Rod Brooks of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) gives his views on robotics and a look back at some of his previous robot creations.

Professor Collin M. Stultz discusses the intellectual challenges facing engineers at the frontiers of bioengineering and the conquest of disease.

Professor Paola Cappellaro discusses research and education in her group, and the intellectual challenges facing engineers at the frontiers of quantum engineering.

MIT EECS - Quanta Computer Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar Michele Pratusevich presented her SuperUROP project titled "Rephotography on Mobile Devices" at the SuperUROP poster session on Dec. 6, 2012 at the MIT Grier Room, 34-401. Michele Pratusevich's ...

Researchers at CSAIL have developed a handheld device that can adjust its position to precisely follow a digital plan when a user moves a router roughly around the shape to be cut.

By helping biologists turn their hunches into rigorous mathematical models, Polina Golland builds software that interprets medical images. Read more about Golland's work at http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/profile-golland-0112.html

The Boeing company is interested in autonomous air vehicle planning and control. The current scenario is to navigate an air vehicle from a starting point to the destination or alternate landing site, while avoiding certain areas such as airports and storms, minimizing the cost along the way, ...

MIT EECS - Angle Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar Annie Holladay presented her project titled "Object Placement as Inverse Motion Planning" at the Dec. 6, 2012, SuperUROP poster session held in the MIT Grier Room, 34-401. Ms. Holladay's advisors are EECS ...

Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some people, these fears of social situations can be especially ...

How do humans recognize and remember images? Can these processes be artificially created? Join MIT professors Aude Oliva, James Di Carlo, and Antonio Torralba in a conversation about the intersection of vision and cognition in humans and machines.

Some scenes of researchers working at MIT in the early days of computer science and artificial intelligence.

Sam Madden, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty Director of BigData@CSAIL, and Co-director of ISTC for Big Data, discusses MIT Big Data Initiatives and Research.

Lecture 9: Markov Rewards and Dynamic ProgrammingInstructor: Prof. Robert GallagerThis lecture covers rewards for Markov chains, expected first passage time, and aggregate rewards with a final reward. The professor then moves on to discuss dynamic programming and the ...

Lecture 8: Markov Eigenvalues and EigenvectorsInstructor: Prof. Robert GallagerThis lecture covers eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the stochastic matrix and the steady-state vector of Markov chains. It also includes an analysis of a 2-state Markov chain and a ...

Lecture 6: From Poisson to MarkovInstructor: Mina KarzandIn this lecture, the instructor covers joint conditional densities for Poisson, and then moves into a discussion of Markov states.View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-262S11

Lecture 4: Poisson (The Perfect Arrival Process)Instructor: Prof. Robert GallagerThis lecture begins with a description of arrival processes, and continues on to describe the Poisson process from three different viewpoints.View the complete ...

Lecture 3: Law of Large Numbers, ConvergenceInstructor: Robert GallagerThis lecture begins with a short review of probability models, and then enters a discussion of the law of larger numbers and convergence.View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-262S11

Lecture 2: More Review; The Bernoulli ProcessInstructor: Robert GallagerThis lecture continues our review of probability. We then move on to discuss the weak law of large numbers (WLLN) and the Bernoulli process.View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-262S11

Lecture 25: Putting It All TogetherInstructor: Robert GallagerIn this lecture, we put together many of the topics covered throughout the term: martingales; Markov chains; countable state Markov processes; reversibility for Markov processes; random walks; and Wald's ...

Lecture 24: Martingales: Stopping and ConvergingInstructor: Prof. Robert GallagerThis lecture continues our conversation on Martingales and covers stopped martingales, Kolmogorov submartingale inequality, martingale convergence theorem, and more.View the complete ...