Accession Number:

ADA227277

Title:

MIT Laboratory for Computer Science Progress Report No. 23, July 1985-June 1986

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

294.0

Abstract:

Founded in 1963 as Project MAC for Multiple Access Computer and Machine Aided Cognition, the Laboratory developed the Compatible Time Sharing System CTSS, one of the first time shared systems in the world, and Multics -- an improved time shared system that introduced several new concepts. These two major developments stimulated research activities in the application of on-line computing to such diverse disciplines as engineering, architecture, mathematics, biology, medicine, library science and management. Since that time, the Laboratorys pursuits expanded, leading to pioneering research in Expert Systems, Computer Networks and Public Cryptography. Today, the Laboratorys research spans a broad front of activities, grouped in four major areas Knowledge Based Systems Machines, Languages, and Systems Theory Computers and People. Contents Clinical Decision Making Common System Computation Structures Distributed Computing Systems Information Mechanics Programming Methodology Programming Systems Research Real Time Systems Systematic Program Development Theory of Computation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE