banking and finance
internet of things
sports and fitness
Enabling human-machine collaborations for listening, learning and engaging across communities
Looking beyond smart cities
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Small cities face greater impact from automation
Morgan R. Frank, Lijun Sun, Manuel Cebrian, Hyejin Youn, Iyad Rahwan
J. R. Soc. Interface 2018 15 20170946; DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0946. Published 7 February 2018
As advances in robotics and artificial intelligence revive concerns about the impact of automation on jobs, a question looms: How will au...
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Have you ever wondered what a friend would do if she was in your decision-making situation? Or thought about where a family mem...
Tangible interactive matrix for real-time computation and 3D projection mappingThe Tactile Matrix, or Tangible Interactive Matrix (TIM), ...
New open-source website features blueprints for lab-on-a-chip devices.
Creating technology for social change
P2PSTORY Dataset Understanding social-emotional behaviors in storytelling interactions plays a critical role in the development of i...
Bhargava, R., & D’Ignazio, C. (2017). Data Sculptures as a Playful and Low-Tech Introduction to Working with Data. Presented at the Designing Interactive Systems, Edinburgh, Scotland.
D’Ignazio, C., & Bhargava, R. (2015). Approaches to Building Big Data Literacy. In Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange 2015. New York, NY, USA.
Platt, E. L., Bhargava, R., & Zuckerman, E. (2015). The International Affiliation Network of YouTube Trends.
D’Ignazio, C., Bhargava, R., Zuckerman, E., & Beck, L. (2014). CLIFF-CLAVIN: Determining geographic focus for news. In NewsKDD: Data Science for News Publishing, at KDD 2014. New York, NY, USA.
SPRING is a custom-built hardware and software platform for children with neuro-differences. The system automates data acquisition, optim...
Unconventional mixing of research fields introduces a new method to study human behavior using social robots.
This project depicts the design, deployment and operation of a Tangible Regulation Platform, a physical-technological apparatus made for ...
POWERSTRUCTURES : the urban form of regulations, Noyman, Ariel, Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, 2015.; Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.; Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-236).
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Project website: shelley.ai Human-AI collaborated stories: stories.shelley.ai Follow @shelley_ai to collaborate ...
Transforming data into knowledge
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
Unlike traditional randomized controlled trials that generalize relationships in large groups of people, single-case experiments seek to ...
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
CityMatrix is an urban decision support system augmented by artificial intelligence.
With Shelley, the world’s first artificial intelligence-human horror story collaboration, MIT researchers aim for goosebumps.
Ho, P. H., Smuts, C., Kayser, M. A., Hernandez, J. 2017. Ant-Based Modeling: Agent-Based City Simulation with Ants. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘17).
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
OpenAg is committed to changing the way the world thinks about farming and food—and we need your help! As an open source project, we beli...
The mismatch between the supply of graduates’ skills and the needs of the labor market has become increasingly obvious and problematic ov...
Events are able to trigger our remembers and make us go deeper in our memories. When the event affects a group of people, we can say that...
Developed by Ira Winder with the MIT Centre for Transportation and Logistics, the model seeks to use real population data and create a si...
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
Emotion recognition modeled as a goal-directed process!
Jin Joo Lee. Modeling the Dynamics of Nonverbal Behavior on Interpersonal Trust for Human-Robot Interactions. Masters Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011.
Machine learning model outperforms human judgement!
Jin Joo Lee. A Bayesian Theory of Mind Approach to Nonverbal Communication for Human-Robot Interactions.
PhD Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.
Realtime detection of social cues in children’s voices!
Tan, Flora. Algorithmically Supported Moderation in Children’s Online Communities. Thesis. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.
Aalto University, Finland, and the MIT Media Lab’s City Science Initiative are co-developing a version of the MIT CityScope platform for ...
A platform for users to dynamically generate unique atlases of publicly available data based on their movement in the city.
Emotional content is an important part of language. There are many use cases now showing that natural language processing is becoming an ...
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
What if we could look at the entire history of humanity at once? Pantheon aims to create a data-driven view of history by collecting...
An interface for smashing filter bubbles, Panorama is built to allow open, transparent, and collaborative exploration of news from a...
News organizations these days are spending a lot of time and energy making sure that data plays a central role in their newsrooms. But fe...
Understanding sarcasm could help AI fight racism, abuse, and harassment.
Digital single market conference on the free movement of data (see Professor Alex "Sandy" Pentland from minute 36)The priorities of the E...
BayesDB is open-source AI software that lets any programmer answer data analysis questions in seconds or minutes with a level of rigor th...
The CivilServant project supports online communities to run their own experiments on the effects of moderation practices on antisocial be...
FiftyNifty.org takes the hassle out of calling your lawmakers.
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) has named the 17 members of its newly established Board.
Invisible Ink is a certified mail application that demonstrates the utility of the blockchain for maintaining a public ledger of transact...
Ethos is a decentralized, Bitcoin-like network for storing and sharing valuable information. We provide transparency, control, and owners...
Early literacy plays an important role in a child's future. However, the reality is that over 57 million children have no access to a sch...
Creating “swappable identities” for a bot, allowing a user to pose questions to an assortment of AI personae.
The Andorra Living Lab project combines different research topics (Tourism, Innovation, Energy & Environment, Mobility, Dynamic urban...
Ant-Based Modeling explores the possibility of implementing agent-based modeling with living ants and external stimuli such as ...