoms (Neil Gershenfelds lab) and the List Visual Arts Center. ... This is a list of the graduate dorms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... The following is a list of MITs fraternities and sororities. ...


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About CSAIL (411 words)
The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory was formed on July 1st, 2003.
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CSAIL was formed by the merger of the Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI), each of which had sprung from Project Mac, itself founded on July 1st, 1963.
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My research is focused on the computational foundations of this new science, in particular developing methods for the direct identification of biological signals in the genome.
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