• Dirk Englund and his team in the Quantum Photonics Laboratory have collaborated with colleagues at Brookhaven National Laboratory and an outside company to create a new technique to extend quantum-secured communication. Using nitrogen atoms embedded in synthetic diamond the researchers have trapped qubits that can transfer photons extending the superposition time of these qubits a hundredfold — ultimately leading toward practical quantum computing. Read more.
  • MIT’s next generation of entrepreneurs is getting a leg up on the competition thanks to Start6, an innovative class offered Jan. 12 through 27 by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), which teaches students what’s needed to launch and run a successful startup business. Read more.
  • Two EECS Department faculty Jesus del Alamo and Rajeev Ram are recipients of Bose Grants — out of five MIT professors selected for research projects that are high-risk yet potentially having significant impact. The grants are given in memory of Amar Bose, electrical engineering professor, who taught in EECS and founded the Bose Corporation. Read more.
  • Madrid-MIT M+Visión Team wins 2015 Singapore Challenge. Luca Giancardo, PhD and the neuroQWERTY team awarded $100,000 for the best proposal to help elderly to “Age in Place” with their technology. Read more.
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS) Head Anantha Chandrakasan announced the appointment of Professor Silvio Micali as Associate Department Head (ADH) of EECS effective January 15, 2015. Read more.
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science senior Daniel Kang has won the Churchill Scholarship. He is the 12th MIT student since the scholarship was established in 1963 to win this honor for which he will continue his graduate studies at Cambridge University. Read more.
  • Photonic integrated circuits are coming closer to implementing the basic components needed for quantum information processing based on the recent work by EECS graduate student Nicholas Harris, a member of the Quantum Photonics Laboratory headed by Dirk Englund, Jamieson Career Development Professor and principal investigator in the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE). Read more.
  • The best ways to beef up cybersecurity? How about starting with a competition? Read more in the January 16, 2015 MIT News Office article by Adam Conner-Simons titled "President Obama, Prime Minister Cameron announce cybersecurity competition with CSAIL MIT, British students to face off in “Cambridge v. Cambridge” event this fall."
  • Professor Joel Voldman, working with EECS graduate student Burak Dura and others from Whitehead Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new device that allows scientists to follow communication between immune cells. The work, reported in the Jan. 13 issue of Nature Communications, may lead to future studies of mechanisms that involve cancer and other diseases. Read more.
  • Professor Emeritus Shaoul “Ziggy” Ezekiel, an MIT alumnus who spent 46 years at the Institute as a professor in the departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, died on Jan. 7. He was 79.