• A new 1,252 square foot multi-roomed student lounge on the first floor of Building 36 was officially opened for use by Course 6 undergraduates on Oct. 7. Read more.
  • Three 2014-2015 Faculty Research Innovation Fellowships (FRIF) were announced on Oct. 7. 2014. The FRIF was established in 2011 to recognize mid-career EECS faculty members for outstanding research contributions and international leadership in their fields. Read more.
  • The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) seeks candidates for faculty positions starting in September 2015. Appointment will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and supervision of student research. We will consider candidates with backgrounds and interests in any area of electrical engineering and computer science. Faculty appointments will commence after completion of a doctoral degree.
  • On Oct. 3 a panel discussion titled "Challenging Technical Privilege: How Race and Gender Matter" was held at MIT. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, EECS, CSAIL, Office of Minority Education, and ICEO, the event provided a candid, open discussion on issues of Technical Privilege and Stereotype Threat
  • Yesterday, Oc.t 8, 2014, Advanced Micro Devices, one of the world's biggest chip-design companies appointed Lisa Su, '91 SB, SM and '94 PhD, as its president and chief executive officer. She is the first female to head the 45 year old company and the latest female top executive at a major Silicon Valley tech company. Read more.
  • Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) research scientist Luis Fernando Velásquez-García and his group have devised a new way for manufacturing nanoscale devices cheaply using arrays of carbon nanotubes. Their work, published in the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, promises a wide range of applications. read more
  • EECS Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan recently announced the appointments of Qing Hu as Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and of Charles E. Leiserson as Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Read more.
  • Mehmet Fatih Yanik has teamed to create a drug delivery pipeline using nanoparticles — enabling rapid testing in zebrafish for eventual delivery to human subjects of biologics, including antibodies, peptides, RNA and DNA. Read more.
  • Prof. Asuman Ozdaglar is appointed Director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, LIDS, effective Oct. 1, 2014. Read more.
  • In a two pronged attack on the killer superbugs that have become nearly unstoppable, Tim Lu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science and principal investigator in MIT's Research Lab of Electronics, has not only developed a gene editing system that can selectively kill the bacteria carrying harmful genes that confer antibiotic resistance or cause disease, but also devised a way of identifying combinations of genes that work together to make bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics. Read more.