• Paying attention to the data that says MOOC learning is limited because of high drop rates and other negatives, CSAIL researchers have noted that students need help learning how to watch the videos and these researchers have developed a new way for students to learn how to watch MOOC videos called LectureScape. Read more.
  • Anantha Chandrakasan, Department Head of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT recently acknowledged the contributions of three faculty members who served as part of the Department Leadership Group (DLG) since July 1, 2011. Saman Amarasinghe and Jacob White, both served as co-education officers and Steven Leeb, as undergraduate laboratory officer. Chandrakasan also welcomed the new DLG members (since July 1, 2014) including co-education officers Hae-Seung “Harry” Lee, Rob Miller and undergraduate laboratory officer Karl K. Berggren. Read more.
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  • EECS faculty members Hari Balakrishnan and Devavrat Shah with EECS graduate students Jonathan Perry, and Amy Ousterhout, and Hans Fugal of Facebook have devised a new system to reduce delay time in data center queues. Using Fastpass, the name given to the new system, the group has experimentally reduced the average queue length of routers by as much as 99.6 percent in a Facebook data center. Read more.
  • Light is everything to good photography. Knowing this fact well, EECS professor Fredo Durand, also an experienced photographer, has begun to create a new system that uses drones (light-equipped autonomous robots) to create accurate lighting while communicating with the camera-mounted interface. Durand and several other researchers will report on their work at an upcoming international symposium in August.
  • Professor Qing Hu and graduate students in his research group, the Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Devices Group in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and researchers from several outside research labs have published their breakthrough research on terahertz laser frequency combs, and are featured as the cover story of the June 2014 issue of Nature Photonics (June 2014, Volume 8 No 6). This research has applications from cancer detection to explosives sensing. Read more about this research on the RLE website.
  • The MIT EECS Department and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are greatly saddened by the tragic and sudden death of our beloved colleague Professor Seth Teller. At this difficult time our hearts and thoughts are with his family. Please see the MIT News Office obituary "Professor Seth Teller dies at age 50".
  • Three EECS faculty members were recently the recipients of major awards. Dimitri Bertsekas received the 2014 American Automatic Control Council Richard Bellman Heritage Award, Rodney Brooks received the 2014 Engelberger Robotics Award for Leadership and the 2015 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award, and Sanjoy Mitter received the 2015 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award. Read more.
  • The potential for multicore computing on a chip has gained new traction with the work by MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department faculty member Li-Shiuan Peh and EECS graduate student Bhavya Daya as they present a new 36-core chip on which each core acts as a mini Internet using a router to complete a communication network for data transport, while keeping local data up to date. Read more.
  • Vinod Vaikuntanathan, assistant professor in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department has been selected by Microsoft Research as a 2014 Faculty Fellow. He is one of seven chosen as Faculty Fellow this year. Read more.