In the Media

  • January 28, 2015
    MIT’s next generation of entrepreneurs is getting a leg up on the competition thanks to Start6, an innovative class offered Jan. 12 through 27 by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), which teaches students what’s needed to launch and run a successful startup business. Read more.
  • January 27, 2015
    Two EECS Department faculty Jesus del Alamo and Rajeev Ram are recipients of Bose Grants — out of five MIT professors selected for research projects that are high-risk yet potentially having significant impact. The grants are given in memory of Amar Bose, electrical engineering professor, who taught in EECS and founded the Bose Corporation. Read more.
  • January 26, 2015
    Madrid-MIT M+Visión Team wins 2015 Singapore Challenge. Luca Giancardo, PhD and the neuroQWERTY team awarded $100,000 for the best proposal to help elderly to “Age in Place” with their technology. Read more.
  • January 21, 2015
    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.
  • January 21, 2015
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science senior Daniel Kang has won the Churchill Scholarship. He is the 12th MIT student since the scholarship was established in 1963 to win this honor for which he will continue his graduate studies at Cambridge University. Read more.
  • January 19, 2015
    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.
  • January 17, 2015
    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."
  • January 13, 2015
    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.
  • January 13, 2015
    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.
  • January 12, 2015
    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.
  • January 9, 2015
    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.
  • January 9, 2015
    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.
  • December 28, 2014
    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.
  • December 23, 2014
    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.
  • December 22, 2014
    CSAIL postdoc and member of the MIT Computational Biology Group, Andreas Pfenning and collaborators at Duke University have reported findings on large data studies comparing song bird genomics with humans and primates. Vocal-learning birds and primates have common genes that could help pinpoint genetic disorders in humans such as stuttering or Huntington's Disease. Read more.
  • 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.