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The 'X-Lab' List (Ranked by Category)

Business Week's poll included this question: If you were 35 and had just won 
the first Nobel Prize for Information Technology, triggering invitations to any 
lab of your choice, which one would you pick? Most researchers didn't chose the 
lab where they work. Here are the complete results, with labs ranked within 
four separate research categories: 


COMPUTER SCIENCE

1st Choice: Stanford University

2nd Choices: Microsoft Research, University of California-Berkeley

3rd Choice: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Laboratory for
            Computer Science (LCS)

4th Choice: Carnegie Mellon University

5th Choices: AT&T Labs, Bell Labs (Lucent), MIT Media Lab, Xerox Palo Alto
             Research Center (PARC)


TELECOMMUNICATIONS, NETWORKING, GROUPWARE

1st Choice: Bell Labs (Lucent)

2nd Choice: Stanford

3rd Choices: MIT LCS, Xerox PARC

4th Choice: AT&T Labs

5th Choice: University of Southern California


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ROBOTICS, SPEECH, INTERFACES 

1st Choice: Stanford

2nd Choices: Carnegie Mellon University, MIT AI Lab

3rd Choices: Microsoft Research, Xerox PARC

4th Choices: AT&T Labs, IBM Research, MIT Media Lab

5th Choices: CMU Robotics Institute, Swiss Machine Learning Research
             Institute (IDSIA), MIT LCS, University of Michigan


BIOLOGICALLY INSPIRED: ARTIFICIAL LIFE, GENETIC ALGORITHMS

1st Choice: Santa Fe Institute

2nd Choice: Stanford

3rd Choice: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne)

4th Choices: IDSIA, University of North Carolina, University of Sussex (UK)

5th Choices: Natural Selection Inc., Naval Research Lab, UC-San Diego,
             University of Illinois



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