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  • May 30, 2014
    Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) research scientist Andrea Censi has paired a neuromorphic sensor with lightening speed camera data intake with a new algorithm to give robots a new enhanced sensory system. Read more.
  • May 30, 2014
    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) Lab director Daniela Rus and members of her research group the Distributed Robotics Lab have collaborated with CSAIL professor Erik Demaine and outside researchers to create foldable/printable robots that assemble when heated. Read more.
  • May 30, 2014
    What do you do when you’ve just completed your first deep dive into advanced electrical engineering and computer science research at MIT—head confidently to graduate school? Get recruited by a prominent tech company? Launch a startup? Yes, yes, and yes. First, though, you celebrate. Read more.
  • May 30, 2014
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan announced today the appointment of Professor Munther A. Dahleh to the William A. Coolidge Professorship at MIT. Read more.
  • May 29, 2014
    MIT researchers — including EECS graduate student YiChang Shih and his joint thesis advisors EECS professors Frédo Durand and Bill Freeman — all members of the MIT CSAIL Computer Graphics Group, and their colleagues at Adobe Systems and the University of Virginia, have developed an algorithm that could allow you to transfer the distinctive styles of famous portrait photographers to your own cellphone photos. Read more.
  • May 28, 2014
    Vladimir Bulovic, the Fariborz Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technology and associate dean for innovation in MIT’s School of Engineering, with MIT professor of chemistry Moungi Bawendi and graduate students Chia-Hao Chuang and Patrick Brown have developed new quantum dot photovoltaic cells that demonstrate significant efficiency in solar cells with no need for high temperature or vacuum conditions to operate -- or to be produced. Read more.
  • May 27, 2014
    The annual awards event to celebrate and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department faculty, students and staff was held at the Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, May 18. Anantha Chandrakasan, EECS department head led the program... Read more and see the awards photos!
  • May 26, 2014
    Unlike addressing the problem of object detection, a major area of research in computer vision, Prof. Bill Freeman, principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and associate department head in MIT's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department, has worked with EECS graduate student Andrew Owens and colleagues from the University of Virginia, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Flyby Media to .... Read more.
  • May 23, 2014
    Whether it is presented in a formal conference hall at the Kendall Marriott or accompanied with large servings of ice cream along the Charles M. Vest Student Street, research carried out by students in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) has gained a strong professional presence around MIT and beyond. Read more.
  • May 19, 2014
    Former associate department head and currently acting director of the Engineering Systems Division Munther Dahleh, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been appointed the interim director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), effective July 1. Dahleh is also director-designate of a new entity at MIT that will focus on complex and socio-technical systems, information and decision systems, and statistics.
  • May 16, 2014
    Debroah Hodges-Pabon, personnel and operations administrator in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, has been selected as the 2013-14 YMCA Achiever from MIT. Hodges-Pabon is recognized for her work as a youth mentor and role model. Read more.
  • May 14, 2014
    Postdoctoral associate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) Hamed Pirsiavash has developed a new algorithm that offers significant improvements in parsing video — linearly, no matter the length, with fixed requirement for memory and reaching conclusions in search more efficiently. Read more.
  • May 13, 2014
    The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) has awarded the 2014 Diversity Award to Professor Polina Golland for her leadership role in creating the new annual “Rising Stars in EECS” workshop for women. Read more.
  • May 13, 2014
    Researchers from MIT and the Whitehead Institute, including EECS professor and Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab member David Gifford, have revealed a new way that genotype, the hardwired genetic format for each organism, can result in different phenotype, the organism's actual physical characteristics. This nonchromosomal material may be more important and more accessible for future research. Read more.
  • May 9, 2014
    Ron Weiss, associate professor in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Biological Engineering Departments, has weighed in for an article in the May 7, 2014 issue of Nature. Read more.
  • May 7, 2014
    Marc Baldo, MIT professor of electrical engineering has teamed with MIT’s Troy Van Voorhis, professor of chemistry and other researchers to understand the theory behind singlet excitonic fission -- a process by which extra electrons are produced by incoming photonic energy -- first observed in the 1960s. This new understanding of what materials will generate this added energy has potential for creating solar cells that demonstratew up to 25 per cent increased efficiency. Read more.
  • May 5, 2014
    Gregory Wornell, the Sumitomo Electric Industries Professor in the MIT EECS Dept., working with colleagues has devised a new theory to reduce the number of sensors needed for high-resolution imaging systems. This work ("Multi-Coset, Sparse Imaging Arrays"), reported in the latest issue of IEEE Tranactions on Antennas and Propagation, will potentially be used for explosives detection and collision avoidance in vehicles. Read more.
  • May 2, 2014
    Researchers in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory — including EECS professor Regina Barzilay and phd student Nate Kushman — working with colleagues at the University of Washington, have developed a new computer system that can automatically solve the type of word problems common in introductory algebra classes. Read more.
  • April 30, 2014
    An MIT team whose integrated chip restores lost power to partially shaded solar panels — achieving double the energy capture improvement of similar technologies — won big on Monday night at the seventh annual MIT Clean Energy Prize (CEP) competition. Five of the six members of Unified Solar, the winning team, in this high profile competition, are graduate students in the laboratory of EECS Professor Steeve Leeb. Read more.
  • April 29, 2014
    As MIT launches into the construction of a new nano center in the heart of its campus (becoming the new building 12), the plans for this exciting new center and the people who will lead these efforts are highlighted in several MIT News Office articles including a video featuring Vladimir Bulovic, Associate Dean for Innovation, and Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Professor of Emerging Technology. Read more.
  • April 23, 2014
    Prof. Steven B. Leeb met with Sharon Burke, assistant secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, about the non-intrusive load monitor developed at MIT, during Burke's visit to the Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass. The monitor can look at an energy grid and break down energy use by individual devices plugged into a system. Read more.
  • April 23, 2014
    Rahul Sarpeshkar, professor in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and head of the Analog Circuits and Biological Systems Group in MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) is featured by the Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) at MIT for his work that blends both biological (wet) and electronic analog circuits (dry) in research that could lead to newly engineered immune cells that could detect cancer cells and kill them, for example. Read more.
  • April 16, 2014
    Robert D. Blumofe and Charles E. Leiserson were announced today as the winners of the 2013 Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for contributions to robust parallel and distributed computing. The ACM credits Blumofe and Leiserson for developing provably efficient randomized “work-stealing” scheduling algorithms and Cilk, a small but powerful programming-language extension for multithreaded computing. The Kanellakis Award honors specific theoretical accomplishments that significantly affect the practice of computing. Read more.
  • April 16, 2014
    Until now the theoretical and much studied quasiparticle known as the exciton — responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits — has never been observed in action. Now researchers in the Center for EXcitonics in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at MIT including EECS professors Marc Baldo and Vladimir Bulovic, and investigators at the City College of New York have imaged excitons' motions directly. Read more.
  • April 15, 2014
    Twenty-seven Start6 students traveled to Northern California over spring break to visit start-ups, meet alumni, and engage with and present to venture capital firms in the SF area. Their trip included tours and tech talks at DropBox, Lemnos Labs, Quizlet, Meraki, Cisco, FireEye, and Pinterest, as well as a pitch session at Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z), a Menlo Park venture capital firm. Read more.