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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a paper appearing in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Robotics Research, Professors and member of the Learning and Intelligent Systems Group Leslie Kaelbling and Tomas Lozano Perez and EECS graduate student Lawson Wong show that a system using an off-the-shelf algorithm to aggregate different perspectives can recognize four times as many objects as one that uses a single perspective, while reducing the number of misidentifications. Read more.
  • A large group of researchers including EECS faculty Dirk Englund, Karl Berggren and their respective labs, the Quantum Photonics Group and the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group have collaborated with colleagues at IBM and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to edge closer to building effective quantum-computational circuits. Read more.
  • A record number of Fellow selections from any single institution marks the election by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) of five CSAIL researchers and members of the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department to ACM 2014 Fellow. The ACM has cited Srini Devadas, Eric Grimson, Robert Morris, Ronitt Rubinfeld and Daniela Rus for "providing key knowledge" to computing.
  • Adam Chilpala, principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Douglas Ross Career Development Professor of Software Technology has developed a new programming language called Ur/Web that promises to take the drudgery out of Web development. Read more.
  • MIT Computer Scientists Demonstrate the Hard Way That Gender Still Matters BY ELENA GLASSMAN, NEHA NARULA AND JEAN YANG "We're 3 female computer scientists at MIT, here to answer questions about programming and academia. Ask us anything!" we wrote for our Reddit Ask Me Anything session last Friday. Read more.