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  • December 18, 2014
    Vivienne Sze, core member of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL), principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and the Emanuel E. Landsman (1958) Career Development Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS), has received a 2014 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA). Read more.
  • December 16, 2014
    Members of Prof. Karl Berggren's Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group, including principal author and postdoc in the group Yachin Ivry have not only discovered a common relationship between thickness, temperature and electrical resistance in all superconducting materials, but have demonstrated the new knowledge in larger-area devices. Read more.
  • December 16, 2014
    Madhu Sudan, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and adjunct professor at MIT's CSAIL and EECS department, has teamed with researchers from Harvard University, Microsoft and University of Pennsylvania to break the brittleness of communication protocols by establishing a theory of goal-oriented communication focusing on the meaning of the message. Read more.
  • December 15, 2014
    Institute professor Mildred S. Dresselhaus is the recipient of the IEEE 2015 Medal of Honor — IEEE’s highest honor, given since 1917. She is cited “For leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering.” Read more.
  • December 13, 2014
    Jesus del Alamo, the Donner Professor, has been named Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is cited “For fundamental contributions to the development of III-V compound semiconductor electronics.” Read more.
  • December 13, 2014
    On Dec. 11, 2014, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab hosted 150 local students for its first annual “Hour of Code” demo fair, tied to the international initiative aimed at getting young people excited about programming. Read more.
  • December 13, 2014
    Arvind, the Charles W. & Jennifer C. Johnson Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), has been elected as Foreign Fellow to the India National Academy of Sciences. Read more.
  • December 11, 2014
    Faculty, students, and industry representatives packed MIT’s Grier Room on Thursday, Dec. 4, to learn about new research in robotics, machine learning, wireless power transfer, synthetic biology, and more—all being conducted by undergraduates through the groundbreaking SuperUROP program within Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Read more.
  • December 11, 2014
    Professor Dimitri Antoniadis has been selected to receive the 2015 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal “for contributions to metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor physics, technology, and modeling”. The medal, sponsored by the Federation of Electric Power Companies, is given for outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application.
  • December 2, 2014
    The Madrid-MIT M+Vision Consortium has been recognized by the Fundacion Tecnologia y Salud for accelerating health technology innovation. Dr Martha Gray (Harvard-MIT HST, EECS, RLE, IMES), M+Visión Director, accepted the award on behalf of the MIT members of the group. Read more.
  • November 25, 2014
    Madhu Sudan, principal researcher at Microsoft Research New England and Adjunct Professor in the EECS Department and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT is recipient of the Infosys Prize 2014 in Mathematical Sciences. Read more.
  • November 25, 2014
    EECS professor Ron Weiss has teamed with Mechanical Engineering professor Domitilla Del Vecchio and students from multiple departments at MIT to create a device that allows large biological circuits that behave with predictability nearly like that of electronic circuits. The work published this week in the journal Nature Biotechnology, has many applications -- particularly biosensing. Read more.
  • November 23, 2014
    "Nearly everyone seems to carry a cell phone or tablet. But if Tomás Palacios’s vision of the future of electronics comes to bear, it will be increasingly difficult to separate electronics from all the other structures and materials surrounding us." Read more.
  • November 21, 2014
    Dongeek Shin, Ahmed Kirmani, Vivek K Goyal, and Professor Jeffrey H. Shapiro, received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2014 held in Paris, France, for their paper “Computational 3D and Reflectivity Imaging with High Photon Efficiency.” Read more.
  • November 19, 2014
    A new cybersecurity center made possible by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will focus on cyber security policy -- one of three new academic initiatives (also at Stanford and UC Berkeley) aimed at laying the foundations for smart, sustainable policy to deal with the growing global cyber threats. Read more.
  • November 19, 2014
    Through MIT spinout QD Vision, co-founded by Vlaimir Bulovic, the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology at MIT and Associate Dean of the MIT Innovation Initiative, and QD Vision co-founder and former PhD student ('05) in the Bulovic ONE Lab, Seth Coe-Sullivan, have developed an optical component that can boost the color gamut for LCD televisions by roughly 50 percent, and increase energy-efficiency by around 20 percent. Read more.
  • November 18, 2014
    Prof. Sangeeta Bhatia, the John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT has been cited by Foreign Policy as one of its 100 Global Leading Thinkers specifically for her work in developing accessible diagnostics for colon cancer that would enable earlier detection. Read more.
  • November 18, 2014
    EECS associate professor Devavrat Shah and his group at MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) specializes in analyzing how social networks process information. In 2012, they demonstrated algorithms that could predict what topics would trend on Twitter up to five hours in advance; this year, they used the same framework to predict fluctuations in the prices of the online currency known as Bitcoin. Their work has also been applied to recommendation engines at Amazon and Netflix — with surprising results. Read more.
  • November 13, 2014
    Timothy Lu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science and biological engineering has come up with a new reason to engineer E. coli — so that genomic memory can be both long-term and analog -- not just on or off. The work appears in the latest online issue of Science and in The Scientist magazine. Read more.
  • November 12, 2014
    President Barak Obama announced on Nov. 10, 2014, 19 new winners of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor — including Institute Professors Mildred Dresselhaus and Robert Solow. Read more.
  • November 10, 2014
    Institute professor Mildred (Millie) Dresselhaus is featured in Science magazine's careers section in a conversation about her research, teaching and primarily her pioneering role model for women
  • November 6, 2014
    Distinguishing between emphysema and heart failure on an emergency basis has been a problem — often resulting in the wrong drug treatments. EECS faculty members George Verghese and Thomas Heldt, working with EECS graduate student Rebecca Mieloszyk in the Research Lab of Electronics (RLE) Computational Physiology and Clinical Inference Group, have devised an algorithm to analyze carbon dioxide levels in exhaled air to distinguish between these conditions using equipment already ubiquitous in US and European ambulances. Read more.
  • November 5, 2014
    If you’re playing improvisational games or Taboo in class, chances are you’re in 6.UAT Oral Communication. This is not your average engineering class—yet instructors and students agree that 6.UAT is invaluable to success in engineering. Read more.
  • October 30, 2014
    At this year’s Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) conference, EECS faculty member Martin Rinard and several students from his group in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory presented a new system that lets programmers identify sections of their code that can tolerate inconsequential error. The system, dubbed Chisel, then determines which program instructions to assign to unreliable hardware components, to maximize energy savings yet still meet the programmers’ accuracy requirements. Read more.
  • October 30, 2014
    Professor Muriel Medard working with EECS graduate student Flavio du Pin Calmon and researchers from Maynooth University in Ireland have shown that since existing practical cryptographic schemes demonstrate elements of information-theoretic security thereby preventing extraction of some of their data — it is possible to calculate minimum-security guarantees for any given encryption scheme — enabling information managers to make more informed decisions about how to protect data. Read more.