Graduate Program


EECS is a substrate for innovation. We combine fundamental science with the excitement of discovery. Our graduates change the world.

As a prospective MIT EECS graduate student, you can explore on this website the depth and breadth of research carried out by our world-class faculty and research staff members. You will see that graduate students play a big role in this research building their life's career path. Current graduate students are encouraged to give feedback as we build this website to help in our endeavor to create the best possible graduate experience.

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Graduate Admissions
The EECS Department is the largest in the School of Engineering with about 700 graduate students in the doctoral program. [Application is for the doctoral program only — there is no terminal masters degree. A Masters of Engineering is only available for qualified EECS undergraduates.] The application website ( is for students who wish to apply for graduate admission in September 2019. The deadline for submitting completed applications is December 15, 2018. Applicants to the MIT EECS graduate program should apply using the EECS online admissions site. Questions not answered by the FAQs? Send inquiries to              
EECS graduate student Sumaiya Nazeen named 2016 Ludwig Center Fellow
Sumaiya Nazeen has been named a 2016 Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology Graduate Fellow. Nazeen has been recognized as an outstanding MIT Graduate Student working on Cancer with a focus on metastasis.
Qualcomm Innovators include Nadeau and Mimee
Ph.D. candidates Phillip Nadeau (EECS/MTL) and Mark Mimee (Microbiology) have won a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for their joint proposal: “BacMOS: Electronic bio-sensors using synthetic biological transducers.” The fellowship, sponsored by Qualcomm Inc is designed to "cultivate new and forward thinking ideas and continue to further research and development overall.” (
Gunter selected as TI Graduate Women Fellow for Leadership in Microelectronics
Texas Instruments has selected MIT EECS student Samantha Gunter as the 2014 Texas Instruments Graduate Women’s Fellow for Leadership in Microelectronics recognizing her leadership and performance among women researchers in the field of Microelectronics.
LGO’s two-year EECS program leads to creative paths in industry
Read about the MIT LGO program in electrical engineering and computer science -- the only master's-level EECS program available to new MIT applicants, preparing LGO students for careers in manufacturing and operations careers in a broad range of technical fields, from semiconductors to smart grids to biotechnology. Read about two EECS LGO students Leo Espindle (LGO '11) and Augusta Niles (LGO '14). Also view the application interview including EECS alum Wendi Li, '08, MEng. '09.
Fadel Adib recognized as 2014 Microsoft PhD Research Fellow
Fadel Adib has been named a recipient of the 2014 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. This two-year fellowship is awarded to outstanding PhD students in the US and Canada.
Sergey Gorbunov Awarded Microsoft PhD Research Fellowship
Current EECS Graduate Student Sergey Gorbunov has been awarded a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. The Fellowship recognizes the best and brightest PhD’s in the US and Canada for a two-year fellowship program.
Deniz Yorukoglu chosen as IBM PhD Fellowship Finalist
Deniz Yorukoglu, a third year PhD student in the EECS Graduate Program at MIT has been selected as a finalist in the nations IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program. The IBM PhD Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program. Deniz's research interest is finding algorithmic solutions for important problems in biomedicine. He is particularly interested in tackling big data problems that arise with the emergence of personal genomics and high-throughput genome sequencing technologies.
Kuang Xu Receives for 2014 Chorafas Award
Dr. Xu was selected as a recipient of the 2014 Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation award for his exceptional performance in a doctoral degree program. According to the foundation the award targets extraordinary contributions to science and technology. The willingness to accept the moral obligations of being a scientist is a unique feature of this award.
Michal Rabani-Drier chosen for 2014 Chorafas Foundation Award
Michal Rabani-Drier has been selected for the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation 2014 Award. This award recognizes exceptional performance in a doctoral program and honors innovative research in the field of advanced data processing technology, life sciences and/or sustainability, with a particular emphasis on applied research.
MIT Academic Integrity Handbook
Please be aware of the MIT Academic Integrity Handbook (pdf).
Student Resources - How to find stuff@mit
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Research Interests: Faculty & Non-Faculty Supervisors
EECS Faculty and Non-Faculty Research Supervisors are listed with specific research interests. Check individual faculty websites for more detail.
Jadidian receives IEEE Guenther and best paper awards at IEEE conferences
Jouya Jadidian has been selected as the 2012 Arthur H. Guenther Award recipient for outstanding contributions to the field of pulsed-power science and technology by the PPS&T Committee of the IEEE NPSS society. He was also selected for best paper award at the combined 19th IEEE Pulsed Power Conference and the 40th IEEE Conference on Plasma Science (PPPS2013), held in San Francisco, CA, where he also received the best paper award. This paper has also been recently featured on the cover of Journal Applied Physics (Issue of August 14, 2013).
Dina El-Damak received Texas Instruments Graduate Woman’s Fellowship for Leadership in Microelectronics.
Dina El-Damak received Texas Instruments Graduate Woman’s Fellowship for Leadership in Microelectronics. Dina was awarded the fellowship twice for both the academic years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
Kuang Xu, EECS PhD student featured by MIT News for predictive modeling solutions
EECS PhD student Kuang Xu is featured by the MIT News Office for his application of predictive modeling to improve emergency-room wait times. Read more in the Aug. 7, 2013 MIT News Office article.
Aditya Khosla Chosen as 2013-2014 Facebook Graduate Fellow
EECS graduate student Aditya Khola was chosen by Facebook as a winner and finalist for the 2013-2014 Facebook Graduate Fellows. Facebook Fellowships support emerging research leaders who demonstrate potential to advance Facebook's mission of making the world more open and connected.
Cody Gilleland Named Regeneron Prize Recipient
EECS graduate student, Cody Gilleland has been named as the first a recipient of “The Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation by a Graduate Student.” The national award is a new initiative by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to recognize scientists early on in their career and to recognize their accomplishments.
Arijit Banerjee wins APEC 2013 Outstanding Presentation
Arijit Banerjee was selected as the winner of the 2013 Applied Power Electronics Conference Outstanding Presentation. He was selected for presenting the work titled "Control Architecture for a Doubly-fed Induction Machine Propulsion Drive." Banerjee, the lead author worked with Michael S. Tomovich, Steven B. Leeb and James L. Kirtley. Professors Leeb and Kirtley are Banerjee's supervisors.
2012-13 Siebel Scholars are Honored
The 2012-2013 recipients of the annual Siebel Scholars awards in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are: Rachel Chasin,who is working with Prof. Peter Szolovits with interests in natural language processing; Ningran Han who is working with Professor Qing Hu in terahertz technology; Anirudha Majumdar, who is working with Prof. Russell Tedrake in the Robot Locomotion Group; Rohit Singh who is working with Prof. Armando Solar-Lezama in CSAIL; and Tao Yu who works with Prof. Judy Hoyt in the Microsystems Technology Lab. they were honored with other MIT Siebel Scholars at a lunch held Sept. 19.
EECS graduate student fellowship awards NEWS
The EECS Department is pleased to share the fellowship awards news of its graduate students.  If you are an enrolled EECS graduate student and wish to share your news, please contact the Graduate Office.   Read about Jouya Jadidian receiving the IEEE DEIS fellowship award 2011-2012          
SIGGRAPH 2012 Student Research Competition: Kirmani, Colaco among five winning teams
Andrea Colaco, MIT Media Lab graduate student and EECS graduate student Ahmed Kirmani were one of five finalist teams in the ACM Student Research Competition at SIGGRAPH 2012 held in Los Angeles, CA, August 5-9, 2012. Colaco and Kirmani's work is titled "CoDAC: Compressive Depth Acquisition Using a Single Time-Resolved Sensor."
Meet EECS graduate student Carrie Cai
"It was only after graduating [from Stanford] that I discovered computer science and became addicted not only to the creative process that it fosters, but also to its vast applications to the cognitive sciences and linguistics. I was initially shy about leaving California but am so glad I took the leap to Boston!" --Carrie Cai
Faraz Najafi from Berggren Lab wins first place at 2012 Applied Superconductivity Conference
EECS PhD candidate Faraz Najafi together with another student (Qingyuan Zhao, Visiting Graduate Student) won first place for the Best Student Poster at the Applied Superconductivity Conference that was held Oct. 7-12, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.
Meet EECS graduate student David B. Cole
"I'm a second year student in the Claude E. Shannon Communication and Network Group under Professor Vincent Chan. My basis field of interest is optical communication systems and networks." --Dave Bernard Cole
EECS graduate student Shreya Saxena
"I’m currently working with Professor Munther Dahleh in the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems. We are trying to further the field of Brain Machine Interfaces (BMIs) using a Control Theory standpoint."
LGO, Leaders for Global Operations
Two degrees in two years. Learn from world-class faculty at the MIT School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Meet EECS graduate student William Li
"Broadly, I'm interested in applying computer science and artificial intelligence to health care, assistive technology, and understanding human systems and society." -- William Li
MIT Summer Research Program
  The MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) seeks to promote the value of graduate education; to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity; and to prepare and recruit the best and brightest for graduate education at MIT.  
Meet EECS graduate student Lily Yu
"I am excited about my research since it is a promising way to overcome the short channel effect in Si based devices and can impact real life. That is different from Physics," read more...
Meet EECS graduate student Arijit Banerjee
"I would love to be a Professor at a world renowned university. But prior to..."
Student Groups: EECS GSA
The EECS GSA is a group designed to bring graduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology out of the many corners of campus in which we sit to share experiences, strengthen our communication with faculty and administration, and improve student life within the department.
Meet EECS graduate student Ivan Chan
I study terahertz quantum cascade lasers, which are a type of very long wavelength semiconductor laser. The cool name aside...
Student Groups: Course 6 Graduate Women
GW6 is a student group for female graduate students of course 6 EECS at MIT. We organize activities to develop mentorships, friendships and to have fun!
Meet EECS graduate student Wardah Inam
"I love to experience and learn new things whether it’s experiencing sailing for the first time or..."
Student Groups: EECS REFs
EECS REFS serve as a resource for EECS graduate students in managing stress and conflict, acting as coaches/mediators, liaisons, and intermediaries. As coaches and mediators, they help analyze issues and situations brought forth by students and identify appropriate courses of action.