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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