SECURING THE CLOUD
What if you could keep your cloud-based data secure and encrypted—and share it and use it at the same time? Vinod Vaikuntanathan is reengineering cybersecurity with the development of fully homomorphic encryption.
Members of the MIT community are working together to address a broad array of challenges with creativity, bold thinking, multidisciplinary approaches, and a keen understanding of the requirements for practically implementing their ideas. Thanks to their work, a world with fully-homomorphic encryption, a harnessed human genome, small-scale nuclear fusion, dramatically improved pre-surgical visualization, and other innovations gets closer every day.
Challenges mix well with the MIT environment. They inspire and instill in our students an enthusiasm for solving practical problems to benefit the world, and a belief that no problem is too hard.
Ultimately, this leads to even greater contributions to the world—those that come from our alumni, whether they are designing Earth-orbiting satellite propulsion systems or low-cost refrigeration techniques for the developing world.
Ian A. Waitz
Dean of Engineering
MIT students have new ideas about fusion power
A Nike-MIT study of sustainable materials for apparel
Repurposing landmark into maker space and undergraduate housing
Harnessing the power of living cells
Simple everyday phenomenon was unexplained by physics—until now
The first new computer memory mechanism in 30 years
Converting MRI scans into 3D-printed models in just hours
New surfaces for more efficient, less dangerous, power plants
Student builds real-time MBTA map in his dorm room using LED lights