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Designing perceptually-better video conferencing

Designing perceptually-better video conferencing rruth@mit.eduProject PI: Ruth Rosenholtz With COVID-19, many of us spend a great deal of time interacting using video conferencing tools like Zoom or WebEx, and many of us find this fatiguing. This project asks: is some of that fatigue due to sub-optimal design of video conferencing

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Full Stack Web Application Development with the Haystack Group

Full Stack Web Application Development with the Haystack Group karger@mit.eduProject PI: David Karger Research areas: Human Computer Interaction The Haystack group works on a broad variety of projects aimed at helping regular people manage the deluge of information that floods us every day. Some of our tools help manage complex structured

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Machine Learning for Medical Image Segmentation

Machine Learning for Medical Image Segmentation Contact: Mazdak Abulnaga, abulnaga@mit.eduProject PIs: Polina Golland and Justin Solomon We are developing neural network models to automatically segment the placenta embedded in magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the uterus. The placenta is a critical organ that forms during pregnancy and provides nutrients to

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Artificial Intelligence for Surgery

Artificial Intelligence for Surgery Contact: Yutong Ban (yban@csail.mi.edu)Project PI: Daniela Rus The Distributed Robotics Lab (DRL) at MIT CSAIL and Surgical Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) at MGH are collaborating to develop AI tools to assist surgery. The work applies to computer-assisted laparoscopic surgery which relies upon strong fundamental automated understanding

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Designing Mobile Disinfection Robots

Designing Mobile Disinfection Robots Contact: Alyssa Pierson, apierson@mit.eduProject PI: Daniela Rus We aim to develop mobile robotic solutions for disinfection and hands-free sterilization of high-traffic locations to decrease the risk of Covid-19 transmission. Our goal is to prototype a low-cost, easy to deploy solution that can support and adapt to

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AI-Based Approaches for Document Processing, Forecasting, Supply Chain, and Precision Indoor Agriculture

AI-Based Approaches for Document Processing, Forecasting, Supply Chain, and Precision Indoor Agriculture Amar Gupta Contact:  agupta@mit.edu Partly accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, AI-Based Approaches for Document Processing, Forecasting, Supply Chain, and Precision Indoor Agriculture are receiving increasing attention in terms of innovation and broad deployment. Research can be conducted during

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COVID-19 and Enhancing Telehealth and Digital Healthcare

COVID-19 and Enhancing Telehealth and Digital Healthcare Contact: Dhaman Kaur (dkaur@mit.edu)Project Supervisor: Amar Gupta COVID-19 has led to a sudden jump in the level of interest and use of telehealth concepts as highlighted at: https://www.csail.mit.edu/news/hot-topics-computing-telehealth-and-coronavirus Research can be conducted during summer, possibly beginning immediately, in the following areas: Interoperability: Please

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Misinformation & Data Visualization in the Age of COVID-19

Misinformation & Data Visualization in the Age of COVID-19 Arvind Satyanarayanarvindsatya@mit.edu Data visualizations have become key to a robust public health response to COVID-19. Experts are using them to track metrics, and graphics like “Flatten the Curve” have proven critical for engaging the broader public. However, as hundreds of charts

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Synthesizing Software with AI and Formal Program Synthesis Methods

Synthesizing Software with AI and Formal Program Synthesis Methods Una-May O’ReillyAlfa-apply@csail.mit.edu As software proliferates and the need for it explodes, what methods contribute to improving our ability to write and repurpose code? To what extent can software be automatically engineered? Is it possible to describe a task to a software

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Misinformation Security

Misinformation Security Una-May O’Reilly   Have you noticed COVID-19 narratives floating around social media that seem to fly in the face of logic? They offer snake-oil like treatments, political rather than science-based motivations behind mitigations, or conspiratorial virus origins.  Unfortunately, these are not always unintended. In fact, deliberate adversarial motives

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Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on network storage

Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on network storage Karen Sollins, sollins@csail.mit.edu Traditionally, storage in the nodes of the network have be used to store routing tables and for extremely temporary storage while forwarding network traffic. So, it is primarily used for buffering traffic queued up to be forwarded. In the

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Make the Imperial College Covid-19 Model more usable and extensible

Make the Imperial College Covid-19 Model more usable and extensible Contact: edelman@mit.edu The Imperial College model to simulate the COVID-19 pandemic has recently been published at https://github.com/mrc-ide/covid-sim The project consists of rewriting the code in Julia, taking advantage of Julia’s unique multiple dispatch structure to make the code clean and understandable.We

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Simulation Environment for Soft Robotics Design

Simulation Environment for Soft Robotics Design Project PI: Daniela Rus and Wojciech Matusik Contact: Andrew Spielberg (aespielberg@csail.mit.edu)   Research Area: Soft Robotics, Simulation, Computational Design. No description available. Interested? Apply Now!

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Activity and Trajectory Reasoning based on Deep (Reinforcement) Learning

Activity and Trajectory Reasoning based on Deep (Reinforcement) Learning Project PI: Sertac Karaman and Daniela Rus Contact: Igor Gilitschenski (igilitschenski@mit.edu) The Distributed Robotics Lab at MIT CSAIL is contributing to the development of self-driving cars within the Toyota-CSAIL joint research center. Our work addresses the full scope of challenges in

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COVID19 Project

COVID19 Project Contact: edelman@mit.edu If you want to stop playing with toy models of COVID-19 and work on the models which are influencing the policy decisions, this is the project for you. Aspects of the work range from the basic research to scaling and deploying the model at a country-wide

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