• 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.
  • EECS Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan and Associate Heads Silvio Micali and David Perreault have announced the appointments of Tamara Broderick as the ITT Career Development Assistant Professor and of Stefanie Jegelka as the X-Consortium Career Development Assistant Professor. Both Broderick and Jegelka joined the MIT EECS Department in January, 2015. Read more.
  • EECS faculty members including Duane Boning, Director of the Cambridge-based MIT and Masdar Institute Cooperative Program and Vladimir Bulovic, Associate Dean for Innovation at MIT's School of Engineering, have contributed to the development of joint research between MIT and the UAE's Masdar Institute launched in 2007, with an expanded emphasis on alternative energy, sustainability, and innovation initiatives in nanotechnology, water, and related areas. Read more.
  • Members of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab's (CSAIL's) Computer Graphics Group including Professors Frédo Durand and William Freeman and EECS graduate student YiChang Shih have developed an algorithm that removes reflections from photos taken through windows. Read more.
  • While they developed the most accurate scene recognition system, Profs. Antonio Torralba and Aude Oliva have shown how object recognition along with scene recognition could be mutually reinforcing. They will present their work at the International Conference on Learning Representations... Read more.
  • EECS Department Head Anantha P. Chandrakasan and Associate Department Heads Silvio Micali and David J. Perreault announced today the promotions of Professors Constantinos Daskalakis, Wojciech Matusik, and Michael Watts to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2015. Read more.
  • For two days, over thirty members of the Start6 class were given the opportunity to visit and network at Airware, AppDynamics, Khan Academy, Lemnos Labs, Nutanix, Pinterest, Quizlet, and Wearable Intelligence as well as attending several alumni receptions and meeting with venture capitalists. Read more.
  • MIT spinout Verayo created by Srini Devadas, the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor in the EECS Department and member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) is featured for its unique physical approach to cybersecurity through unclonable silicon chips — increasingly appearing in commercial applications worldwide. Read more.
  • Is it still an either-or choice to receive (or not) all those mailing list emails? EECS graduate student Amy Zhang working with EECS Prof. David Karger in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab's Haystack Group, has developed a new system that uses techniques from social media to give the recipient more control over his/her inbox. Read more.