Welcome to The Stata Center - Home to the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

The MIT Stata Center (Building 32) is a very uniquely designed building located on the MIT Campus at 32 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139, at the corner of Vassar and Main Street. There are two distinct sides: Dreyfus (closest to building 36 on the western side of the building) and Gates (closest to the Main Street and Vassar intersection on the eastern side of the building). If you are on the Dreyfus side of the building, all the rooms will start with D, and on the Gates side, they start with G.

The CSAIL Alliances offices in the Stata Center on the Gates side. If you enter the Stata Center at the corner of Vassar and Main Street, proceed down the hall until the Gates tower elevators are on your right. Enter at the glass door before the elevator bank. Push the doorbell and a member of the Alliances team will let you in.

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Public Transportation - commonly called "MBTA" or more simply the "T":

Take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station (cost is $2.00 with a CharlieTicket and $1.70 with a CharlieCard). When you exit the T, walk Northwest, up Main Street (you will pass the MIT Coop and Legal Seafoods). When you come to the second intersection (Vassar St.), the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab will be in the very unique building to your left.

The #1 (Dudley bus) stops at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue. The MIT stop (77 Massachusetts Avenue) is at a large crosswalk with a stop light. On one side of the street are steps leading up to large Ionic columns and the Small Dome of MIT with the Stratton Student Center (Building W20) and Kresge Oval (an open, grass-covered area) on the other side of the street. To get to CSAIL, walk North (so that the steps are on your right) on Massachusetts Avenue take a right at the first intersection (Vassar Street). Walk until you see the very unique building on your right at the corner of the next major intersection (Main Street). More detailed public transportation maps and schedules are available from the MBTA.

Transportation from Logan Airport

Taxi fare from the airport is about $25-$30. Under normal traffic conditions the taxi ride will take about 25 minutes.

From any terminal at Logan airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. Go downstairs and take the Red Line to Kendall/MIT (take the outbound train toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about 30 minutes. From the T stop, follow the directions above.

The drive from Logan Airport can be rather nasty, depending on traffic conditions. Take the Sumner Tunnel exit from the airport (not the Ted Williams Tunnel) and follow the signs toward Boston via the Sumner Tunnel. As you exit the tunnel, take the ramp onto the expressway (I-93 North). Take the second exit, marked 'Storrow Drive West'. Immediately take the right fork of the road to a stoplight. Turn left, then immediately turn right and drive over the Charles River on the Longfellow Bridge. At the second traffic light after the river, take a left onto Ames Street and then a right onto Main Street. CSAIL will be on your left in the building at the corner of Main and Vassar Street.


From I-93 (North or South)
Take Exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the Harvard Bridge, you will be looking at MIT. Continue 1 block on Mass. Ave., until you reach Vassar St. Take a Right on Vassar St. CSAIL is on your right in the building at the corner of Vassar and Main.

From I-95 (North or South)
Take the I-93 Exit and follow the directions listed above.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90 West)
Follow I-90 East to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (Exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge (down the ramp to the right, then straight), cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. If you cross the river again, you have gone too far. Bear left onto Main Street at the sculpture park. Follow Main Street for about a 1/2 mile to our building at the corner of Vassar Street.

Kendall Square


Kendall Square—the area around CSAIL—is a hub of innovation, with the presence of industry leaders like Google, Microsoft, and Pfizer as well as an array of technology startups, many of them connected to CSAIL. The Stata Center is also surrounded by other pioneering MIT departments such as the MIT Media Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, and MIT Nano. In fact, the immediate area around CSAIL is so rich with cutting-edge thinkers that it has been called “the most innovative square mile on the planet.”