How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 4, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: politics voting-and-elections behavioral-economics game-theory networks research social-media technology-and-society film-and-television government political-science sloan-school-of-management


Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure

“Risk-aware” traffic engineering could help service providers such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google better utilize network infrastructure.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Aug. 18, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms energy data internet networks finance computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

Making wireless communication more energy efficient

Along with studying theory, "it's also important to me that the work we are doing will help to solve real-world problems,” says LIDS student Omer Tanovic.

Greta Friar | Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems | July 3, 2019 | mit
~10 mins   

Tags: laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering wireless energy networks algorithms profile graduate postdoctoral research emissions industry students


Achieving greater efficiency for fast data center operations

System better allocates time-sensitive data processing across cores to maintain quick user-response times.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Feb. 21, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology algorithms internet networks data energy software computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

MIT engineers build smart power outlet | MIT News

Design can “learn” to identify plugged-in appliances, distinguish dangerous electrical spikes from benign ones.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 15, 2018
~9 mins |

Tags:  research  algorithms  artificial-intelligence  data  electronics  internet-of-things  mechanical-engineering  networks  school-of-engineering  wireless  machine-learning

Location detection when GPS doesn’t work | MIT News

Theoretical study shows how to make wireless localization much more accurate.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | Jan. 22, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  school-of-engineering  algorithms  computer-science-and-technology  laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids  mobile-devices  networks  aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering

Try this! Researchers devise better recommendation algorithm | MIT News

Improved recommendation algorithm should work especially well when ratings data are “sparse.”

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | Dec. 6, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  research  school-of-engineering  algorithms  artificial-intelligence  data  computer-science-and-technology  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids  machine-learning  social-networks

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