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  • September 30, 2013
    Imagine building a cellphone app that could be instantaneously used in the face of a flood or hurricane — where not only the app creator but many others could jump in to add needed ways for data to be shared as needed. Members of the Decentralized Information Group at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) presented their work at the Workshop on Semantic Cities last month in Beijing.
  • September 26, 2013
    Curious about how the Genomics revolution of our day is changing the medicine of the future? Listen to Manolis Kellis' recent talk for TEDxCambridge. Manolis Kellis is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at MIT, a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he directs the MIT Computational Biology Group.
  • September 25, 2013
    Dina Katabi, professor in the MIT EECS Department, principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and co-director of Wireless@MIT has been selected as a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. She is cited by the MacArthur Fellows Program for her work "at the interface of computer science and electrical engineering to improve the speed, reliability, and security of data exchange. Katabi has contributed to a range of networking issues, from protocols to minimize congestion in high-bandwidth networks to algorithms for spectrum analysis, though most of her work centers on wireless data transmission."
  • September 23, 2013
    In an effort to understand how today's object-recognition systems fall short of their desired goal, Antonio Torralba, EECS associate professor and members of his group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have created a system that by allowing humans to see the world the way an object-recognition system does, will ultimately become a tool for researchers to improve current recognition systems. Read more.
  • September 18, 2013
    MITx has announced two new online learning opportunities that will provide course-sequences in related areas culminating in course-sequence certificates. One of these 'XSeries' titled “Foundations of Computer Science” has been developed by faculty members in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT. MITx has announced two new online learning opportunities that will provide course-sequences in related areas culminating in course-sequence certificates. One of these 'XSeries' titled “Foundations of Computer Science” has been developed by faculty members in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT. The two-year sequence is offered this fall (2013) and will offer certificates (not credit) on completion. Read more.
  • September 16, 2013
    Optoelectronic computer chips that will use light to move data rather than electricity are much closer to reality thanks to the clever application of graphene (on Silicon) by researchers from MIT, Columbia University and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center under the direction of Dirk Englund, the Jamieson Career Development Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. The work, titled "Silicon photonics: Graphene benefits" appears in the Sept. 15, 2013 edition of Nature Photonics. Read more
  • September 13, 2013
    Daniel Sanchez, assistant professor in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS) and principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and his student Nathan Beckmann have developed a software alternative to manage high-speed on-chip memory (cache). Read more
  • September 11, 2013
    EECS graduate students Alessandro Chiesa and Madars Virza have teamed to develop a new system which can detect tampering in the cloud. The team presented their system, which is described as a practical, succinct zero-knowledge proof for arbitrary programs, at the International Cryptology Conference in August. Read more
  • September 9, 2013
    Today the National Science Foundation announced the formation of a new center, the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) based at MIT. Under the direction of Tomas Poggio, the McDermott Professor of Brain Sciences and Human Behavior at MIT, researchers from his department and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will work with colleagues from major research institutions in the US and from international institutions. Read more
  • August 30, 2013
    Timothy Lu, assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department with EECS graduate student Samuel Perli and Fahim Farzadfard, MIT Biology Department graduate student have developed a technique that can turn genes on or off inside yeast and human cells -- a potential window on understanding the function of those genes and also leading to engineering genes that could perform useful functions. Read more.
  • August 23, 2013
    A new summer UROP experience was organized and run by members of the EECS faculty to allow students to build web apps for educational technology, both for online courses (edX) and for residential courses on campus. Sixteen students – including nine freshmen, five sophomores and two juniors built some very impressive apps and learned a lot of coding -- together. The prospect of making both MITand MITx courses better was a strong motivator for the participants. Photo: 6.MITx UROP Richard Lu, Course 6 sophomore demonstrates the Pentimento Player app, an interactive 'video' player. Read more!
  • August 23, 2013
    On the news of the death of Professor Emeritus Kenneth N. Stevens, Department Head Anantha Chandrakasan shared the following message with his EECS faculty colleagues. Please read also the MIT News Office Aug. 23, 2013 obituary by Larry Hardesty titled: "Kenneth Stevens, professor emertitus in EECS, dies at 89. Stevens' pioneering work as the originator of the quantal theory of speech helped earn him the National Medal of Science."
  • August 17, 2013
    Detecting early-stage malarial infection of blood cells is a diagnostic that has recently come closer to reality through the work of MIT's Anantha Chandrakasan, EECS Department Head, and Subra Suresh, former MIT Dean of Engineering, now president of Carnegie Mellon University. The work, which has been published Aug. 8 in the journal Lab on a Chip, is potentially applicable to detecting other infections and diseases.
  • August 14, 2013
    Muriel Médard, professor of electrical engineering in the MIT EECS Department and principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) and EECS graduate student Falvio du Pin Calmon have teamed with researchers at the National University of Ireland to demonstrate that the security of many keyless-entry systems may not be as secure as previously thought. Médard and the NUI team will present their work at the Asilomar Conference on Signals and Systems in September.
  • August 8, 2013
    Rodney Brooks, iRobot co-founder and Chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics, was recently featured in the MIT News Office — following the selection by Technology Review of Rethink Robotics as one of 50 Disruptive Companies 2013. Founded by Brooks in 2008, Rethink Robotics is stocking manufacturers with easily taught assembly-line capable robots that can work safely alongside humans.
  • August 7, 2013
    EECS PhD student Kuang Xu is featured by the MIT News Office for his application of predictive modeling to improve emergency-room wait times. Read more in the Aug. 7, 2013 MIT News Office article.
  • August 6, 2013
    Sanjoy K. Mitter, professor of electrical engineering and principal investigator and former director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT, has been selected as Fellow by the International Federation of Automatic Control. He is cited in this honor “for fundamental contributions to nonlinear filtering, stochastic control, optimization, optimal control, hybrid systems theory, and the unification of communication and control.”
  • August 5, 2013
    CSAIL News: EECS professor Nancy Lynch, who heads the Theory of Distributed Systems Group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and EECS graduate student Moshen Ghaffari, and Cal Newport, a former graduate student in Lynch’s group who’s now an assistant professor of computer science at Georgetown University have used adversarial models in achieving greater network stability for adhoc networks, ie., for wireless device use.
  • August 5, 2013
    CSAIL News: Professor Anant Agarwal appeared on the July 24 edition of The Colbert Report, a satirical late-night comedy show hosted by comedian Stephen Colbert. Agarwal, a former director of CSAIL, is the president of edX, the not-for-profit online learning enterprise founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • August 3, 2013
    MIT researchers including electrical engineering and computer science professor Manolis Kellis, a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at MIT and Muriel Medard, professor of electrical engineering and principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at MIT have teamed with colleagues at the Broad Institute to develop a broadly applicable technique to study network connections.
  • August 2, 2013
    Three CSAIL roboticists have been named to IEEE Intelligent Systems' 2013 list of "AI's 10 to Watch", which celebrates 10 rising stars in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The CSAIL members named to the list are: Nora Ayanian, Finale Doshi-Velez and Stefanie Tellex.
  • July 31, 2013
    Mehmet Fatih Yanik, associate professor of electrical engineering and biological engineering at MIT and head of the High-Throughput Neurotechnology Group based in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) has created his life's work by combining his training in physics and engineering with his passion for understanding the complexities of the human nervous system and how to determine therapeutics for neurological disorders. Read more...
  • July 31, 2013
    The MIT Women’s Technology Program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has just finished its 12th summer — introducing 40 high school rising female seniors to the challenges and excitement of engineering and computer science. Read more...
  • July 30, 2013
    James Fujimoto, the Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT has been selected for the 2014 IEEE Photonics Award. The award, which is sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society, is given in recognition of outstanding achievements in photonics. Prof. Fujimoto is cited “for pioneering the development and commercialization of optical coherence tomography for medical diagnostics.”
  • July 26, 2013
    New research to be presented at the 2013 SIGGRAPH computer graphics conference could transform field of 3-D printing. Read about the work of EECS/CSAIL Professor Wojciech Matusik and his group to simplify the software that drives the 3D printing of multi-material objects. July 25 article by Abby Abazorius, CSAIL.