System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road

Using a photorealistic simulation engine, vehicles learn to drive in the real world and recover from near-crash scenarios.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
March 23, 2020 | mit

~9 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering


Historic migration patterns are written in Americans' DNA

Genetic, geographic, and demographic data from more than 30,000 Americans reveal more genetic diversity within ancestry groups than previously thought.

Tom Ulrich | Broad Institute
March 5, 2020 | mit

~4 mins   

Tags: research broad-institute genetics school-of-engineering school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs dna

Integrating electronics onto physical prototypes

In place of flat “breadboards,” 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
March 3, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology 3-d-printing design manufacturing electronics computer-graphics computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

Protecting sensitive metadata so it can’t be used for surveillance

System ensures hackers eavesdropping on large networks can’t find out who’s communicating and when they’re doing so.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
Feb. 26, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms cyber-security data technology-and-society computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering


Cryptographic “tag of everything” could protect the supply chain

Tiny, battery-free ID chip can authenticate nearly any product to help combat losses to counterfeiting.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
Feb. 20, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms cyber-security internet-of-things electronics industry microsystems-technology-laboratory electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering




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