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  • As the director of MIT’s BigData@CSAIL industry initiative, and the co-director of the more research-focused Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Big Data, EECS professor and CSAIL principal investigator Sam Madden talks with the MIT News Office about the growing complexity of data. From social networks and images to real time financial transactions, Madden talks about the issues (and opportunities) of what to do with this data. Read more.
  • Imagine being curious enough as an 11 year old — on seeing your babysitter's mysterious calculus textbook symbols — to jump grades in order to leap several years ahead in math? Scott Aaronson, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science and affiliate with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), has had a way of moving to thinking beyond -- looking for the truths in computational complexity, while shaping the way computation is perceived and executed in the future. Read more.
  • Dina Katabi has been selected for the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. In announcing this appointment, Department Head Anantha Chandraksan shared the following message with his colleagues in the EECS Department. Read more.
  • Muriel Médard has been appointed as the Cecil H. Green Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In announcing this appointment, Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan shared the following message with his EECS colleagues.
  • Prof. Daniela Rus, Director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and head of the Distributed Robotics Lab (DRL) envisions new ways for design and manufacture of robots — including the potential for one robot per child in schools. She and members from the DRL group received multiple prizes at the Ultra-Affordable Robot competition particularly for the group's printable, origami-inspired Segway robot, called SEG, which won first place.
  • Since its creation in 2007, the set of Web development tools called "Exhibit" developed by professor of computer science and engineering David Karger and members of the Haystack Group in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, CSAIL, has attracted 1,900 to develop Exhibit websites. In April, Karger and EECS graduate student Ted Benson will present a new study at the Association for Computing Machinery's Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
  • Imagine a solar wall that lights up, that could detect change in its environment and respond. Then imagine that this wall is really composed of living cells — a hybrid of bacterial biofilms incorporated with nonliving materials such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots. Tim Lu, assistant professor of electrical engineering and biological engineering has led a team that has reported this work in the March 23 issue of Nature Materials. Read more.
  • In a paper to be presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Annual Symposium on the Theory of Computing in May, Nir Shavit, professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has teamed with Dan Alistarh, a former student at Microsoft Research and Keren Censor-Hillel of the Technion to demonstrate a new analytic technique that, in a wide range of real-world cases, suggests lock-free algorithms actually give wait-free performance, i.e., parallel programming may be better than estimated.
  • Dennis Freeman, professor of electrical engineering, and a team of researchers in MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics has reported findings in the Biophysical Journal that our selective ability to distinguish sounds depends on the size and distribution of pores just a few nanometers wide in the inner ear's tectorial membrane. The work may ultimately lead to biochemical manipulation or other means to aid in improving hearing. Read more.
  • Today, the MacVicar Faculty Fellows Program announced five new MacVicar Fellows -- selected as exceptional undergraduate teachers, educational innovators, and mentors. Tomás Lozano-Pérez, the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Excellence in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is among the five 2014 MacVicar Fellows selected. Read more.