software
Principal Investigator, MIT CSAIL, Creator, MIT App Inventor, Professor, MIT CSAIL

As one of the founding directors of the Free Software Foundation, CSAIL's Prof. Hal Abelson believes that free software empowers everyone to maintain the freedom to run, edit, contribute to, and share software, as well as see everything the software is doing.

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cyber security
Adjunct Associate Professor, MIT CSAIL
Professor Yael Kalai of MIT CSAIL and Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New England is a cryptographer and theoretical computer scientist working on state-of-the-art ways of securing computation.
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D. Fox Harrell virtuality
Professor, MIT CSAIL
Our new reality is increasingly one of virtuality. D. Fox Harrell, P.h.D., studies the relationship between computing and imagination for emerging forms of digital media, as well as their social and ethical impact.
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robot dexterity
Professor, MIT CSAIL

If we want robots to assist us with everyday tasks, they’ll need to be able to manipulate objects on a human level. To do that, they need good fingers. Professor Ted Adelson of MIT CSAIL is developing robotic fingers that are sensitive and soft like human fingers, enabling robots to use their hands intelligently to accomplish chosen tasks.

Read more about Ted Adelson at: Alliances Researcher Spotlight.

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Moore's Law podcast
Principal Investigator, MIT CSAIL, Professor, MIT EECS

“If we want to keep the Moore’s Law momentum going in computing, we have to do something different,” says CSAIL Professor Saman Amarasinghe, whose work with compilers is making them faster, more reliable, and more efficient. He discusses using new technologies like machine learning and modern algorithms and solvers to optimize code and get the performance needed to keep up with the rapid changes happening in industry.

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