Reductions in CFC-11 emissions put ozone recovery back on track

Scientists observe reduction in emissions of banned ozone-depleting chemical after unexpected spike.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 10, 2021 ~7 min

Fotini Christia named director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center

Political science professor will spearhead the Institute’s interdisciplinary center that studies high-impact, complex societal challenges.

Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing • mit
Oct. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Reducing delays in wireless networks

Congestion control system could help streaming video, mobile games, and other applications run more smoothly.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
April 9, 2020 ~8 min

A smart surface for smart devices

External system improves phones’ signal strength 1,000 percent, without requiring extra antennas.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
Feb. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck

Routing scheme boosts efficiency in networks that help speed up blockchain transactions.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 30, 2020 ~8 min

System helps smart devices find their position

Connected devices can now share position information, even in noisy, GPS-denied areas.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 2, 2019 ~9 min

How “information gerrymandering” influences voters

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

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

Artificial intelligence could help data centers run far more efficiently

MIT system “learns” how to optimally allocate workloads across thousands of servers to cut costs, save energy.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 21, 2019 ~9 min

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 • mit
Aug. 18, 2019 ~8 min

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 • mit
July 3, 2019 ~10 min