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  • Vigoda, Benjamin William, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    This thesis proposes an alternate paradigm for designing computers using continuous-time analog circuits. Digital computation sacrifices continuous degrees of freedom. A principled approach to recovering them is to view ...
  • Taylor, Jason Matthew, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    I investigate quantum control of spin in molecules using shaped ultrafast lasers and the dynamics of those lasers when their cavities are modified to include programmable molecular masks. The ability to control quantum ...
  • Recht, Benjamin Harris, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    As the study of complex interconnected networks becomes widespread across disciplines, modeling the large-scale behavior of these systems becomes both increasingly important and increasingly difficult. In particular, it ...
  • Sawhney, Nitin, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Addressing global design challenges in the environment and underserved communities requires a cooperative approach towards sustainable design innovation, one that embraces multidisciplinary expertise, participatory design ...
  • Colella, Vanessa Stevens (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
  • Laibowitz, Matthew Joel, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
    In today's digital era, elements of anyone's life can be captured, by themselves or others, and be instantly broadcast. With little or no regulation on the proliferation of camera technology and the increasing use of video ...
  • Pinkett, Randal D. (Randal Dike), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    (cont.) Through this lens, I examine the early results of the project in the areas of community social capital and community cultural capital, based on quantitative and qualitative data resulting from direct observation, ...
  • Jehan, Tristan, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Machines have the power and potential to make expressive music on their own. This thesis aims to computationally model the process of creating music using experience from listening to examples. Our unbiased signal-based ...
  • DeCamp, Philip (Philip James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation will examine what a first person viewpoint means in the context of data visualization and how it can be used for navigating and presenting large datasets. Recent years have seen rapid growth in Big Data ...
  • Martinez Villalpando, Ernesto Carlos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The loss of a limb is extremely debilitating. Unfortunately, today's assistive technologies are still far from providing fully functional artificial limb replacements. Although lower extremity prostheses are currently ...
  • Sack, Warren (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Harry, Drew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    We have long assumed that being face to face is the best environment for social interaction. But is "being there" the best we can aspire to? One common approach to improving face-to-face contexts is to add new communication ...
  • Kidd, Cory David, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Human-robot interaction is now well enough understood to allow us to build useful systems that can function outside of the laboratory. This thesis defines sociable robot system in the context of long-term interaction, ...
  • Monroy-Hernández, Andrés (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This work describes a framework for the design and study of an online community of amateur creators. I focus on remixing as the lens to understand the contexts and processes of creative expression as it is fostered within ...
  • Shen, Dawei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Information markets benefit the communities they serve by facilitating electronic distributed exchange of information. Further benefits include enhancing knowledge sharing, innovation, and productivity. This research ...
  • Barahona, Juan Carlos (Barahona-Martinez) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Important ideas, practices and artifacts often fail to reach their target population efficiently or fail to reach altogether. Surprisingly, most projects aimed to bring technology to underserved communities of the world ...
  • Cheung, Kenneth Chun-Wai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Digital materials are comprised of a small number of types of discrete physical building blocks, which assemble to form constructions that meet the versatility and scalability of digital computation and communication ...
  • Jebara, Tony (Tony S.), 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    I propose a common framework that combines three different paradigms in machine learning: generative, discriminative and imitative learning. A generative probabilistic distribution is a principled way to model many machine ...
  • Christakos, Constantine Kleomenis, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    With a new way of thinking about organizing sensor networks, we demonstrate that we can more easily deploy and program these networks to solve a variety of different problems. We describe sensor networks that can analyze ...
  • Lifton, Joshua Harlan, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The commoditization of low-power radios, a rich set of sensors, longer-lasting batteries, and feature-rich microcontrollers has prompted significant research efforts to imbue physical environments with the responsiveness ...
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