In the Media

  • August 5, 2014
    Sangeeta Bhatia, the John and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has developed a new technique for studying the lifecycle of the hepatitis B virus. This work could lead to discovery of effective cure for a disease that affects roughly 400 million people worldwide. Read more.
  • August 4, 2014
    Researchers at MIT -- including EECS graduate student Abe Davis and EECS faculty members Fredo Durand and Bill Freeman, and members of the Computer Graphics Group in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have collaborated with colleagues at Microsoft and Adobe to develop an algorithm to reconstruct an audio signal produced by practically invisible vibrations of objects filmed in video and normally inaudible to human hearing. Read more.
  • August 2, 2014
    A research group that includes Electrical Engineering and Computer Science professor Srini Devadas of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Frontier Award, as part of nearly $75 million that the NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program will spend on cybersecurity projects across the country, the foundation announced on July 31. Read more.
  • August 1, 2014
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded eight grants as part of a new phase of the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project to study the role that genomic variation plays in modulating gene expression and ultimately human disease. Prof. Manolis Kellis, one of the awardees will lead the MIT project. Read more.
  • July 28, 2014
    Paying attention to the data that says MOOC learning is limited because of high drop rates and other negatives, CSAIL researchers have noted that students need help learning how to watch the videos and these researchers have developed a new way for students to learn how to watch MOOC videos called LectureScape. Read more.
  • July 22, 2014
    Anantha Chandrakasan, Department Head of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT recently acknowledged the contributions of three faculty members who served as part of the Department Leadership Group (DLG) since July 1, 2011. Saman Amarasinghe and Jacob White, both served as co-education officers and Steven Leeb, as undergraduate laboratory officer. Chandrakasan also welcomed the new DLG members (since July 1, 2014) including co-education officers Hae-Seung “Harry” Lee, Rob Miller and undergraduate laboratory officer Karl K. Berggren. Read more.
  • July 19, 2014
    EECS faculty members Hari Balakrishnan and Devavrat Shah with EECS graduate students Jonathan Perry, and Amy Ousterhout, and Hans Fugal of Facebook have devised a new system to reduce delay time in data center queues. Using Fastpass, the name given to the new system, the group has experimentally reduced the average queue length of routers by as much as 99.6 percent in a Facebook data center. Read more.
  • July 11, 2014
    Light is everything to good photography. Knowing this fact well, EECS professor Fredo Durand, also an experienced photographer, has begun to create a new system that uses drones (light-equipped autonomous robots) to create accurate lighting while communicating with the camera-mounted interface. Durand and several other researchers will report on their work at an upcoming international symposium in August.
  • July 7, 2014
    Professor Qing Hu and graduate students in his research group, the Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Devices Group in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and researchers from several outside research labs have published their breakthrough research on terahertz laser frequency combs, and are featured as the cover story of the June 2014 issue of Nature Photonics (June 2014, Volume 8 No 6). This research has applications from cancer detection to explosives sensing. Read more about this research on the RLE website.
  • July 2, 2014
    The MIT EECS Department and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are greatly saddened by the tragic and sudden death of our beloved colleague Professor Seth Teller. At this difficult time our hearts and thoughts are with his family. Please see the MIT News Office obituary "Professor Seth Teller dies at age 50".
  • June 26, 2014
    Three EECS faculty members were recently the recipients of major awards. Dimitri Bertsekas received the 2014 American Automatic Control Council Richard Bellman Heritage Award, Rodney Brooks received the 2014 Engelberger Robotics Award for Leadership and the 2015 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award, and Sanjoy Mitter received the 2015 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award. Read more.
  • June 24, 2014
    The potential for multicore computing on a chip has gained new traction with the work by MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department faculty member Li-Shiuan Peh and EECS graduate student Bhavya Daya as they present a new 36-core chip on which each core acts as a mini Internet using a router to complete a communication network for data transport, while keeping local data up to date. Read more.
  • June 20, 2014
    Vinod Vaikuntanathan, assistant professor in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department has been selected by Microsoft Research as a 2014 Faculty Fellow. He is one of seven chosen as Faculty Fellow this year. Read more.
  • June 20, 2014
    Bernard Haeupler, PhD '13, has been selected by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) as recipient of the 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Award in Distributed Computing. Dr. Haeupler completed his thesis “Probabilistic Methods for Distributed Information Dissemination” in June 2013 under the co-supervision of Professors Jonathan Kelner, Muriel Médard, and David Karger at MIT.
  • June 20, 2014
    At the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition this month, EECS faculty member and associate department head William Freeman and colleagues from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) will present a new algorithm that can, with roughly 80 percent accuracy, determine whether a given snippet of video is playing backward or forward. Read more.
  • June 18, 2014
    Working with members of the Quantum Photonics Laboratory (QPL) under the direction of EECS assistant professor Dirk Englund, principal author Hannah Clevenson, EECS graduate student and Pierre Desjardins and Xuetao Gan have developed an optical gas sensor that provides an extremely sensitive and compact way to detect very small amounts of target molecules of gas before they disperse. Read more.
  • June 18, 2014
    Sangeeta Bhatia, was interviewed recently by Jeremey Hobson on Boston NPR radio station WBUR's noon news program "Here and Now" about her work creating miniature livers for testing drugs. Listen to the podcast.
  • June 13, 2014
    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) colleagues and members of the lab's Distributed Information Group Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web and head of the group, Oshani Seneviratne, an MIT graduate student in electrical engineering and computer science, and Lalana Kagal, CSAIL research scientist have designed a new protocol for the web that will automatically monitor the transmission of private data while allowing the data owner to be aware of how it's being used. Read more.
  • June 12, 2014
    EECS faculty members Dina Katabi, director of the Wireless Center at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and CSAIL colleague Robert Miller with EECS graduate students Fadel Adib and Zach Kabalec have collaborated to develop wireless technology to track a person's vital signals such as breathing (heart rate) and more from another room with no need for intrusive wearable technologies. Read more.
  • June 11, 2014
    EECS faculty member, Robert Berwick, principal investigator in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) has teamed with MIT Linguistics and Philosophy professor Shigeru Miyagawa to reinforce the thesis that human language development is based on bird song and other primates communication. Read more.
  • June 10, 2014
    Creating personal climates around individuals in a larger office or building is the concept around "Local Warming" that is being introduced at a biannual architectural festival that opened on June 7, 2014, the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. EECS/CSAIL faculty member Dina Katabi and members of her team in the MIT Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing have designed a new WiFi-based location tracking technology to aid in this new energy saving design. Read more.
  • June 6, 2014
    View the photos taken of each doctoral graduate as they lined up at the Hooding on June 5, 2014, and following the ceremony at the MIT EECS Hooding reception held in the Stata Center.
  • June 2, 2014
    MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) held a two day conference celebrating 50 years of computer science looking forward to the future with solutions for today's obstacles and tomorrow's solutions. Read more.
  • 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.