The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory – known as CSAIL – is the largest research laboratory at MIT and one of the world’s most important centers of information technology research. CSAIL has played a key role in the computer revolution and developments such as time-sharing, massive parallel computers, public key encryption, mass commercialization of robots, and much of the technology underlying the ARPANet, Internet and the World Wide Web. CSAIL’s focus is developing the architecture and innovative applications for tomorrow’s information technology. Our research yields long-term improvements in how people live and work. CSAIL members (former and current) have launched more than 100 companies, including 3Com, Lotus Development Corporation, RSA Data Security, Akamai, iRobot, Meraki, ITA Software, and Vertica. The Lab is home to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Wireless@MIT, BigData@CSAIL, Cybersecurity@CSAIL and the MIT Information Policy Project (IPP). Connecting to CSAIL CSAIL Alliances is your organization's pathway to CSAIL connections and serves as a gateway into the lab for industry and governmental institutions seeking closer engagement to the work, researchers and students of CSAIL. The program provides organizations with a proactive and comprehensive approach to developing strong connections with all CSAIL has to offer. Leading organizations come to CSAIL to learn about our research, to recruit talented graduate students, and to explore collaborations with our researchers. Through this program, we are able to better provide our members with access to our latest thinking and our deep pool of exceptional human and informational resources.