• Debroah Hodges-Pabon, personnel and operations administrator in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, has been selected as the 2013-14 YMCA Achiever from MIT. Hodges-Pabon is recognized for her work as a youth mentor and role model. Read more.
  • Postdoctoral associate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) Hamed Pirsiavash has developed a new algorithm that offers significant improvements in parsing video — linearly, no matter the length, with fixed requirement for memory and reaching conclusions in search more efficiently. Read more.
  • The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) has awarded the 2014 Diversity Award to Professor Polina Golland for her leadership role in creating the new annual “Rising Stars in EECS” workshop for women. Read more.
  • Researchers from MIT and the Whitehead Institute, including EECS professor and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab member David Gifford, have revealed a new way that genotype, the hardwired genetic format for each organism, can result in different phenotype, the organism's actual physical characteristics. This nonchromosomal material may be more important and more accessible for future research. Read more.
  • Ron Weiss, associate professor in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Biological Engineering Departments, has weighed in for an article in the May 7, 2014 issue of Nature. Read more.
  • Marc Baldo, MIT professor of electrical engineering has teamed with MIT’s Troy Van Voorhis, professor of chemistry and other researchers to understand the theory behind singlet excitonic fission -- a process by which extra electrons are produced by incoming photonic energy -- first observed in the 1960s. This new understanding of what materials will generate this added energy has potential for creating solar cells that demonstratew up to 25 per cent increased efficiency. Read more.
  • Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan announced to members of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department faculty the promotion of Nickolai Zeldovich to Associate Professor with Tenure effective July 1, 2014. Read more.
  • Gregory Wornell, the Sumitomo Electric Industries Professor in the MIT EECS Dept., working with colleagues has devised a new theory to reduce the number of sensors needed for high-resolution imaging systems. This work ("Multi-Coset, Sparse Imaging Arrays"), reported in the latest issue of IEEE Tranactions on Antennas and Propagation, will potentially be used for explosives detection and collision avoidance in vehicles. Read more.
  • Researchers in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory — including EECS professor Regina Barzilay and phd student Nate Kushman — working with colleagues at the University of Washington, have developed a new computer system that can automatically solve the type of word problems common in introductory algebra classes. Read more.
  • An MIT team whose integrated chip restores lost power to partially shaded solar panels — achieving double the energy capture improvement of similar technologies — won big on Monday night at the seventh annual MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP) competition. Five of the six members of Unified Solar, the winning team, in this high profile competition, are graduate students in the laboratory of EECS Professor Steeve Leeb. Read more.