MIT-DATA

The social life of data

On a typical day in our data-saturated world, Facebook announces plans to encrypt its Messenger data, prompting uproar from...

Jun 8 · 5 min read >

If transistors can’t get smaller, then coders have to get smarter

In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors that could fit on a computer chip...

Jun 5 · 3 min read >

Algorithm quickly simulates a roll of loaded dice

The fast and efficient generation of random numbers has long been an important challenge. For centuries, games of chance...

May 28 · 4 min read >

A data-driven response to a pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to challenge how societies and institutions function at macro and micro scales. In the United...

May 15 · 5 min read >

Reporting tool aims to balance hospitals’ Covid-19 load

As cases of Covid-19 continue to climb in parts of the United States, the number of people seeking treatment...

Apr 24 · 5 min read >

Optimizing complex decision-making

When he began his engineering program at École Polytechnique in his hometown of Paris, Jean Pauphilet did not aspire...

Apr 23 · 3 min read >

Annual Women in Data Science conference discusses fake news

What do radiation waves from space, the U.S. Census, and the human genome have in common? All three, like...

Apr 17 · 2 min read >

3 Questions: Catherine D’Ignazio on visualizing Covid-19 data

The Covid-19 pandemic is generating waves of data points from around the world, recording the number of tests performed,...

Apr 14 · 6 min read >

Reducing delays in wireless networks

MIT researchers have designed a congestion-control scheme for wireless networks that could help reduce lag times and increase quality...

Apr 10 · 4 min read >

Accelerating data-driven discoveries

As technologies like single-cell genomic sequencing, enhanced biomedical imaging, and medical “internet of things” devices proliferate, key discoveries about...

Apr 5 · 4 min read >