• CSAIL postdoc and member of the MIT Computational Biology Group, Andreas Pfenning and collaborators at Duke University have reported findings on large data studies comparing song bird genomics with humans and primates. Vocal-learning birds and primates have common genes that could help pinpoint genetic disorders in humans such as stuttering or Huntington's Disease. Read more.
  • Vivienne Sze, core member of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL), principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and the Emanuel E. Landsman (1958) Career Development Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS), has received a 2014 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA). Read more.
  • Members of Prof. Karl Berggren's Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group, including principal author and postdoc in the group Yachin Ivry have not only discovered a common relationship between thickness, temperature and electrical resistance in all superconducting materials, but have demonstrated the new knowledge in larger-area devices. Read more.
  • Madhu Sudan, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and adjunct professor at MIT's CSAIL and EECS department, has teamed with researchers from Harvard University, Microsoft and University of Pennsylvania to break the brittleness of communication protocols by establishing a theory of goal-oriented communication focusing on the meaning of the message. Read more.
  • Jesus del Alamo, the Donner Professor, has been named Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is cited “For fundamental contributions to the development of III-V compound semiconductor electronics.” Read more.
  • On Dec. 11, 2014, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab hosted 150 local students for its first annual “Hour of Code” demo fair, tied to the international initiative aimed at getting young people excited about programming. Read more.
  • Arvind, the Charles W. & Jennifer C. Johnson Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), has been elected as Foreign Fellow to the India National Academy of Sciences. Read more.
  • Faculty, students, and industry representatives packed MIT’s Grier Room on Thursday, Dec. 4, to learn about new research in robotics, machine learning, wireless power transfer, synthetic biology, and more—all being conducted by undergraduates through the groundbreaking SuperUROP program within Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Read more.
  • Institute professor Mildred S. Dresselhaus is the recipient of the IEEE 2015 Medal of Honor — IEEE’s highest honor, given since 1917. She is cited “For leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering.” Read more.
  • Professor Dimitri Antoniadis has been selected to receive the 2015 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal “for contributions to metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor physics, technology, and modeling”. The medal, sponsored by the Federation of Electric Power Companies, is given for outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application.