Guide to Graduate Study in Area II: Introduction
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. This memorandum offers a brief road map of the Computer Science graduate program in EECS.
This memorandum applies to students entering the PhD program in September 1999 or later including those students who completed their MEng degrees before September 1999.
Daniel Jackson, Area II chair
Associate Department Head, Bill Freeman's Welcome talk, March 4, 2012 (pdf)
Area II printable summary (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: http://people.csail.mit.edu/torralba/tinyimages/ and the May, 2008, MIT News Office article.