• Researchers at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) including Anantha Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering, recent EECS PhD graduate Marcus Yip, EECS graduate student Rui Jin and research scientist Nathan Ickes, together with physicians from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), have developed a new, low-power signal-processing chip that could lead to a cochlear implant that requires no external hardware. The implant would be wirelessly recharged -- taking just two minutes -- and would run for about eight hours on each charge. Read more.
  • Srini Devadas has been selected to receive the IEEE Computer Society’s 2014 Technical Achievement Award “For pioneering work in secure hardware, including the invention of Physical Unclonable Functions and single-chip secure processor architectures.” Read more.
  • MIT President L. Rafael Reif announced to the MIT community the permanent appointments of two longtime members of the MIT community to provost and chancellor. Martin A. Schmidt, a faculty member of the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer since 1988, and director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories from 1999 to 2006, has served as associate provost since 2008 and (since last fall) as acting provost.
  • 6.041, Introduction to Probability has been offered in the EECS Department for decades. This term (ST2014) Professors John Tsitsiklis and Patrick Jaillet will teach the subject in a much wider context and to a much wider class — with roughly 18 to 20,000 students as part of MITx. Read more.
  • Timothy K. Lu, Assistant Professor leading the Synthetic Biology Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Biological Engineering and principal investigator in MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), has been selected for a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in support of work to understand biological cells as state machines leading to insights into natural biological systems and synthetic gene circuits. Read more.
  • Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and EECS graduate students Sang-Woo Jun and Ming Liu, working with Arvind, the Charles W. and Jennifer C. Johnson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have developed a storage system for big-data analytics that can dramatically decrease the time it takes to access information. Read more.
  • Please join Anantha Chandrakasan, EECS Department Head for a "fireside chat" with Drew Houston, who will talk about innovation and entrepreneurship with Start6 participants.  TODAY, Jan. 27 at 3:00 PM in 34-101. Reception in lobby of building 34 to follow.
  • In Start6, a new entrepreneurship program for MIT engineering students offered during IAP, participants have received advice from such guest speakers as Paul English, cofounder of Kayak; Mike Evans ’99, MEng ’00, and COO and cofounder of GrubHub; Marina Hatsopoulos ’92, serial entrepreneur, former CEO and director of Z Corporation, and angel investor; and Max Krohn ’08, cofounder of OkCupid. And that was just on the first day. The three-week workshop, which began Jan. 13 ... read more.
  • Marvin Minsky, a faculty member in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 1958 and co-founder (in 1959) of the Artificial Intelligence Lab (now the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory), has been recognized the the BBVA Foundation for his lifetime achievements in establishing the field of artificial intelligence as well as his contributions to mathematics, cognitive science, robotics and philosophy.
  • James K. Roberge, professor of electrical engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) since 1967, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Roberge continued teaching in the department through the fall 2013 term.