• Two EECS juniors, Kaustav Gopinathan and Margaret Guo, have been selected as Goldwater Scholars for 2015-16. Four MIT students, honored Goldwater Scholars for their academic achievements, were selected from a field of 1,206 candidates nominated by university faculty nationwide. Read more.
  • Sangeeta Bhatia, member of the EECS faculty, of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science and has teamed with researchers at the University of California at San Diego to create a new way to detect cancer that has spread to the liver by using probiotics — providing a way for earlier detection of cancers such as colon and pancreatic that typcially metastasize to the liver. Read more.
  • EECS graduate students Andrew Spielberg and Stuart Baker, and postdoc Mehmet Dogar with EECS Professor and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) Daniela Rus have developed a new algorithm that significantly reduces the time it takes for several robots to plan and execute a task. Read more.
  • The School of Engineering hosted its 2015 Infinite Mile Awards (IMA) event on Tuesday, May 19 in the Grier Rooms for a full house of awardees, colleagues, families and friends. Of the 18 recipients, nine were from or associated with the EECS community. Read more.
  • A computer vision enabled technology developed by a team of EECS faculty Bill Freeman and Frédo Durand and their students is enabling a new way to identify structural defects in objects. The group will report this latest work at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in June. Read more.
  • As the 2015 SuperUROP graduates flowed into the year-end certificates presentation event on May 7 at the Media Lab Skyline Room, the class of over 90 students looked ready for celebrating — just as they had embarked this past year on their intense research collaboration with their faculty advisor and his/her research group... Read more.
  • MIT's Richard Peng, a postdoc in applied mathematics, and Michael Cohen, a graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science have developed and demonstrated an algorithm that is optimal for condensing matrices (data). Read more.
  • The members of Voltage, a new group in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, want to interest more freshmen and Course 6 students in the field of Electrical Engineering (EE). Sponsored by MIT IEEE/ACM, the group is working to build a cohesive network for students in both the EE degree program (6-1) as well as for students leaning to EE in the EECS degree program (6-2) — offering support and resources in academics, research and careers. Read more.
  • EECS doctoral student Carrie Cai has devised a Google Chat extension to help users make the most of idle wait time between texts and instant-message replies. Termed WaitChatter, the app allows users to learn another language vocabulary while they wait and the app is adaptable to other IM platforms including Snapchat, Facebook, Skype and WhatsApp. Read more.
  • As part of the fall 2014 Assistive Technologies (6.811) class (Principles and Practices in Assistive Technologies, or PPAT), a group of EECS students teamed to develop a new way for residents of the Boston Home to communicate their needs. Since then senior Beth Hadley took on the project as her senior thesis. Read more.