• Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

    EECS is everywhere. We combine the rigor of science, the power of engineering, and the thrill of discovery. Our students change the world.
  • The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize was awarded to a team of researchers, including James Fujimoto and Eric Swanson. James Fujimoto is the Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in EECS and principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE). Eric Swanson '84 is an active participant in a variety of entrepreneurial, industrial, academic, and volunteer activities and is an affiliate of the MIT Deshpande Center for Entrepreneurship and the MIT Translational Fellows Program.
  • StartMIT, a class held from January 9 to 23, connects MIT undergrads, grad students, postdocs, and other members of the MIT community with successful entrepreneurs for a crash course on the many paths to entrepreneurship. MIT students will be working closely with entrepreneurs and innovators to develop their ideas; participate in activities to refine their projects, and attend events with alumni and other leaders in the Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Two EECS faculty members were honored in the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science 2017 list that showcases America’s most important young scientists, entrepreneurs, thinkers, and leaders.
  • Engineering undergrads showcase their research after one semester of year-long SuperUROP projects.
  • Tomás Palacios, professor of electrical engineering, recognized for work with semiconductors.
  • Association for Computer Machinery cites Erik Demaine, Fredo Durand, William Freeman, and Daniel Jackson for having "provided key knowledge" to computing.
  • Cloud-based platform assists in managing, sharing data facilitates research.
  • System correlates recorded speech with images, could lead to fully automated speech recognition.
  • CSAIL system lets users design and fabricate drones with a wide range of shapes and structures.
  • Lisa Ho and Anita Liu will study for one year at Tsinghua University in China.