New series use experts to track research trends and breakthroughs

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MIT researchers have new access to two resources that track major research trends in engineering, computer science, and related fields. Foundations and Trends is a new series that offers 50-100 page current, state-of-the-art review articles by opinion/research leaders in a variety of areas, including human-computer interaction and stochastic systems. MIT Professor Madhu Sudan (EECS) is editor-in-chief of the Theoretical Computer Science series, and several MIT faculty members contribute as editors or authors. You can even suggest an update yourself!

A similar series, Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science, provides 50-100 page lectures, or self-contained short electronic books synthesizing an important research or development topic. Each is authored by an expert contributor to the field, among them MIT Professor Nancy Lynch (CSAIL).

Both series can be found in Vera.