• Professors Dina Katabi and Nir N. Shavit have been elected to 2013 Fellow by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). As part of a select 1% of ACM membership, Fellows are recognized “for their contributions to computing that are driving innovations across multiple domains and disciplines - accelerating the digital revolution and impacting every dimension of how we live work and play.” Read more.
  • Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) Principal Research Scientist Luis Velasquez-Garcia, with members of his research group has developed a new way to perform x-rays that not only includes soft tissue, but is streamlined to portable dimension cutting the dose and overall expense typical for current x-ray machines. The Velasquez-Garcia group is presenting their work at the 13th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2013), being held Dec. 3 to 6 in London. Read more
  • Under the direction of EECS professor Jeffrey Shapiro, and senior research scientist Franco Wong - both members of the Research Laboratory of Electronic's (RLE) Optical and Quantum Communications Group and of Vivek Goyal, RLE research scientist and head of the Signal Transformation and Information Representation Group, EECS doctoral student Ahmed Kirmani, working under Goyal, has developed a computational imager that uses one photon per pixel allowing laser rangefinders to infer depth (3D) from a hundredth as much light and produce images from one 900th the light needed. Read more.
  • EECS Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan announced to EECS faculty today the appointment of Professor David Perreault as EECS Associate Department Head. Chandrakasan prefaced this announcement with the news of the appointment by School of Engineering Dean Ian Waitz of Professor Munther Dahleh, EECS Associate Department Head since July, 2011, as the Acting Director of the Engineering Systems Division (ESD) at MIT and Director-designate for a newly proposed organization focusing on socio-technical systems, information and decision systems, and statistics. Read more.
  • "There's a very strong need for that computer to turn electrical signals into optical signals very efficiently," Dirk Englund the Jamieson Career Development Assistant Professor in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department explained to Marketplace Tech. Englund was approached to discuss his work in the Quantum Photonics Laboratory, where computer chips made of graphene and silicon are encouraging information to move near the speed of light. Read more.
  • Ten EECS graduate students were selected this fall to receive department SM and PhD thesis awards. These awards complete the roster of awards given by the department to students in the spring. The fall term awards were presented at the Nov. 18, 2013 faculty lunch.
  • The Big Data Initiative at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) today announced two new activities aimed at improving the use and management of Big Data. The first is a series of data challenges designed to spur innovation in how people use data to solve problems and make decisions. Read more.
  • Using artificial intelligence tools including probabilistic graphical models, Ying Liu, EECS graduate student working with Alan Willsky, EECS professor and director of the Laboratory for Information and Decisions Systems (LIDS) has developed a technique that can efficiently infer vital information about the propagation of flight delays at U.S. airports. Liu and Willsky will present their work, which has potential application to a wide range of areas, at the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation in early December. Read more.
  • The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) seeks candidates for faculty positions starting in September 2014. 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.
  • Martin Rinard, professor in the MIT EECS Department and principal investigator in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and members of his research group have developed a new programming framework that knows when a bit of data can be sacrificed to permit timely and energy efficient performance -- while allowing for calculation of accurate results.