Guide to Graduate Study in Area II: Systems, Theory and AI

Welcome to Area II

Graduate study in computer science at MIT is centered in Area II of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, EECS.

If you are a graduate student in Area II please refer to:

Gerald Sussman
Area II Systems chair

Spring, 2015



Associate Department Head, Bill Freeman's Welcome talk, March 4, 2012 (pdf)


(Top header image throughout this website:) EECS Area II Profs. William Freeman and Antonio Torralba and his team have been developing very short codes or numerical representations that can be derived from individual images to enable automated cataloging of the billions of images on the Internet. Current to future applications of this work range from automatic indexing of digital images through downloadable software to making true machine vision possible in the future--enabling robots to make sense of visual (numeric) data from their cameras and use this to locate themselves.
For more information see: and the May, 2008, MIT News Office article.